Session 4-22-12

Late again with this weeks report. My email address got hacked last week, been waiting for gmail to clear it up and release my email address back to me but it looks like that is not happening…hence the new address.

Chris, Matt and I last Sunday.

2 round shadow boxing
2 rounds boxing with 4 oz gloves and headgear
2 rounds savate
2 rounds Storm Fighting drill
2 rounds partners footwork drill
1 round freestyle footwork

We went over the Russian 2 on 1 tie and a few things to do out of it.

German long sword…this week a review of the vier leger and and introduction to Zucken.

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Session 4-15-12

After missing last weeks session due to Easter and having the flu this week, it was really great to get moving again today.

Just Matt and I this time around.
2 rounds shadow boxing
3 rounds boxing 4 oz glove and headgear
1 round kickfighting
1 round savate
1 round stormfighting (10 second intense intervals)
On with the jackets for sambo….
1 round grip work.
30 minutes or so working into and from the Georgian grip.
2 rounds of freestyle sambo.
1st live grappling in 10 weeks. My thumb is still screwy but hurts much less than even just last week.
We pulled out the longswords and did a little work on absetzen then some easy bouting trying to work this concept in.
We ended the session with 2 bouts of Footpad and Cane style Irish stick work.

Session 4-1-12

Super tardy posting this week. Thumb injury 8 weeks out…still pretty swollen and messed up. I am predicting that it will remain so forever.

2 rounds shadow boxing
1 round fisticuff drills on the focus gloves
2 rounds boxing
Onward to sambo, no jackets today. The over and under or 50/50 position was our focus today. From this close grip we worked several throws, most pretty high percentage. The ones that stood out were the lateral drop (pretty much the same as a wrestler would do), the drop arm throw and the outside pdvhat(rising foot throw much like Japanese Uchi Mata). Here is a clip of Vadim Kolganov doing a few of these: uT3a6Evg1VA
We finished up the session with each of us having four bouts in the Footpad and Cane style of shillelagh work…there was some mixing with our standard shillelagh method but for the most part we stuck to this more thrust oriented Combative form. This was out first bouting using this method and I have to say that for a first outing it went well. The style and some of it’s particular methods we recognizable with some clear distinct technique being used. Will have to do this again next week.
So what are you folks doing out there? I am genuinely interested…I can’t steal your stuff if you keep it to yourselves.