The Shin Kick

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

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

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

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

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 ­čÖé

Medicine Ball Catch and Throw

Improve Your Flexibility 

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

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 ­čÖé

The Circle Throw

The One Arm Shoulder Throw

August 11th, 2015

The one arm shoulder throw is similar to the hip throw but instead of wrapping one arm around the back it goes around the assailants arm. This type of throw can be performed from a static position but works best when the assailant is coming forward, giving you some momentum to take advantage of.

 

The One Arm Shoulder Throw

Modified Push Ups

August 11th, 2015

If you struggle to do a feel regular push ups then try doing these modified push ups and you’ll benefit far more from doing so. The only real difference is that you keep your knees on the ground. Keep the rest of the form very true and go right down the ground with your chin and chest.

Push Ups are a great exercise, modify them to suit your level of strength and fitness.

Modified Push Ups

The Big 5 Bodyweight Exercises

August 10th, 2015

Here are 5 Bodyweight Exercises you can do almost anywhere, they require No Equipment and are very simple movements. These 5 Bodyweight Exercises cover all the major muscle groups in the body-

Push Ups (Pushing)

Push Ups

 

Arm Pull Ins (Pulling)

Arm Pull Ins

 

Short Sit Ups (Front)

Short Sit Ups

 

Dorsal Raise (Back)

Dorsal Raise

 

Body Squats (Legs)

Body Squats