NEOHEMAS Session 1-19-14

Chris, Gary, Jason and I today…

Jason brought a heater with him today so we did not freeze.

2 rounds shadow boxing
2 rounds boxing  (3 fo Chris)
2 rounds focus gloves
2 rounds partnered footwork.
We then worked on refining technique, straight lead and straight rear combo. Getting our internal body timing down and working a drop step on the straight rear. These guys are killing the pads! So much power and contril, makes me really proud to see them doing so well. We are really hoping that Chris’s opponent on Feb 8th chooses to stand with him:)
Next up a sambo takedown called the cuban followed by a choke submission or a rolling kneebar. Choke much higher percentage I think but the kneebar is hellishly fun.
Here is a vid of Gary hitting the cuban on his brother David at last weeks sambo clinic:
We ended the session with some Spanish knife. We worked two flourishes and some simple flow drills using the back cut/fore cut and thrust.

NEOHEMAS Session 1-12-14

Been very bad about getting my reports out. Last Sunday Just Chris and I again. Good session mainly working on mechanics and polishing what he already knows as well as a nice three count combo from Russian fisticuffs. Still working on getting his striking ready for his fight in Feb.

On Thursday, Gary, Jason and I had a frigid training session. We worked focus mitts, cadence drills and did some grappling before the cold got to us.
On this past Sunday, Gary, David, Jason and I travel south to Akron where I taught a 2 1/2 hour clinic on sambo. I am far from an expert but know enough to give a decent intro clinic which is what I did. My old grappling friend David Doyle invited me down to work with some of the locals.
We started with some nice Russian ROM exercises then an explanation of our grip drill and showed some things to work on. We went through half a dozen or so takedowns and submissions.. Git to see and old friend and meet some people. Hopefully they had as much fun as I had.
David goes for armbar