Archive for the ‘Martial Arts’ Category

Rear Mugging Escape

Monday, October 5th, 2015

The rear Mugging escape is practiced standing, seated and kneeling. The techniques is very similar in each position, however, when kneeling it’s harder to gain leverage to throw so more emphasis is given to the arm around the throat and an improvised wrist lock is applied in the process. 

 Rear Mugging Escape 

Blocking a Hook Punch

Monday, September 28th, 2015

This is a very simple method of Blockng a Hook Punch, using a natural flinching movement we do quite instinctively. The flinch can be done with one or both arms and puts you in a position form which you have some good options for a counter attack.

Blocking a Hook Punch

Two Knee Take-Down

Monday, September 28th, 2015

This is a Two Knee Take-Down from the front. It’s similar to a Rugby tackle but done from a close-up position. Your shoulder drives forward  into the stomach area of your Assailant, whilst your arms are wrapped around their knees, pulling towards you.

This technique is most commonly used as part of our Escape from a front headlock.

Two knee take down

The Shin Kick

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

The Shin Kick is used primarily as a distraction in setting yourself up for other strikes, Take-downs or Throws. It engages the brain in the pain of the moment, giving you an opportunity to make your move.

The Shin Kick

The Ankle Knee Take Down From Lying

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

The Ankle Knee Takedown can be executed with you lying down and your attacker or assailant standing over you. It’s quick and effective, making use of the natural movement and limited extent of movement in the knee joint. It gives you an opportunity to get back to your feet and escape to safety.

The Ankle Knee Take Down from Lying

The Neck Twist Take Down

Monday, August 24th, 2015

The Neck Twist is a quick effective take-down, it keeps your hands close to your body where they are strongest and takes advantage (just as it sounds) of twisting the assailants neck. Control the head and the body will follow.

The Neck Twist Take Down

The Walk Through or Tear Down

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

The Walk Through is a very quick effective method of taking an assailant to the ground and getting yourself away to Safety. Whenever you can drive a persons head back, it makes them very unbalanced and easy to take down to the ground.

The Walk Through

Medicine Ball Catch and Throw

Monday, August 17th, 2015

This is a nice simple game to exercise the shoulders, arms and chest but you do need to focus when you have 15 pounds of medicine ball heading towards your nose 🙂

Medicine Ball Catch and Throw

Improve Your Flexibility 

Sunday, August 16th, 2015

Regardless of your current level of flexibility, you can improve it with regular stretching exercises. During every class we go through a series of Dynamic Stretches at the beginning and a series of Static Stretches at the end.

The Circle Throw

Sunday, August 16th, 2015

The circle throw is simple to perform but relies on the Tori to commit to the throw, half hearted efforts do not bode well 🙂

The Circle Throw