News and Blog

Club News (21/02/19)

Table of contents.

  • Temporary Closure.

  • Name Change.

  • Full Syllabus Relaunch / Close Combat Gym.


Name Change.

The club will now be called “Close Combat Martial Arts” instead of “..Self Defence”, to reflect what we actually do, many people making enquiries think we teach basic self defence, where as our syllabus is far more advanced.

Although we are very welcoming and supportive of beginners and new students start learning the basics, we run a complete self defence system and we are a long term, continuous martial arts club with a complete all round stand up and ground fighting syllabus, pushing for real fitness, we don’t run day long self defence seminars or short courses, and so I’ve come to the conclusion that the name change was necessary.

We will now be known as Close Combat Martial Arts, CCMA, or simply Close Combat.


Temporary Closure.

As active members will know CCMA is currently closed due to unforeseen circumstances, but we will be relaunching as soon as possible.

Before this recent closure, we were running a limited, boxing focused syllabus for a couple of months, focusing on training for a charity boxing event, the event came and went on December the 1st and we continued to run the boxing classes.

We should restart a basic boxing class within the next couple of weeks, depending on the circumstances and we may have limited places available for recommended new starters.


Full Syllabus Relaunch / Close Combat Gym.

We are looking at a way of launching the full CCMA syllabus as soon as possible, we have looked at other venues that have mats and/or allow storage, but nothing seems to have fallen into place, but now we have an exciting development, CCMA will soon have its own mini-gym for 121 lessons and small group sessions for up to 8 people.


Any Questions.

If anyone has any questions about the contents of this newsletter or anything else regarding Close Combat Self Defence, please contact me via Facebook, the ‘Contact Us‘ page or phone (01590 670795 / 07858 908 164)

Club News (29/05/18)

Table of contents.

  • Tuesday’s Schedule (29/05/18).

  • Friday’s Schedule (01/06/18).


Tuesday’s Schedule (29/05/18).

WHITE GRADE:

Lesson 1:

  • Punch Defences

  • Trap and Roll Escape

RED GRADE:

Lesson 7:

  • Grab Defences

  • Straight Armlock


Friday’s Schedule (01/06/18).

WHITE GRADE:

Lesson 1:

  • Punch Defences

  • Trap and Roll Escape

RED GRADE:

Lesson 5:

  • Falling, Stances & Movement

  • Clinch Leghood Takedown

YELLOW GRADE:

Lesson 9:

  • Padwork Session 3: No Glove Combos

  • Elevator Sweep


Any Questions.

If anyone has any questions about the contents of this newsletter or anything else regarding Close Combat Self Defence, please contact me via Facebook, the ‘Contact Us‘ page or phone (01590 670795 / 07858 908 164)

Club News (30/04/18)

Table of contents.

  • Tuesday’s Schedule (22/05/18).

  • Friday’s Schedule (25/05/18).


Tuesday’s Schedule (22/05/18).

WHITE GRADE:

Lesson 3 (Revision):

  • Punch Combos

  • Maintaining The Mount

RED GRADE:

Lesson 4 (Revision):

  • Take the Back

  • Rear Naked Choke


Friday’s Schedule (25/05/18).

WHITE GRADE:

Lesson 3 (Combat Simulation):

  • Padwork Session 1: Punch Combos

  • Maintaining the Mount

RED GRADE:

Lesson 7 (Combat Simulation):

  • Grab Defences

  • Straight Armlock

YELLOW GRADE:

Lesson 9 (Combat Simulation):

  • Padwork Session 3: No Glove Combos

  • Elevator Sweep


Any Questions.

If anyone has any questions about the contents of this newsletter or anything else regarding Close Combat Self Defence, please contact me via Facebook, the ‘Contact Us‘ page or phone (01590 670795 / 07858 908 164)

Club News (15/05/18)

Table of Contents

  • No Training Tuesday (15/05/18)

  • Friday’s Schedule (18/05/18)

 


No Training Tuesday (15/05/18)

No training tonight.


Friday’s Schedule (18/05/18)

WHITE GRADE:

Lesson 3 (Revision):

  • Padwork Session 1: Punch Combo’s

  • Maintaining the Mount

RED GRADE:

Lesson 7 (Revision):

  • Grab Defences

  • Straight Armlock

YELLOW GRADE:

Lesson 9 (Combat Simulation):

  • Padwork Session 3: No Glove / Palm Combos

  • Elevator Sweep


Any Questions.

If anyone has any questions about the contents of this newsletter or anything else regarding Close Combat Self Defence, please contact me via Facebook, the ‘Contact Us‘ page or phone (01590 670795 / 07858 908 164)

Club News (30/04/18)

Table of Contents

  • Safety Equipment
  • Tuesday’s Schedule (08/05/18)

  • Friday’s Schedule (11/05/18)


Safety Equipment

Can students who wish to do semi-contact kickboxing sparring at a good standard, please make sure they have a gumsheild and shinguards, these are available from Blitzsports or RDX.

Gum Shields:

http://www.blitzsport.com/boxing/boxing-mouth-guards

https://rdxsports.co.uk/protective-gear/mouth-guard/

Shin Guards:

http://www.blitzsport.com/kickboxing/kickboxing-shin-guards/Elastic-Shin-Instep-Pads

https://rdxsports.co.uk/rdx-gel-neoprene-shin-instep-guard/

I can purchase anything from Blitz with my trade account with a discount, so please speak to me first if you would like to make use of that. If more than one student gets something on the same order, then we can share postage costs.


