NEOHEMAS Session 11-1-15

Chris and I today…
2 rounds shadowboxing as a warm up.
We then went a little different today with a in depth class on Greek and Roman pugilism. Our main focus today was on a single combination…lead straight palm strike, rear straight punch, lead round blow, rear hammerfist, lead hammer fist, rear hammer fist, lead hammer fist, rear round blow, lead round blow, rear shifting round blow.

After working this in the air and on a punching target (fred the head) we fought three rounds trying to keep the ancient style throughout. Chaotic for sure but really interesting rounds. Definitely got better and felt more of a flow as we progressed through the rounds. Forearms took a real beating which was not something I had anticipated. We have sparred int he ancient style before but not nearly as intensely and with this much technique. Will revisit this again soon since I think we learned some new things tonight.

We ended the session with a little par terre from sambo…an arm crucifix from inside the guard, closed or not. Worked as a great guard break if the guard happened to be closed (which is a no no in sport sambo)

On Thursday 10-29 Cain came out for a training session…
2 rounds shadow boxing
2 rounds focus gloves
3 rounds 3 count cadence drill
2 rounds 3 count sparring drill
1 round footwork partnered drill.
We then took a quick look at the difference between Thai style kicking and savate and on some of the mechanics of the savate kicks with a good amount spent on getting his coup de pied bas up and going with some authority.

Some really good work this week.

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