Close Combat Self Defence follows the tradtional colour grading system; White, Red, Yellow, Orange, Green, Blue, Purple, Brown and Black. Each grade gets more complex with more lessons to learn in between each step up through the grades. The syllabus has 28 lessons in total and the first time through takes students all the way to Blue Grade, after that we restart the syllabus, aiming to improve our skillset further, going through Purple and Brown Grades and a third time through the syllabus to master the skills and get to Black Grade.
We don’t use belts as we don’t wear a gi (jujitsu Uniform) like more traditional martial arts clubs, as we train for self defence scenarios and so our training clothing is based on what we could be wearing everyday, we go for a more modern approach with a grade bar built into the design of the logo on our club t-shirt.
eg: A Red Grade T-Shirt:
The Grade Badges:
The Close Combat syllabus is dynamic and may be subject to change as and when the club grows, things may be added, changed or removed, depending on law changes, new styles or techniques developing or changes in crime statistics or new trends of attacks techniques being used on the street.
CLOSE COMBAT SYLLABUS:
|CLOSE COMBAT SELF DEFENCE SYLLABUS
|Lesson||First Half||Second Half
|1||Punch Defences||Trap and Roll Escape|
|2||Kick Defences||Americana Armlock|
|3||Pad-work Session 1||Maintaining Position|
|4||Take The Back From Mount||Rear Naked Choke|
|5||Break-falls||Clinch / Leg Hook Take-down|
|6||Pad-work Session 2||Punch Block Series|
|7||Grab Defences||Straight Armlock|
|8||Choke Defences||Triangle Choke|
|9||Pad-work Session 3||Elevator Sweep|
|10||Elbow Escape||Maintain Side Mount|
|11||Break-falls||Clinch / Body Fold Take-down|
|12||Pad-work Session 4||Headlock Counters|
|13||Combative Circuit Training||Double Leg Take-down|
|14||1:1, 2:2 & Free Sparring||Frame Headlock Escape|
|15||Pad-work Session 5||Straight Armlock (Guard)|
|16||Double Ankle Sweep||Bear-hug Defences|
|17||Leg-hook Headlock Escape||Guillotine Choke|
|18||Pad-work Session 6||Shrimp Escape|
|19||Multiple Attackers||Kimura Armlock|
|20||Pressure Testing||Standing Headlock Defence|
|21||Pad-work Session 7||Punch Block Series Stage 5|
|22||Hook Sweep||Haymaker Defence / Rear Take-down|
|23||Knife Defences||Take The Back From Guard|
|24||Pad-work Session 8||Guillotine Defence|
|25||Stick Defences||Elbow Escape|
|26||Gun Defences||Standing Armlock|
|27||Pad-work Session 9||Twisting Arm Control|
|28||1:1, 2:2 & Free Sparring||Double Under-hook Guard Pass|
LESSON TRAINING SCHEDULE:
Each lesson will be taught 3 times in a staggered cycle, the learning lesson, the revision lesson and then the grading lesson with Reflex Development lessons in between.
|Lesson Training Schedule|
The skills will also be included in reflex development drills to learn how to use each skill in combination with other skills, to commit them to muscle memory and in combat simulation to develop a skillset ready to use in real fight scenarios. Students will also have the opportunity to cover missed lessons during reflex development.
For the first 2 lessons in the block of 3, the learning and revision lessons, the reflex development lessons come after, but with the grading lesson we run the reflex development lesson before, to make sure that students have practised the skills for the most time possible before grading each lesson, as shown below.