Training Diary: Week 12

One grappling session and two taekwon-do sessions this week. In grappling, a really good session continuing some of the half guard themes from last week and then moving on to take-downs. The last 40 minutes or so of the lession were split between live competitive take-downs and mat rolling. However, as this was with my […]

Training Diary: Weeks 10 and 11

Crushed in week 10 in more ways than one. Some aches and pains from rolling. It can be quite painful for me to have both my shoulders pushed down flat to the mat. Apparently this doesn’t happen for other people so I’ll let you know if it becomes an issue. Getting to the point in […]

Training Diary: Week 9

Three trial Taekwon-do lessons full of beginners this week and one grappling session. With the Taekwon-do classes starting up again we have a huge influx of beginners, mostly from Kukkikwon backgrounds. Most of them seem to be able to kick very well and will really pad out the more advanced part of the class. However, […]

Training Diary: Week 4

Only one session this week but what a session! Only myself and a tall athletic guy attended so the instructor really seemed to pick up the pace. A decent warm up went straight into teaching wrestling-style take-downs. We went from practise straight into drills whereby someone keeps having to get up despite being taken down […]

Training Diary: Week 1

I’m going to start keeping an occasional diary of my training with a few additional details. At the moment, I am a little out of shape (having not done any sort of physical activity after the Half Marathon in July) but shaking myself loose of a summer torpor and throwing myself back into training. Having […]