Session 2-22-09

We were having power problems in our space today. Right away we blew a fuse, I replaced it. 10 minutes later we blew another….no more fuses and no store open in this metropolis to buy new ones…so we trained until it got too dark.

We went over some of the things we did last week end at the clinic…
cross grip podvhat or for those more japanically (yes I made that word up) inclined an uchi mata. We worked this from a cross grip and from a whizzer grip and did it a little different and low on the leg.
Also from this cross grip we worked a front body drop throw, a melnica or firemans and a leg sweep along with a belt grab into a Georgian pick up.
Onto par terre or groundwork….we worked on getting the armbar from the bottom then countering that armbar attempt with a nice leg lock flow that included a knee bar, a banana split and three different achilles crushes.
We then took out the entrenching tools and worked on flowing with them, and on a certain thrust with almost an epee grip from the Russian manual I got to see last week. We did some work against a knife using the e-tool and did some practice chopping/cutting against heavy wooden beams. Like I say almost every week…the more i play with this thing, the more i like it.
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I had grand plans for doing a lot of different things this week but it just got too dark too fast and we called it a day after only an hour and a half.
So I have to save the navaja, shillelagh and pugilism for next week and still find time for at least one Broadsword league bout.
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