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Club News (11/11/17)

Table of Contents.

  • A Successful Tuesday Launch (0711/17).
  • T-shirts Update.
  • Tuesday’s Lesson (14/11/17)
  • Friday’s Lesson (17/11/17).

A Sucessfull Tuesday Launch.

I was very happy to finally launch the Tuesday night class, despite a few of our regular students, who will be joining us, not being able to attend for the launch, it was good to get off the ground and we will have a nice group for a successful class, similar to our Fiday night lessons, we gained 2 new students who enjoyed it very much, I can tell already that the move from a daytime class was a good idea. I look forward to seeing where it goes in the future.


T-shirt Update.

We finally got a good sample back from our supplier after all the recent trouble we’ve had with colour discrepancies, I have finally been able to put in an order and should recieve them by Tuesday 21/11/2017, although this date might change it should be around then. all white, red and yellow grade t-shirts are included, the largest order I’ve placed to date.


Tuesday’s Lesson (14/11/17).

This tuesday we will be doing reflex development drills for last weeks lesson, going over the same skills again, getting up on our toes for punch defences and practising our trap and roll escape in a rweflex development cycle, to really get to grips with it, those who feel ready will be switching partners from time to time and trying the moves out with different size people to see how we get on.

PUNCH DEFENCES

Slice 1: Jab and Parry, Cross and Parry

Slice 2: Head movement, additional Jab Cross

Slice 3: Additional Job Cross and returned Jab Cross

Slice 4: Same again on your toes

TRAP AND ROLL ESCAPE

Slice 1: Standard Variation

Slice 2: Punch Block Variation

Slice 3: Headlock Variation

Slice 4: Open Guard Pass


Friday’s Lesson (17/11/17)

This Friday members who are ready will be grading lesson 8, for new students it will be a reflex development lesson practising what we learnt last week:

CHOKE DEFENCES

Slice 1: One Handed Neck Choke Defence

Slice 2: Two Handed Neck Choke Defence

Slice 3: Rear Naked Choke Defence

Slice 4: Triangle Choke Defence

TRIANGLE CHOKE

Slice 1: Triangle Finish

Slice 2: Stage 1.5 Variation

Slice 3: Giant Killer Variation


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 04/11/17

 Table of Contents.

  • Lesson 7 Grading (03/11/17).
  • T-shirts update.
  • Grading Book Recall.
  • Tuesday Launch Lesson (7/11/17)
  • Next Friday’s Lesson (10/11/17).

Lesson 7 Grading.

Last nights lesson was a great success, with 6 students meeting the grade level requirements for Lesson 7 and two new students jumping in the deep end and giving it a good go.

YELLOW GRADE ANNOUNCEMENT

For all students who have met the requirements and graded all previous lessons up to and including lesson 7, those students have reached the Yellow Grade milestone. The following students have achieved Yellow Grade:

Aaron Stone

Leighann Gale

RED GRADE ANNOUNCEMENT

During lesson 7 we managed to work on a few other skills for grading previous lessons, for students working towards red grade, The following students have achieved Red Grade:

S.J. Allsopp-Phillips

We will hold a grading ceremony as soon as the new t-shirts have been delivered.


T-shirt update.

Our supplier has been sent an older t-shirt with the correct logo for a colour match, hopefully this will resolve the problem and we will be able to order our new t-shirts very soon, within the next week or so.


Grading Book Recall.

I am still recalling all grading books to make final changes, I have redesigned the last 4 pages and added an additional one in the back with our current and up to date grading information, I will require all grading books back in as soon as possible, I will tag all those who haven’t handed in their book in a Facebook post. I will be returning books the following week.


Tuesday Launch Lesson (07/11/17)

I am very excited to get started with the new Tuesday evening class, with some students returning from the old day time class and some of the newer students swapping over from the friday class, we have already got a good little group going, but we also have some new people interested that should be joining us.

We will be restarting the syllabus as most of the students are very new to the program and it will be unproductive to start from where the old Tuesday daytime class left off.

PUNCH DEFENCES

Slice 1: Jab and Parry, Cross and Parry

Slice 2: Head movement, additional Jab Cross

Slice 3: Additional Job Cross and returned Jab Cross

Slice 4: Same again on your toes

TRAP AND ROLL ESCAPE

Slice 1: Standard Variation

Slice 2: Punch Block Variation

Slice 3: Headlock Variation

Slice 4: Open Guard Pass


Next Friday’s Lesson (10/11/17)

As you know; we learn, revise and grade lessons in 3’s in a staggered format, with Reflex Development lessons after the learning and revision lessons, but before the grading lessons, as shown on the grading page. We have just graded lesson 7, which is the first of the 7, 8 & 9 block of grading lessons. That was a mouthful.

Next Friday’s crucial Reflex Development lesson will be to prepare for the following Lesson 8 Grading. We will make sure that everyone who has met the previous learning and practise requirements for the lesson is ready for grading, but for those who haven’t attended the previous learning, practise and reflex development lessons, this will count as one of those on your learning track.

CHOKE DEFENCES

Slice 1: Close Neck Choke

Slice 2: Distant Neck Choke

Slice 3: Rear Naked Choke Defence

Slice 4: Triangle Choke Defence

TRIANGLE CHOKE

Slice 1: Triangle Finish

Slice 2: Stage 1.5 Variation

Slice 3: Giant Killer Variation


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 21/10/17

Table of Contents.

