Saturday found me in Mechanicsville Maryland at Tim Anderson’s “Maryland Martial Arts”. I gave a 5 hour seminar to their fight team on leg locks, takedowns and takedowns into submissions from sambo. We also worked some casting punches for brutal ground and pound. We also touched a bit on savate since there was some interest in seeing just what it was like. A very good time was had by all, I hope, and I look forward to going back down in a few months to do it again.
2 rds shadow boxing
2 rds boxing
1 rd floor GnP bag
2 rds footwork
We then broke out the longsword trainers and went over some basics and a few plays of Durchlaufen…not something we are heavily focusing on but a fun diversion from the constant punching and twisting of limbs. It is still great training but the variety is welcome.
We ended the session with some more entrenching tool work. Basically covering what we did last week and getting more comfortable with it. We worked lopatka vs knife a bit more this time around, getting used to intercepting the knife with the flat of the shovel rather than the edge. The edge is definitely more deadly but the flat of the shovel offers a much greater chance of successfully defending oneself against the attack that IMO it is vastly
superior. I will have to try and get a few clips of this filmed to share.