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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


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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.


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Club News (26/03/18)

Table of contents.

  • Tuesday’s Schedule (27/03/18).

  • Friday’s Schedule (30/03/18).


Tuesday’s Schedule (27/03/18).

WHITE GRADE:

Lesson 2 (Revision):

  • Kick Defences

  • Americana Armlock

RED GRADE:

Lesson 4 (Reflex Development):

  • Take the Back

  • Rear Naked Choke


Friday’s Schedule (30/03/18).

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 7 (Reflex Development):

  • Grab Defences

  • Straight Armlock

YELLOW GRADE:

Lesson 11 (Reflex Development):

  • Falling, Stances and Movement

  • Clinch Bodyfold Takedown


Any Questions.

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Club News (17/03/18)

Table of contents.

  • No Tuesday Class (20/03/18).

  • Friday’s Schedule (23/03/18).


No Tuesday Class (20/03/18).

No training on tuesday this week as its the 3rd Tuesday of the month.


Friday’s Schedule (16/03/18).

WHITE GRADE:

Lesson 3 (Learning):

  • Punch Combo’s

  • Maintaining the Mount

RED GRADE:

Lesson 7 (Reflex Development):

  • Grab Defences

  • Straight Armlock

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 (11/03/18)

Table of contents.

  • Tuesday s Schedule (13/03/18).

  • Friday’s Schedule (16/03/18).

  • Club Photo.

Tuesday’s Schedule (13/03/18).

WHITE GRADE:

Lesson 2 (Revision):

  • Kick Defences

  • Americana Armlock

RED GRADE:

Lesson 07 (Reflex Development):

  • Grab Defences

  • Straight Armlock


Friday’s Schedule (16/03/18).

Friday just gone was off schedule, so we will go back to the schedule for those that missed it.

WHITE GRADE:

Lesson 2 (Reflex Development):

  • Kick Defences

  • Americana Armlock

RED GRADE:

Lesson 4 (Revision):

  • Take The Back

  • Rear Naked Choke

YELLOW GRADE:

Lesson 11 (Reflex Development):

  • Falling, Stances and Movement

  • Clinch Bodyfold Takedown


Club Photo.

As we never seem to have all students in the same place at the same time, I am going to take a photo each week from the same position with available students stood about a foot in front of the curtain, then use photoshop to merge the photos into one. similar to this one (below), but  with the curtain / floor lined up better and using the same camera each time, eventually we will get a photo with all members together.

Both Classes 1.2


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Club News (04/03/18)

Table of contents.

  • Tuesday s Schedule (06/03/18).

  • Friday’s Schedule (09/03/18).

  • New Ad.


Tuesday’s Schedule (27/02/18).

WHITE GRADE:

Lesson 1 (Reflex Development):

  • Punch Defences

  • Trap and Roll Escape

RED GRADE:

Lesson 05 (Reflex Development):

  • Falling, Stances & Movement

  • Clinch Leghook Takedown


Friday’s Schedule (09/03/18).

As last weeks lesson was cancelled due to the weather, we have the same lesson schduled.

WHITE GRADE:

Lesson 2 (Reflex Development):

  • Kick Defences

  • Americana Armlock

RED GRADE:

Lesson 4 (Revision):

  • Take The Back

  • Rear Naked Choke

YELLOW GRADE:

Lesson 11 (Reflex Development):

  • Falling, Stances and Movement

  • Clinch Bodyfold Takedown


New Ad.

Please share far and wide.

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Closing due to snow. 02/03/18

Those who have been out this morning can probably tell, the roads will be very dangerous tonight… ❄️☃️❄️☃️❄️

I’ve just seen the thickest slab of ice I’ve ever seen, so I’m going to cancel training tonight as most of you drive in and I’m not sure my trailer is up to the task either.

Such a shame as I was really looking forward to it with things picking up. See you all next week.

Club News (24/02/18)

Table of contents.

  • Tuesday s Schedule (27/02/18).

  • Friday’s Schedule (02/03/18).


Tuesday’s Schedule (27/02/18).

WHITE GRADE:

Lesson 1 (revision):

  • Punch Defences

  • Trap and Roll Escape

RED GRADE:

Lesson 05 (Learning):

  • Falling, Stances & Movement

  • Clinch Leghook Takedown


Friday’s Schedule (02/03/18).

WHITE GRADE:

Lesson 2 (Reflex Development):

  • Kick Defences

  • Americana Armlock

RED GRADE:

Lesson 7 (Revision):

  • Take The Back

  • Rear Naked Choke

YELLOW GRADE:

Lesson 11 (Reflex Development):

  • Falling, Stances and Movement

  • Clinch Bodyfold Takedown


Any Questions.

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This week… (19/02/18)

Table of contents.

  • No Tuesday Lesson (20/02/18).
  • Friday’s Schedule (23/02/18).
  • Grading Certification.
  • The New System.

No Tuesday Lesson (20/02/18).

As it’s the 3rd Tuesday of the month, we have no Tuesday lesson this week.


Friday’s Schedule (23/02/18).

WHITE GRADE:

Lesson 2:

  • Kick Defences
  • Americana Armlock

RED GRADE:

Lesson 6:

  • Padwork Session 2: Kick Combo’s
  • Punch Block Series

YELLOW GRADE:

Lesson 11:

  • Falling, Stances and Movement
  • Clinch Bodyfold Takedown

Grading Certification.

I am proud to announce our new Red Grade student, who has worked very hard meet the required grading standards. Congratulations to Jamie Hansford.

Jamie Red Grade Cut


The New System.

We have now streamlined our syllabus to make sure students are always working towards their next grade. Before this we were following a staggered cycle up to Blue Grade. This meant that students were occasionally working on skills that were above their grade level. Which meant it was taken longer to reach the next grade, but also that students have to retain more skills than necessary for their skill level.

This new system is working great, with higher grade students assisting in working with lower grade lessons, I can now work my way round to everyone in a much more effective way. All students get regular practice of previous, lower grade skills as well as learning skills at their own level too. So I am very happy with it.

During the next few months while we synchronise to the new system, we may have already done  certain lessons in the schedule, so we will skip them and move on to the next in the sequence, this means that occasionally, lessons may appear to come round quicker in the cycle and students at that grade level can communicate amongst themselves and with me to decide what we want to work on, although all 6 runs through (learning, reflex development, revision, combat simulation, grading preparation and grading) each lesson will eventually be achieved anyway.


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Club News 03/02/18

Table of contents.

  • Head Guards.

  • Future Lessons.

Head Guards.

Along with gloves, mouth and shin guards, for those who want to take sparring to a higher level, head guards will be a must.

the RDX T1 looks very nice:

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


Future Lessons.

As of today, we will be trying a different format for lessons, the lesson track will stay the same for everyone, but we will be attempting to tailor lessons for students as per their grade. for example; all red grades will work in a group towards yellow grade, by completing lessons on their track. Higher grade students will help a pair of lower grade students get started with the first slice of a lesson and then return to their own lesson at the higher level, this will enable me to run multiple lessons within 1 class, moving around between grade groups.

The floor plan image below shows how this will work.

Visual of Top Down System


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