NEOHEMAS Session 11-16-14

Chris, David, Jason and I today…

Nice and cold in our training area today…not too cold, water remained in it’s liquid state.
2 rounds shadow boxing
3 rounds focus pads
4 rounds boxing
2 rounds kickboxing
1 round kick pads

We then did some work on keeping our jabs crisp, proper and made sure our form was in line with what we have been working towards.

Really strong rounds of both boxing and kickboxing from Chris. Probably the best I have seen from him. The rounds I sparred with him were rough with me playing defense almost the entire time. Against my orthodox stance he is winning the fight to the outside that the southpaw has to do to keep an advantage. It was really all I could do to keep my head on my shoulders. He has been training with me for over 8 years now and has grown tremendously as a fighter over that span of time.

Also props to David for taking some serious abuse during the sparring and sticking with it. We normally don’t go as hard as we did in this session but David kept himself in the rounds despite the experience disadvantage he has.


We did not do any knife or weapons in this session so Jason was stuck being assistant coach and holding pads and lending an extra set of eyes ot what we were doing while sparring.

NEOHEMAS Session 11-9-14

Chris, David, Gary, Jason, Louis and I today…

Started a bit early with Louis and did about 45 minutes of German Longsword. Everyone else showed and we went inside for our striking.
2 rounds shadow boxing
2 rounds focus gloves
Many rounds of sparring, too many to keep track of. Chris got in six straight round in prep for his fight, Gary and David had the most awesome round of brother vs brother boxing and Louis got his feet wet with everyone outweighing him by at least 35 lbs. My back was acting up so I only sparred one round (I actually felt much better after the training session, still sore but I could move.)

We then worked on an upper cut counter to a straight lead when fighting someone in a mirror stance. David then took Louis and worked the pads with him and Chris took Gary aside and worked a real nice punching combo to take advantage of Gary’s speed.

We then broke out the navajas and went over grip and stance work. We ent over the mechanics of the Arbeque and viaje working a defense of parrying a thrust to the face and following up with a viaje.

Louis staying a little longer than the rest and we worked with both the Carpathian mountain axe and the sparth axe for about a half hour.

Last Wednesday, Chris I trained for about two hours, sparring, pad and mit work and well as ending our session with some more tomahawk work working heavily with the segno.