NEOHEMAS 11-24-13 Session

Chris, Gary, Jason and I today. Jason still injured so he only took part in a small amount on training but kept time for our rounds and generally helped out. Brutally cold in our training area today but we have come to expect that we either broil or freeze.

2 rounds shadow boxing (Chris absolutely drilled me in the jaw after sidestep…why do I do this?)
2 rounds boxing
We then worked a punch knee combo from combat sambo and elbow knee combo from Savate defense. We ended out striking training with an interesting savate defense kicking combo while on the ground against the legs of a standing aggressor.
Onto sambo…no kurtka today but we did use our belts. Two takedowns, the first a run through black leg trip after a pull to the “wrong” side. The second a ski lift type of throw off a belt grab.
We ended our session with the navaja…Sevellian star, figure eight movements, matador’s thrust and floretazo were the focus for todays session.
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NEOHEMAS 11-10-13 Session

Just Chris and I today…

2 rounds shadow boxing
2 rounds focus glove
2 rounds boxing
1 round savate
2 rounds partnered footwork
Chris landed a few nice straight rear hands to the body today. The way he was throwing them was deceptive so we cultivated that for a while. A strong shoulderwhirl for power generation made it look like the straight ear was coming high when it was indeed to the body. I look forwar dot hearing how this works out in his sparring away from our group.
We also worked on what I consider to be his best combo on the pads…straight lead, rear then lead uppercut. This lead to a one two shovel hook to the body and some work on Fitzsimmons shift..
As always out study depends on who shows up to a particular session. At times we cover probably too much ground in a training session but since it was just Chris and his main interest is in improving his striking game it was nice to have such a narrow focus. It is a nice thing to have a few more people show up though…I am sucking wind between each round and it is nice to have some one else to take over ofr the next round of sparring but I guess this will keep me somewhat young.
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NEOHEMAS session 11-3-13

Just Chris and I today…only about an hours worth of training time:

2 rounds shadow boxing warm up
2 rounds boxing (boxing gloves only protection)
1 rounds savate
1 rounds focus gloves
Figured out how to use the interval timer app on my phone. Very useful from here on out.
I wanted to get a t least a little weapon work in so we went of Fiore’s spear once again, just the first three masters, getting more indepth and make sure our technique was correct as well as our footwork and talking about unmatched weapons and the need to adjust our footwork to compensate for different ranges. Just for a bit of fun we finished the session using a sparth axe as a stand in for the spear…of course it worked great.
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