What a way to kick off our first ever Friday Session!! Theme was Skillz and Drillz with a wee E2MOM thrown in for a bit of craic.. Looking at Bjj, from the snap-down from a traditional clinch position to a nasty choke off it as taught at SBG Belfast... Few conditioning and pad drills thrown in to keep the heart rate going finishing with some light rolling - great finish to a Friday 👌🏻 Special thanks to Seamus Brady who is from Monaghan but wanted to get a session in whilst he was in Belfast, great time to come visit 👋🏻 Reckon it will be bed time very soon.. We’re back in next Monday for Applied Karate and Bjj... See you in the dojo.
Riffing on the Pinan kata last night. Jeff came up with this little sequence, stringing together the first movements from all five kata. They flow together well and the application is straight forward. #nwmartialarts .net #karate#totejutsu#appliedkarate#kata
Drill from last nights private group session.. Looking at what those funny moves look like in kata (forms). We took bits from Pinan Shodan of the Pinan series and used them against the Haymaker.. Techniques we used: -Shuto Uchi (knife hand strike)
-Gedan Barai (low level receiver)
-Sato Uke (outer receiver)
-Maegeri (front kick)
Some of the principles utilised in the drill were both hands being active at the same time, getting off at angles in relation to the enemy, and push-pull - the kata gives us examples of this, we just need to integrate these into our defensive strategy and apply them in whatever means we can.. Starting off slow, then add in the intensity but always being mindful of your training partners safety 👌🏻 Good fun!
Drill from Wednesday nights session on kata and a technique taken from Pinan Shodan.
Utilising the Shuto-Uke (knifehand receiver) against a haymaker and how we can use the “block” to tie up the arm and immediately go on the counter offensive by striking the side of the neck.. We also used the “block” as a means of keeping your training partner from rugby tackling you to the ground after the haymaker by using it as a frame or cage which was “borrowed from Core Combatives founder Mick Coup.. Good craic 👍🏻
Theme this morning was a mixture of everything.
We looked at kettlebell drills, and some jiu jitsu.. looking at the side control flow drill taught at SBG Belfast.. Great wee start to the day 👌🏻 *** PLEASE NOTE - we have SBG Belfast coach Ben Delbart up next week to impart his wisdom as part of our monthly Bjj Study Group Sessions, its going to be good *** We’re back in again tomorrow night for Applied Karate and Bjj.
See you in the dojo.
Good craic at this mornings Sunday Session.. Theme was Padwork and Sparring with a few bodyweight drills thrown in for a bit of extra fun.
What better way to start your Sunday than punching things and pushing your training partners 😀
Good work folks 👍🏻 We’re back in tomorrow night for Applied Karate and Bjj.. See you in the dojo.
Pad drill from last nights private group session.. Looking at right palm heel, left hooking palm heel, use gedan barai to clear the arm and close distance. Lift and knee bump for takedown and then depending on context i.e self defence or fighting we finish with either hammer fists or stamp the leg or armbar.
Put 1 minute on the clock and add in the intensity and aggression and it gets really gassy, really quick 👍🏻 #mushinkarate#appliedkarate#karate#padwork
Thoroughly enjoyed that session this morning...should have laid that mat out at the beginning 😂😂😜 Theme was Skillz and Drillz and there were a few to be had!! The explosive knees drill was very very gassy keeping that clinch really tight for control.
The kicking and kick shield drills were good fun and certainly got the heart rate up!! Working the heavy bag for ground and pound from different positions, the pads for power straights and hooks focusing on power and technique was tight!! We looked at Pinan Yodan Bunkai drills, starting off with Isolating the movements and applications into a drill, then when the drill was grasped, 2 minutes were put on the clock and we are started to add in the Aliveness concept to it to bring the drill to life!! Tough, messy but good fun - just the way we like it 😂
Great start to the day!! Please note - our private group session is on tomorrow night focusing on Applied Karate and Bjj, however, our Wednesday class this week is CANCELLED as the school is closed for Halloween.. See you in the dojo.
Warmup drill from last nights private group session that was “borrowed” from Iain Abernethy.. Training partner is throwing open handed strikes to a variety of targets, our job is to block/cover/parry/evade.
Layer One - at any given point you could crash in and use the techniques of Naihanchi kata to clinch, take an angle to strike or escape.
Layer 2 - allowing the “attacker” to rugby tackle “defender” to the ground if after they crashed in they didn’t angle off thereby leaving their hips square and in front for the rugby tackle.
Layer 3 - adding in the spare man who is able to attack anybody who is engaging who should be disengaging after the clinch.. Good fun, gets you warm, and functional..
Another superb seminar with BCA 7th dan Iain Abernethy looking at pad drills and Naihanchi pad drills.
I know for the “newbies” to Iain’s seminars, it was thoroughly enjoyed and lots of “light bulb” moments were had.
Thanks to Daniel Redmond of the CKA for hosting 👌🏻 We’ll be in tomorrow morning for our Sunday Sessions, theme is Fitness and Conditioning..
Will-Drill to finish tonights session when people are fatigued, we put this in to make you dig deep - finding the tenacity to keep going to complete the drill.. That mindset can help if you ever need to defend yourself or even to help with school, work, or things where you might be finding difficult or uncomfortable.
Good job folks 👌🏻
I had so much fun with this group today. We worked on moving at angles, adapting strategies based on size and circumstances, and power generation. Thank you to all of the students who brought open minds and endless enthusiasm. I hope to be back in 2019 :) #karate#selfdefense#appliedkarate
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