Session 6-27-10

A run down of the week…

Thursday…Chris and Gov came out and we worked primarily on combination striking, kicks and punches. Started with a one-two combo then built from there. We also worked the three count cadence drill. We ended the session by taking the cadence drill from our striking and applying it with the mountain axe.

Friday, Chris and Gov again but this time we did some test cutting with the various sharp objects I have about my house. 2 liter bottles and milk jugs mostly…though my 7 and 11 year old daughters made quick work of the milk jugs with the boar spear. We ended by massacring two full slabs of pork ribs (freezer burnt). Much harder to cut than the chickens but still very telling.

Gov had to leave for work so Chris and I worked savate combinations for about 45 minutes after we washed the pork gore from our hands.

Sunday…brutally humid and hot.
Only Justin and I…

2 rounds shadow boxing
1 round boxing
1 round savate
1 round focus mitts
1 round cadence drill
2 rounds freestyle foot work

Good day for navaja! We worked mainly on foot work and changing our stances, grips and cambios. This time we also switched from a standard blade forward saber/epee grip to the ice pick grip while circling to deliver the desjarretazo, a thrust into the back/neck/kidney etc…. We also did some work feinting a thrust to the midsection and working off the opponents reaction.

We ended the session with a bit of work on the Buza, traditional fisticuffs from the Novgorod region mixed freely with dance or it is dance…confusing:) We worked the basic buzovka (whirling motion for power generations) then mixed in some of the kicks while still practicing the buzovka.

After all that movement we decided that only beer could quench out mighty thirsts so we sat out side in the garden and drank a nice cold one until the looming thunderstorm caused us to take shelter.


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