Session 4-17-11

Chris, Justin, Matt and I today…

2 rounds shadow boxing
3 rounds boxing (limited space boxing, since we had two pairs sparring at the same time we really had to limit the space, this made for complete rounds of close range, no let up at all…pretty nice really)
3 rounds cadence drills
3 rounds paired footwork

We went on to work some par terre…Chris took us through a front choke and an armlock. I followed with a mount escape to a leg lock then a single leg takedown.

We finished out grappling session working with Parkyns…defense against a head butt, to the pinion of gripes then a throw.

It was a terribly windy day here in Ohio with gusts up to 50 mph but towards the end of our session in died down some. We took advantage of this and did our first outdoor training of the year. We worked the two and three man drills I learned from Luis Preto at Fechtschule America 2011 in JdP. The three man drill is fun but dizzying. We also went over some of the basics since Chris has only done a little of this with us.

Session 4-10-11

No session last week, hence no report…this week Everyone canceled so I spent 10 rounds on boxing training then 2 rounds on e-tool. Sophia (age 8) then joined me for some singlestick followed by some grappling. There are not too many take downs that a 60 lb child can use on a grown man but we managed to make three of them work and I had her tossing me around pretty good by the end of a half hour.

On Wed Matt was out:
2 rounds shadow boxing
3 rounds boxing
2 rounds sambo
1 round combat sambo
We then broke out the longsword trainers and worked just the basics, stances and cuts.

On Thursday Dave J came out in the AM.
2 rounds shadow boxing
3 rounds boxing
We then went over the basics of working with the navaja

On Friday Chris was out.
2 rounds shadow boxing
2 rounds boxing
Out came the single sticks for some drills plus some work with the messer. We ended with a complex combination using the e-tool.