NEOHEMAS session 9-26-13

Just Gary and I last night…

2 rds shadowboxing
2 rds boxing
1 rd savate
1 rd partnered footwork drill
1 rd freestyle footwork
We then jumped right into (what has become normal for Thursday night session) ringen! We had a talk about Ott Jud and his theory of speed, skill and proper use of strength and how it related to each of us at to a few others we train with.
We reviewed out work with Von Auerswald’s manual up to and including Das Schlosringen (the lock wrestling).
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NEOHEMAS 9-22-13 Session

Thursday, David, Gary, Jason and I…

2 rounds shadow boxing
2 rounds boxing
Work on ground striking and seated boxing…on knees in distance boxing. Very rough but fun.
Again Von Auerswald’s wrestling…review and continuation onto plate 12 I think. Things working extremely well.
On Sunday, Chris and I…
work on coup di pied bas and chasse bas from savate. Straight lead, straight rear coup de pied bas and or chasse bas.
Worked on some clinch fighting, in particular defense again a Thai plum clinch.  Also worked options from under hook and over hook positions.
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NEOHEMAS session 9-15-13

David, Gary, Jason and I today…

2 rounds shadow boxing
1 round focus mitts
2 rounds boxing
We then worked on the concept of rhythm in our boxing, getting our punches closer together rather than faster was one aspect of our rhythm training borrowing concepts from music theory…we also worked on breaking our rhythm as a tactic during sparring. Last for our striking was a little work from the clinch, tying up the arms to clear a path for heavy body and back of the head shots.
Our grappling today was Von Auerswald again…reviewing the first series and getting into the Durchlauffen and Arm Winding this time. Great deal of fun…will continue with this.
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NEOHEMAS session 9-12-13

Gary, Jason, Sophia and I today…Sophia is 10 so she had to skip af good deal of what we did but she still got her feet more than a little wet.

2 round shadow boxing
1 round focus mitts
2 rounds boxing
2 rounds savate
2 rounds partnered footwork drill
Since this is our sambo and am wrestling off season we decided to work a different style and jumped in to Fabian Von Auerswald’s manual from 1539:
This is a manual that I have worked with on and off since around 1998 when Pete Kautz first sent me a copy of it. I have not touched it for about a year and I think this whole year with a strong focus on sambo has helped me get in tune with my grappelarity(tm). We only went over a small portion but something must have clicked upstairs, everything was clear and I was seeing cognate techniques and concepts easier than ever. The guys seemed to enjoy it as well.
Sophia got a chance to review her sambo lessons and show off some of her slick moves on her old man. She is really getting better each time we train which is very nice to see.
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Session 7-31-11

A quick recap of the weeks training…

Wednesday, Matt and I did about an hour and a half of sambo.
Thursday had a couple of old friends out for some sambo and a wee bit of knife work.

Sunday just Matt and I…
2 rounds grip work
3 rounds sambo (sport rules)

We then went German for a little while and worked through some of the material from Fabian von Auerswald before diving into some of the Meyer dussack plates,

We ended the session with some bouting…dussack, knife and shovel.

Recreational Violence VII After Action Report

Finally caught up on my sleep enough to post…

Great time this past weekend sharing, learning, getting together with old friends and making new ones. Let me just jump right into the classes.

James Klock first gave us Ringkunst or Medieval German Wrestling…fun class. James is a teacher by trade and it shows through in his ability to get an idea across plus he makes a wicked mead!

Josh Little then taught Obsessio & Schützen – Bringing the Gap in I.33. This was my first class ever with sword and buckler. I enjoyed much more than I thought I would and wish I would have looked into this earlier…much fun.

Next up Meyer’s Dussack with Randal Gustitis…nice class with about a years worth of information crammed into it. I just wish I was able to absorb all of it or at least more than I did. Some new insight gained regardless of how much I missed.

Next Blackwatch Tomahawk with Chris Thompson. Anti-pugilism manual performed with the hawk. Violent and to the point, just how i like it.

Kirk Lawson, Military saber to bowie. Kirk took us through three military saber manuals first with sword then with bowie. We got to see what translated well and what did not and what needed tweaked. Great idea for a class.

Last class for Saturday- Dan Kanagie took us through Paradosiakos Pagratio Kato…basically controlling our opponent on the ground and beating the crap out of him. What more could I ask for in a class?

Sunday’s classes were all one hour and there were fewer and we were thankful.

Jointlocks and Other Body Distortions with Randal Gustitis. Randal took the Buza he showed us last year and used it as an entry point for some interesting joint locks and body manipulations from ROSS. I have been working the Buza some this last year so it was nice to put it into action.

Meyer’s Rapier with John Enzinas. Both John and Craig Shackleton (who was assisting him) took us through some of the basics and a few plays from Meyer’s rapier section…like with the earlier I.33 class, i was surprised by how much I enjoyed this class.

Next up Close quarter knife with Tim Anderson. Just as it sounds…we were up close and personal working the knife in one of the most fun classes of the entire weekend. A few of us came out a little worse for wear but it was well worth it.

Last class was me teaching sambo. Since most of the people who were able to stay till the end were of the swordy variety, I decided to work mostly standing grappling at the jacket so it would be more useful to them. It was scheduled to be the first class of the weekend but I swapped out since a few people had to leave earlier than planned. I tried to tone it down but just by the nature it turned out to be fairly demanding but hopefully some people were able to take something home.

The weather was nice for a change and the alcohol consumption was up…but I think it was mostly due to my wife’s accelerated consumption. Our highland cattle made to break outs during the weekend. Chris Thompson and I caught her the first time but on Sunday it took, Randal, Chris, Craig and I quite some time to corral both cow and calf. I am sure a you tube clip should be showing up any tme now thanks to Mr Little.

Overall a good weekend, no injuries worse than a bruise,scratch or two, lot’s of new takes on things and more conversation than can be digested in a lifetime. of course we are already talking about next year.