Session 11/22/09

We started off with about 30 minutes of German longsword today. Mostly working the zornhau into the bind and what to do afterwards.

2 rds shadow boxing

After the shadow boxing we worked a two punch combination for long range using the casting method for power generation. First a long range jab without a step but with a cast and shoulder whirl action and a diagonal thumb down fist alignment followed by a long straight rear with a casting movement and a diagonal thumb down alignment. Wicked power on this combination. After getting the mechanics down we hit the heavy bag with it a few times then moved to the focus gloves to practice.

2 rds boxing

We then went into some counter clinch and grab work, mostly against the Thai plum grip but also one handed grips and grips are the arms. Main theme was to get them off balance even if you have to absorb some damage before being able to do so.

We ended the session with some entrenching tool work. Some empty hand defense against the shovel first(main idea, get a hand or hands on their shovel), followed by some work against a knife thrust both single handed defense and double handed grip defense.

Then we talked about liquor for roughly 30 minutes and called it a day.

Funny, if we don’t grapple, or do a huge number of rounds sparring, I don’t feel like I got a real good workout regardless of what we do. Sore shoulder sort of made no grappling be the rule of the day but hopefully that will not last much longer. After Mark Tripp seminar on Dec 5th I plan on going to the DR and getting checked out.

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