Thanks to Rick and a few of the Bill Adams Martial Arts students (who’s names I don’t know unfortunately) who popped in for a bit for a great workout. After missing last week because of the Flu, it was good to kick the dust off. We were plugging away so well, I forgot to get any pics – so here’s an oldie but a goodie.
- Tied together trapping hands and self defense techniques to develop tactile sensitivity.
- Stressed the ‘shoulder to shoulder’ sweep of the trapping hands blocks to stress ‘zone’ defense.
- Stressed a signature of FMA’s (at least the way I was trained) of ‘the closest tool to the closest target’
- ALWAYS cut the angle in some fashion when doing the trapping hands drill because that’s the point of the drill.
- REMEMBER the trapping hands drill (“De Cadena”) is meant to teach angling NOT to get fancy, ‘fast’ or ‘tricky’