Session 3-4-12

2 rounds shadow boxing
2 rounds three count drills
Out came the mats for some work on the Russian 2 on 1tie from last time. We went through four actions from this grip. Two with the foot in front and two with the foot behind. We visited this 2 on 1 tie later in our knife work.
Out of pity for my thumb we worked on three savate combinations:
fouette to chasse
coup de pied bas to fouette  (same leg)
coup de pied bas to fouette switching feet.
On with headgear and gloves for the dread storm fighting drill:
10 second bursts of sparring with virtually no defense started from 10 different positions:
       1 standing face to face
        2 standing back to back
        3 kneeling face to face
        4 kneeling back to back
        5 sitting face to face
        6 sitting back to back
        7 lying head to head
        8 lying feet to feet
        9 lying side to side
      10 lying head to toe side by side
2 rounds of sparring.
Next up navaja! We worked on transitions from forward to rear stance along with the cambios. We defended against the thrust and answered with a viaje. We ended our knife work with some empty hand vs knife. Downward blows against midline thrusts followed with some fisticuffs for good measure. We also worked using our grappling skills vs knife…adapting the skills you already possess to new usage.
We ended the session with Some Footpad and Cane style Irish stick…basic attacks and defenses along with some stick grappling. The more time I send on this simple style, the more useful it seems to be.

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