Archive for December, 2016

Krav Maga Class 82: pads, leg sparring, gun from behind

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

TJ taught the last morning KM class of 2016, and I was there! Standard warm ups, then round kicks to thai pads with Josh. We practiced high round kick blocking and low round kick checking. Then we put on shin pads and had some round robin kick sparring.

At the end, we moved to the back room and practiced gun defense from behind.

Krav Maga Class 81: Getting back into things, gun from the front, reverse redirect

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

TJ’s Saturday morning class was my first taste of Krav Maga this month after a series of infections and illnesses kept me off the mat for weeks. I felt awkward and heavy, but TJ was surprised to hear that I was free from injury coming in.

Started with shadow boxing and shoulder tag. The usual. Went to some thai pad stuff, some front kick stuff, and at the end we did gun defense from the front but with a redirect that left us on the live side. Control was with straight arms and tucked chin. Counter attack was kicks to the groin. Take away levers the gun back toward the elbow to break the grip.

EDIT: I was very sore for 4 days afterward, but sustained no injuries!

Staph infection clear

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Saw the dermatologist and was given the green light to start training again, using deodorant, generally get back to normal.