  • T-shirt supplier Issues.
  • Grading Book Recall.
  • Next Friday’s Lesson 27/10/17.

T-shirt Supplier Issues.

We currently have a backlog of t-shirt orders, waiting for the suppliers to resolve a colour discrepancy issue, they have told me that they have fixed the problem and are sending out samples for me to see early next week, so hopefully the colour will be a perfect match or as close to it as possible, so that I can get on and order our new t-shirts.


Grading Book Recall.

I am recalling all grading books to make final changes, I did have a couple in to add a page in the back, but that didn’t resolve the other out of date pages, I have now redesigned the last 4 pages and added an additional one in the back, with our current and up to date grading information and have been working to sort out all the new books, but I will require all grading books back in, unless I already have them, in which case you can collect your book back with the new pages during next lesson.


Next Friday’s Lesson 27/10/17

Over the next 2 Friday night’s, we will be revising and grading lesson 7, its been a long time since we’ve covered this, so we will use this week to revise the skills and the following week to grade. Those who have graded all previous lessons will be grading for Yellow Grade.

GRAB DEFENCES

Slice 1: one handed wrist grabs

Slice 2: Two hands on one wrist grabs

Slice 3: Two hands on both wrists grabs

Slice 4: Arm Grabs

Slice 5: Clothing Grabs

STRAIGHT ARMLOCK FROM THE MOUNT

Slice 1: Final control

Slice 2: Standard Variation

Slice 3: Side Variation

 

Club News 16/10/17 (updated)

Table of Contents

  • A Quick Apology.
  • Email updates.
  • Tuesday launch.
  • Pound coins.
  • Grading books.
  • Friday’s upcoming lesson.

A Quick Apology.

Sorry for the double post (and email), but in my haste to get this mailing system working, I sent it out before making some final changes, to the message itself and to the email style sheet,  you may have noticed a snippet of the email with the words all compacted together, but its fixed now and “should” go out tomorrow morning with the updated email looking as intended. I won’t normally put out blogposts / emails this frequenty, but as we are setting this all up, it needed fixing. Thanks for your patience and support.


Email Updates.

We have now synchronised our blog to provide email updates through MailChimp, alongside posting directly to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+, so if you filled in the forms online or at the club, or you aren’t yet a student, but have visited the site recently and subscribed for email updates, you will now be able to recieve all club news, events and weekly lesson information directly to your email address, I have taken the liberty of adding everyone who is currently involved at the club or who I know is waiting for updates about the new Tuesday evening class launch (discussed below), or the kids class to the mailing list, because you gave me your email address, but if you don’t want to receive these emails there is an unsubscribe link at the bottom of every email, you can also contact me directly if you would like to be added or removed.


Tuesday Launch (07/11/17).

Our Tuesday evening class launch is still set for 7th of November and I look forward to catching up with those who have been waiting since we stopped the daytime class and those who are switching over from the Friday, we are probaby going to get a few new people which will be a great start, so I am considering restarting the syllabus from the beginning to make sure we are all on the same page, the first time through didn’t have the reflex development sessions which have now proven themselves to be essential to getting the right amount of practise in for gading skills.


Pound Coins.

We will no longer be accepting the old pound coins as they stop being legal tender tonight (Sunday 15/10/17)


Grading Book Recall.

A few of the old pages in the grading book are outdated by the new colour grading system, so I am recalling all books to make some changes to reflect our new system, the update won’t take more than a week and the books will be returned to you the lesson after you hand it in.


Friday’s upcoming lesson (20/10/17).

Reflex development for lesson 12

PADWORK SESSION 4

SLICE 1: Starting with the Punch Combos.

SLICE 2: Adding 2 Elbows.

SLICE 3: Adding 2 knees.

SLICE 4: Push away and 2 Round Kicks.

We will be going through this again, stepping up the speed and intensity, but still focusing on technique over power, especially with the elbows and knees, power comes with practice and is much more effective and efficient when the technique is right.

HEADLOCK COUNTERS FROM THE MOUNT

SLICE 1: Basic positioning.

SLICE 2: Prevent the get up.

SLICE 3: Finishing with a side variation of the straight armlock.

SLICE 4: Finishing with a Back Mount and Rear Naked Choke.

We will be looking at this in more detail, improving each slice and putting them together for basic reflex development, without bringing in any other skills yet, I want to make sure we all have each slice down before we move one to more adviaced reflex development.

Tuesday Changes…

Our Tuesday class has always been an experiment, catering to a limited audience in a small town, not knowing if it would be popular, but as time has gone on and we have had feedback from putting out adverts for the club, including information for both classes, most of the interest has been for the Friday night class, with anyone who cannot attend on Friday asking if we train any other night of the week.

We have tried a daytime class, but its now time to think of the future and we have come to realise that trying to maintain a limited daytime class will actually hinder our progress long term, where a far more popular second evening class could be a great success, so we have decided to do just that.

The details are still being ironed out and we don’t have a confirmed launch date yet, but we have plans to replace the daytime class with an evening class every Tuesday, we have a public facebook event for people to register their interest and reserve a place.

https://www.facebook.com/events/859554087538657/