366 - Aide-mémoire: Feb '23 week four
Round up of this week's workshop content
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Here’s all the content and extra training notes too on some of the key ideas I covered in this week’s workshops for supporters - principles and approach to training for bareknuckle striking, combatives pad drills and some of their limitations, grappling situations.
But first a couple of emails…
Thanks to a private student for taking the time to share these kind words. - J
“Brilliant session, empowering and thought provoking.
I love the simple tips that I can carry in my head when I’m running. I genuinely feel safer now”.
A reader response to the supporter article “Come on!!”:
“Rather than getting someone else to come with you to the cash point and face the other way... One of these will probably do the job:”
Tuesday 21_2_23 Workshop content:
Topic: Creating absolute certainties. Please refer to this article:
The following article and video were used for one of the later scenario examples:
Punching for survival fighting
Define the weapon
Form and structure
Building the instinctive ability to strike and also becoming used to contact.
I dislike using excessive pad drills for striking. This is for a number of reasons:
I feel that they don’t mimic actual fighting very well, although this can be improved on by using pads to create mini scenarios which I’ve seen some combatives systems doing and I’ve used them myself, but it can, in places, lack the key ability to allow