NEOHEMAS session 8-22-13

David, Gary, Jason and I today…

Spent the first half hour going over Gary’s recent 1st place sambo tournie win from last weekend. Found a few things we need to work on, mostly a coach deficit…we all learn from these things. Even though I was not there, the video really helped .
Gary is in the blue kurtka (jacket)
We then took it outside in the humid evening air for some JdP and work with the sparth axe. Mostly review on the JdP material but the sparth axe was new ground and I took David through 5 lessons of the Cateran’s Society’s 10. We ended with a small bit of controlled freeplay with the JdP and a bit of less controlled freeplay with the sparth axes (leather heads are a bit safer).
Gaurd

NEOHEMAS Session 8-11-13

On Friday, Gary and i got together for a solid 2 hours of working on sambo and sparring from the Sombo Joe Nationals coming up on the 17th of this month. We worked real heavy on foot sweeps, posts and trips. A good deal of talk and work on game plans and tactics. My daughter Sophia joined us for some beginning sambo as well.

On Sunday Chris, Gary, Jason and I…first hour was Chris and I working mitts and cadence drills along with some energy drills. Not really an eastern martial arts energy drills, more reaction to action type of things.
Gary and Jason showed up for the last hour and we hit the sambo real hard, once again working on trips and plenty of groundwork. Poor Gary got twisted up pretty good but he has made so much progress since he started. it is no walk in the park once you get him on the ground. He is a scrambling machine but he is out weighed by both Chris and I by a good 30-40 lbs. He is going to do great against guys his own size this coming weekend.
Once this weekend is over we wills tart weapon training again as part of our normal routine. Nice to have such a strong focus now and then but I miss doing some things as a result.
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