Sunday 26 September 2010

Week 24

The month of reps continues. Tonight had a slightly different approach as we were looking at snatch attacks against the long guard and the short guard.
Snatch attacks against the long guard.

L V L stance: lap / lap hit.
L v R stance: forward: pak / lap hit.
R v R stance: pak / pak hit.
R v L stance: lap / pak hit.

Snatch attacks against the tight guard:

Pile in with a four hit combo 1-2-3-4
Hit right and step in, left hit as you control his left arm, chain punch.
There others but my mind is clouded so probably best not to embarrass myself with my bastardisation of techniques.

Pad circuit of 11 stations, 1m30s with 15 seconds rest between each set.

Saturday 18 September 2010

Week 23

Still September is the month of reps. Very similar to the last 2 sessions except that this week we also trained the chicken wing entry to get kau sau. I also realised that I need to do 200,000 single punches to account for both arms...

Thursday 9 September 2010

Week 22

September certainly is the moth of reps. Z had us working in a similar pattern to Martin last week. Worked lots of footwork drills, pak, lap, arm drag drills. Worth noting was the use of knees on the head and arm trap. The skipping and swapping of the feet is to post better for the knees to the torso. As noted by H, the end of the technique is to get up on the balls of the foot to maximise the transfer of energy into him.

We also spent a lot of time working the dynamics of the body and head hook strike. Z had us working opposite knee to shoulder before hitting. This was important as it provides you with the correct body mechanics for the hit. I really enjoyed this part of the training tonight as I went into myself and loved the solitary repetativeness of the training.

As we had no pads, we were working the pad combos in the air with footwork. Not done this before so found this both an interesting twist and a decent work out.

Sparring was very interesting and diverse as usual. H had a great variety of compact attacks, Paul loved to tie up and grapple, Ish controls the forearms and works from there. All I can remember at the moment...

Tuesday 7 September 2010

Week 21

September is the month of reps so this was the...

Session of reps, each round lasting 2 minutes, each technique was done on both left and right hand side.
Lap and punch.
Guard change (right hand forward), pak and punch, chain punch.
Snatch attacks in 3 drill off lap and chop, lap and punch.
Arm drag.
Head and arm trap.
Head snap control.
Action reaction: lap and punch, 45 degree forward pressure, hit through centre.
As above but end with lap punch against the pushing energy.
Pad training circuit. 2 minutes at each station with 30 seconds rest. 11 stations in total. Good old fashioned pain and suffering.