New e-tool clip

It was too cold for a training session today but I did manage to get outside and film a short flourish with the e-tool.

Short e-tool clip

Triple round on the inside.

Short clip showing an interesting combination strike on the right hand side. The first strike is intended to bring the weaon down and the second two should capitalize on the lowered weapon…if all three strike then Bonus! This can be done on the left or outside as well…this is just abasic outline for the idea of a triple. Play with it and let me know what you come up with.

Session 3-15-09

2 rds shadow boxing

2 rds sparring boxing and savate

1 rd floor bag GnP

2 rds footwork/conditioning

We then went through a simple drill from savate…..A throws a mid line rear leg chasse while B sidesteps and follows up with a mid to high line rear fouette. We made a short clip of this drill:

We then did some work with catching kicks, shelf catch, under the arm catch, bracing after catching, some ways out of the caught kick…we ended the catches with a double arm catch that I was taught in my initial savate studies years ago and have seen in Combat Sambo since….from this catch we force the action to the ground and did an achilles crush that switched to a half crab from wrestling. We also worked abit more on ankle locks and the difference between them and crushes and did a bit of leglock dueling with a roll for the win.

We ended the session with some single stick matches…..I got a very nice welt on the back of my neck. Definitely the worst hit I have ever taken doing single stick. Without a doubt if we had had swords my head would have rolled! Sorry no video of that one!

Here is a bonus clip of Justin tossing Matt last week…enjoy:

Dropstep Elbow Video

Here is a short but promised clip showing the drop step as a power generation method for elbows. I apologize for the shakey camera work when the third guys gets to hit the pad…it was me holding the camera and I am far from steady:)

Fitzsimmons demostrating the foul pivot


Marciano throwing a hook into an illegal elbow

I mentioned this in a comment on the elbow clip a few minutes ago.


Some lead elbow techniques

Milo was asking about our opinions on the lead elbow on the Classic pugilism list…I told him I would vid a few concepts to share. Much easier and clearer than typing them out. I wanted to get them done on the weekend but power problems in the Loft of Doom made that impossible….better later than never I guess.

Sambo 2-25-09

Matt and I doing a bit of sambo on a fairly warm Wed. afternoon.

A few simple chokes using the shillelagh