Tuesday’s Schedule (08/05/18)

WHITE GRADE:

Lesson 3 (Revision):

  • Padwork session 1: Punch Combos

  • Maintaining The Mount

RED GRADE:

Lesson 4 (Revision):

  • Take The Back

  • Rear Naked Choke


Friday’s Schedule (11/05/18)

WHITE GRADE:

Lesson 2 (Reflex Development):

  • Kick Defences

  • Americana Armlock

RED GRADE:

Lesson 4 (Grading):

  • Take the Back

  • Rear Naked Choke

YELLOW GRADE:

Lesson 9 (Combat Simulation):

  • Padwork Session 3: No Glove Combos

  • Elevator Sweep


Any Questions.

If anyone has any questions about the contents of this newsletter or anything else regarding Close Combat Self Defence, please contact me via Facebook, the ‘Contact Us‘ page or phone (01590 670795 / 07858 908 164)

Club News (30/04/18)

Table of contents.

  • Tuesday’s Schedule (01/05/18).

  • Friday’s Schedule (04/05/18).


Tuesday’s Schedule (01/05/18).

WHITE GRADE:

Lesson 2 (Revision):

  • Kick Defences

  • Americana Armlock

RED GRADE:

Lesson 6 (Reflex development):

  • Padwork Session 2: Kick combos

  • Punch Block series


Friday’s Schedule (04/05/18).

WHITE GRADE:

Lesson 2 (Reflex Development):

  • Kick Defences

  • Americana Armlock

RED GRADE:

Lesson 4 (Grading Prep):

  • Take the Back

  • Rear Naked Choke

YELLOW GRADE:

Lesson 9 (Combat Simulation):

  • Padwork Session 3: No Glove Combos

  • Elevator Sweep


Any Questions.

If anyone has any questions about the contents of this newsletter or anything else regarding Close Combat Self Defence, please contact me via Facebook, the ‘Contact Us‘ page or phone (01590 670795 / 07858 908 164)

Club News (21/04/18)

Table of contents.

  • Friday Photo.
  • Tuesday’s Schedule (24/04/18).

  • Friday’s Schedule (27/04/18).


Friday Photo.

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Tuesday’s Schedule (24/04/18).

WHITE GRADE:

Lesson 2 (Reflex Development):

  • Kick Defences

  • Americana Armlock

RED GRADE:

Lesson 5 (Reflex development):

  • Falling, Stances and Movement

  • Clinch Leghook Takedown


Friday’s Schedule (27/04/18).

WHITE GRADE:

Lesson 1 (Reflex Development):

  • Punch Defenses

  • Trap and Roll Escape

RED GRADE:

Lesson 6 (Revision):

  • Padwork Session 2: Kick Combos

  • Punch Block Series

YELLOW GRADE:

Lesson 11 (Reflex Development):

  • Falling, Stances and Movement

  • Clinch Bodyfold Takedown


Any Questions.

If anyone has any questions about the contents of this newsletter or anything else regarding Close Combat Self Defence, please contact me via Facebook, the ‘Contact Us‘ page or phone (01590 670795 / 07858 908 164)

Club News (18/04/18)

Table of contents.

  • Friday’s Schedule (20/04/18).


Friday’s Schedule (20/04/18).

Great class last week, lets see if we can match that this week.

WHITE GRADE:

Lesson 1 (Revision):

  • Punch Defenses

  • Trap and Roll Escape

RED GRADE:

Lesson 5 (Combat Simulation):

  • Falling, Stances and Movement(focusing on balance and body movement while throwing strikes / padwork)

  • Clinch Leghook Takedown (following up with a set of skills)

YELLOW GRADE:

(yellow grade track is on hold for the time being until Aaron comes back).

Lesson 11 (Reflex Development):

  • Falling, Stances and Movement

  • Clinch Bodyfold Takedown


Any Questions.

If anyone has any questions about the contents of this newsletter or anything else regarding Close Combat Self Defence, please contact me via Facebook, the ‘Contact Us‘ page or phone (01590 670795 / 07858 908 164)

Club News (08/04/18)

Table of contents.

  • Easter Holidays.
  • Grading Ceremony.
  • Tuesday’s Schedule (10/04/18).

  • Friday’s Schedule (13/04/18).


Easter Holidays.

As with all holidays we will be open if we have enough students who want it, but I am happy to do the weekly poll in the group and go with the flow, so the lesson schedules posted for this week may be postponed another week if we are closed.


Grading Ceremony.

A huge congratulations to Aly for passing his red grading.

Aly Red


Tuesday’s Schedule (10/04/18).

WHITE GRADE:

Lesson 2 (Reflex Development):

  • Kick Defences

  • Americana Armlock

RED GRADE:

Lesson 5 (Reflex development):

  • Falling, Stances and Movement

  • Clinch Leghook Takedown


Friday’s Schedule (13/04/18).

As we cancelled last Friday’s lesson (23/03/18), we will do the previously scheduled lesson.

WHITE GRADE:

Lesson 3 (Learning):

  • Punch Combo’s

  • Maintaining the Mount

RED GRADE:

Lesson 5 (Revision):

  • Falling, Stances and Movement

  • Clinch Leghook Takedown

YELLOW GRADE:

Lesson 11 (Reflex Development):

  • Falling, Stances and Movement

  • Clinch Bodyfold Takedown

I will be working in some padwork to the movement section of Falling, Stances and Movement, getting students to focus on stance and footwork, while doing the basic punch combos and kicks.


Any Questions.

If anyone has any questions about the contents of this newsletter or anything else regarding Close Combat Self Defence, please contact me via Facebook, the ‘Contact Us‘ page or phone (01590 670795 / 07858 908 164)