Session 1-19-10

Just Matt and I for starters today but then we were joined by Dave the ultimate part timer:)

2 rounds shadow boxing
3 rounds boxing with 4 oz gloves and head gear
1 rounds partnered footwork drill
1 round freestyle footwork

On with the jackets for some sambo. We are on week 2 of Coach Tripp’s 16 week cycle. focusing this time on the front body drop throw standing and north south position on the ground. We also had a quick review of last weeks session on the back trip. Even with no active free rolling we were toast by the end of our grappling session.

We then brought out the Navajas for a quick review of the clinch work from last week then moved on to some work from the Mediterranean grip. We only spent about a half hour but it was productive and keeps the navaja ball rolling here in Ohio.

We then pulled out the sparth axe trainers and went over some of the actions using the head of the weapon according to Silvers material on forest bill. Lots of casting the opponents weapon to the side, up or down and thrusting and or hooking with our own. We also did a fair bit of work form the bind and when the axe heads get hooked as they will tend to do.

We ended the session going over the basics for using the Khevsurian fighting ring. Ways of gripping the ring and the four basic attacks using this tiny but painful weapon.

I recently found some nice small gears to turn into the fighting rings at a tractor supply store. Not much to this really but nice to touch on now and again especially now that I have one that I can carry.

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