Money vs Pacman

Tonight we tried to act out the upcoming fight of the decade: Mayweather vs Pacquiao. Two of the best pound-for-pound fighters we are probably ever likely to see….and with two very contrasting styles. First we pretended to be “Money” Mayweather, working on his trademark lean back and bounceback counters, adding in smoke and moving counter strikes. Then we switched to “Pacman”, head down/hands up, intense pressure boxing. Constant barrage to the head followed by shots downstairs to wear your opponent down. Then we matched them up and put them to the test. By the end, everyone was pooped and decided that Mayweather’s style far more easier to replicate. I use both when I box, starting with a more relaxed playful style and then turn up the pressure as my opponent tires. The advantage of what we do in Bushin is we are not constrained by style so can pick and choose as we please. Anyway, it made a great fight night. Now to watch the real thing. I’m more excited than a kid in a candy store!mayweather-pac

New Starter Pack is Here!

The new starter pack is here!! Packed full of new streetfighting material plus the updated syllabus wrapped up neatly in a swish new design. Learn about the Bushin Blueprint, discover the Path and find out what the Spider is. Here’s a sneak preview…
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…the suspense may just kill you!

Pick up your copy next week in class. Be there or miss out!

Here they Come

New starter Packs
I’m very pleased to say the new Bushin starter pack is in the final stages of completion. I shall be looking to distribute copies next week. It has all the new syllabus, technical material and explanation of our Streetfighting methodology. After months of hard graft, I don’t mind saying it looks pretty darn good.

New T-shirts
I know some of you have been waiting but I’m pleased to say we are finalising the design for the new Bushin t-shirts. They look very swish. They will be the same high performance black t-shirts as before but with a new design. If you want one, please let me know your size and badge colour by Sunday at the latest. They are £20 each. Although they are a little pricier than the old ones, they will continue to be included in joining and grading fees at no additional cost. Of course you are welcome to continue wearing your current t-shirts if you don’t need/want one. Subject to my supplier I should have them in 3-4 weeks.

Onwards and upwards!

Zzzz….

Back from the dull depths of Zurich. Not the most captivating place despite the burning of the snowman festival to celebrate the end of winter. Thanks to Jason for putting everyone through their paces on Tuesday. Looking forward to getting a sweat on tomorrow night!

Slash & Stab

Packed house for the Weapons Night! Actually turned into Knife Night because I couldn’t find my sticks. We looked at basic knife fighting using the ice pick before moving onto functional open hand defence. Using a fence and sticking to the basic plan improves your chances of survival immensely. We looked at how to not get too caught up in fancy techniques but get a sound base of move-block-hit & finish. Once this was working the sparring games were so much easier. Prizes for the night for Arnauld who was so inconspicuous the attackers missed him, and Casey who kept fighting with one shoe. I had so much fun I forgot to take some pictures…