Archive: Aug 2014

    Back from Japan


    Osu! Back from my annual holiday in Japan…a chance to catch up with family and rest the aching limbs. Too much over eating but nice to get the running legs on the road and breathe some country air. Thanks a lot to Jason, Fiona and Stephen for running the class in my absence. Sounds like […]

    Snap, Crackle, Pop


    That’s the sound of everyone’s elbow as we worked the Bushin armpit armbar, better known as gatame. First off an outside block and counter punch, then off a grab. The trick is to stick it under the armpit and sink your weight into it before stepping in. If you get it right with the pin […]

    MMA Magic


    Fantastic inroads made today at the MMA seminar. We trailed a roadmap working all the way from long distance fighting through to close quarter, clinch and groundwork. Keeping it simple and working on tight guard and positioning rather than hundreds of techniques. Gentle pace, low injury and lots of skill level jumps. Great to see […]

    Old Faces, New Tricks


    What a great evening. Old hand Isaac came back from Uni and Aeron came back to show us that when partnered with Jay they can still break each other. We worked hard on integrating the 4D guard into over/underhook, pummelling then locks, breaks and throws. Then to finish Jason got a embroidered black belt as […]

    Summer Seminar – MMA Workshop


    The Summer Seminar is on! An MMA workshop where we shall work on the integration between stand-up fighting, close quarter clinch & grappling, takedowns and groundwork. The complete fighting system. I shall be trialing an MMA Roadmap, an essential diagram so you know where you are in the fight and what you should be doing. […]