Session 1-15-12

Only Matt and I today.

2 rounds of shadow boxing
4 rounds boxing
1 round kickfighting(no punches just kicks…great fun!)
On with the jackets for the much neglected sambo..
2 rounds grip work
1 round combat glima blocking drill
1 round combat glima headhold take down drill
2 rounds freestyle sambo
We ended the session with some work on the footpad and the cane text again. Drilling the attacks and defensive movements then limited bouting using only the methods described in the article. Flank guard with the lower part of the stick directly followed by a face thrust proved to be the winner of the most interesting thing we did today. Very simple system but really a pretty complete method for defending oneself with a shillelagh. It seems that the FaC text might fit well with the Cunningham method, will be looking at that during the week to try out next Sunday.
Highlights of the session…me dropping Matt with a left fouette to the solar plexus and Matt throwing me for a Total Victory in sambo. If he had not stopped to admire his handywork he would have cinched up that armbar as well.

Measuring the grip from the FaC article. Heavy end near elbow, ferrule end out the top of the hand…backwards!


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