Saturday, Chris and I got together for 10 rounds of boxing and savate. We ended our session outside with about 20 minutes of quarterstaff then a half hour of sparth axe.
Just Chris and I today…
2 rounds shadow boxing
3 rounds focus pads
2 rounds 3 count cadence drill
Our focus glove drills were a bit different this week. Normal as the fedder I control almost allt he movement but today we worked on Chris stepping off to his lead side after every combination he threw with me following him.. It had a differnet feel and work some important concepts.
We also worked on fine tuning our fouette (round kick), mainly maintaining our balance and our return after after the kick is thrown.
We ended our session by taking advantage of the fantastic weather and going outside to swing some sparth axe. Always one of my favorite things to work on. We covered our basic wards then went into lesson one as set by the Cateran Society and worked a few variations.
David, Jo, Jason, and I today…
2 rounds shadowboxing
2 rounds boxing
1 round savate
2 rounds focus gloves
We then worked on displacement before throwing the fouette in savate…one two straight punch combo followed by displacement fouette or displacement fouette, chasse or just displacement chasse.
Next out came the navaja trainers. We worked on a simple counter cut defense to a straight thrust and also defesne against having your knife hand grabbed.
We finished hte session with David working with Jo on some boxing and Jason and I doing some tomahawk (David also joined in here). Basic cutting pattern,g rips and a whole lot of talk and work about binding, getting stuck and what to do about it.
On Saturday Matt and I worked on some tomahawk (will this be the summer of the hawk?) Shillelagh in the style of Footpad and the Cane as well as three takedowns to go along with pugilism,