There and back again, a white belt’s tale.
Shirindo Jujutsu: With the start of the week feeling as though it was going by slowly (due to the drudgery of the 9-5), Thursdays Jujutsu session came by very suddenly! With the Jujutsukas present (and The Urban Sumo on time) Sensei Bert took us through the usual Ukemi-Waza and warm up; analogous to Tuesdays session, some […]
Code MMA: By popular request, last night’s session had a focus on striking; I have always really enjoyed Adams MMA lessons where we focus on strikes, as he incorporates techniques and training drills which are unorthodox in MMA, but common place in his Taekwondo training. That said, as a new Taekwondo white belt I have […]
Shirindo Jujutsu: Tonight’s Jujutsu class involved the usual Ukemi-Waza and warm up with some helpful additions of incorporating Koshinage and Osotogari, done 20 times each on the Uke, stopping just as the technique reaches the pivotal moment and resetting. This was a good drill for warming up, and also practising the primary mechanics of the […]
Code MMA: All warmed up from my Taekwondo lesson I went straight in to Monday night’s MMA class. With a good turn out we rolled in to some 5 minute rounds of light submission grappling. With consideration of my prior realisation that I have recently been too comfortable in my guard, I decided that tonight […]
Code Taekwondo: I limped in to a building that in the past has been host to my MMA gym and Jiu Jitsu dojo; however, this time the building was a Dojang, as Monday evening marked my second session of ITF Taekwondo. Following the usual address from Mr Gold, the session started with a warm up […]
Kenpo Jiu Jitsu: After a busy day of Martial Arts tuition, I finally made it to my usual Sunday class, Kenpo Jiu Jitsu, taught by Master Cliff Witcher. At this point I had been training under Master Witcher’s instruction for a little while, and I feel as though I am beginning to get a feel […]
Code Taekwondo: Having finished the seminar in Bedford at Rising Crane Centre at 1700hrs(ish), and knowing I had a 1900hrs Kenpo Jiu Jitsu class in St Neots, I decided to drive straight to the training venue. I was tied, hungry and in much need for some mindfulness; however, when I arrived in St Neots at […]