New Dojo, new season, new log.

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New Dojo, new season, new log.

Post by DARTH » Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:22 pm

After a year an hour away from my house and most of our students and Yudansha, our dojo has found a closer location on the 2nd floor of a Zumba studio.

We have 3 class times and one open mat.

I also might be able to get my son's Fencing instructor in there, if so I intend to join in.

Last night was the last classes I taught in the basement dojo.

I drilled the boys in their class on Ogoshi and Osoto gari from multiple situations and drills. From Ochikomi from right natural posture, to clubs attacks, punches, grabs, No gi clinching, no go punching attacks.

We also worked Sukui Nage, O Uchi gari and Ko Uchi Gari from no gi clinching.

We worked face pressure- circular face punch, knee strikes and front thrust kicks.

I finished by having them attack each other and left it up to them what responses to use. They both did pretty well.

As it turns out, this will be Luis's last class with us. He's learned a lot. I hope he does not just go back to X-Boxland and goes out and joins a Judo or BJJ school.

It's bitter-sweet, as I have put a lot of time into his training and he has come a long way, but at the same time I can;t come out an hour away for too cheap so I understand.

Then we had the adult's class.

We worked against attacks and hold ups with a handgun for the first section of class. To the stomach in front, to the left and right side and against a close in hit.

We then spent some time on some of the finer points of Ogoshi.

I stressed the importance of the pulling hand and the way your hip cuts across and the direction you take Uke and where people screw this up.

I showed how on a right sided throw, your right shoulder should not be doing anything by putting my right arm in front of me and performing the throw a few times.

Tip about your pulling arm (left on a right sided throw), keep a right angle at the elbow and a 90 in relation to your wrist and his forearm, lead with the bottom of your fist.

Sensei Stomp finished the night with a good section of responses to being grabbed and pinned against a wall and punched, using the crashmat.

It's walls, parked cars, windows, furniture and other parts of the environment that really show the value of Aiki Jujutsu in Combat Jujutsu study.




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Re: New Dojo, new season, new log.

Post by DARTH » Sat Aug 31, 2013 10:06 pm

We moved our mats and gear to our new location in Woodbridge, Va. today.

Mats up stairs, layout devised, sign hung.

Some things left to do short, mid and long term butgood to go for Tuesday.




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Post by beefheart » Sat Aug 31, 2013 11:22 pm

Gud luk in yer nu digs!!
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Post by DARTH » Sun Sep 01, 2013 12:24 am

Tank you, Beef!




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Post by Bobby » Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:09 am

Borde bli bra det där,lycka till!
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Post by DARTH » Sun Sep 01, 2013 6:41 pm

Bobby wrote:Borde bli bra det där,lycka till!
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Post by Bobby » Sun Sep 01, 2013 7:18 pm

"Should be good,good luck".In swedish.
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Post by DARTH » Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:06 pm

Thank you!




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Re: New Dojo, new season, new log.

Post by Mike Mahler » Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:06 am

Congrats on the new place Dylan. All the best!

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Post by DARTH » Wed Sep 04, 2013 5:09 am

Thanks Mike!

It's Spartan and loud do to the Zumba classes downstairs but it's a place to build up what we as a Dojo and group and what I've been wanting to do for a long time.

Getting in, and setting up for the New Year's Offensive!

We had a good inaugural class tonight.

Bow in, warm up with some JM and Yoga, then Lord Stomp ran the crew through ukmi.

The fundamental waza was Aiki Ju Jutsu entering throw and little nugets that it teaches, the shorthands.

We then worked Osoto Gari in Uchikomi and then we did it into kesa Gatamae and a Ju Jutsu variant.

Lord Stop worked the crew with Osoto-Ippon Seo Nage and other combos.

He then did sidehold escapes.

We finished with a technique for a grab and punch attack and a pulled back choke hold.




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Post by johno » Wed Sep 04, 2013 2:32 pm

At first I thought your new Zumba location was funny, but there are probably some great marketing opportunities there. From what I've seen, Zumba packs in the ladies. You might offer a Self Defense for Females workshop; most of the gals might not stay as students, but they all have brothers, coworkers, husbands & boyfriends. Just thinkin'.

Anyhow, all the best in your new location!
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Post by DARTH » Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:45 pm

johno wrote:At first I thought your new Zumba location was funny, but there are probably some great marketing opportunities there. From what I've seen, Zumba packs in the ladies. You might offer a Self Defense for Females workshop; most of the gals might not stay as students, but they all have brothers, coworkers, husbands & boyfriends. Just thinkin'.

Anyhow, all the best in your new location!
Great minds (or sick?) think alike.

Going to offer exactly that, start a Hand to Hand Protection class for those who are not into a long term martial art education but want some hand to hand skills to protect themselves. This can lead people into our JJ classes or an option for those who can't take the pounding of ongoing Ju Jutsu.

And working on some ideas for youth, 10 and up and things to middle man for younger. Looking to partner with a Judo Sensei for youth and kids.

Thank you for the well wishes.

Hey, now we might actually pull off some IG gathering as one of us might have the place to do it?




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Post by johno » Wed Sep 04, 2013 11:28 pm

A workout at the Dojo, then cooling off with an adult recovery beverage & ogling hot Zumba MILFs...there's a plan.
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Post by DARTH » Fri Sep 06, 2013 4:41 am

Execute! \:D/


Crom ran class tonight.

He had us do throws from the clinch while wearing Boxing gloves, Ogoshi, Sakui Nage, one of my partners was short so I used Ukegoshi and Koshi Garuma. We did this a good while and satisfied my drive towards hardening the fuck up.

He also did some nice Pakiti Tarsi parry to capture , strike,Kote Giash combo.

Other than 15 minutes with a guy who used to train but has been gone awhile and a few pointers to who ever I was working with, I did not teach, just trained.

I have one of the guys who also is a private SD client coming at 10:30am for some sticks, knife and H2H and then I will take Liam and Aidan with me to open mat at 6:30pm, where the same guy from the am and another of our guys will come for some stick, knife and mats drills.




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Post by baffled » Fri Sep 06, 2013 6:28 am

Looks like things are going in a good direction for you, DARTH.

Congrats.
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Post by DARTH » Fri Sep 06, 2013 3:51 pm

Thank you Baff, much appreciated!




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Post by DARTH » Sat Sep 07, 2013 2:57 am

Trained with a student this morning: Sticks, Empty hand, Circular punches.

This afternoon I trained 2 clients today, did some Yoga with them, demoed some KB amd BW drills

A nice open mat session was had by Jason, myself and my 11 year old son.

We helped the boy with his Ukemi then we all rotated throwing each other and getting thrown.

As the boy is smaller than us, we'd tank for him IF his set up and technique were good but we'd go dead weight if not.

Once he got me with a legitimate Ogoshi.

We ended up doing an impromptu demo (That was a good little workout) for a lady and while I talked with her, I noticed how well Jason was explaining a technique to him and giving him some great pointers and awesome encouragement.




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Post by DARTH » Sat Sep 07, 2013 6:22 pm

Weapons skills/fighting attributes, Empty hand striking and ground fighting techniques, a good session was had by all at the Woodbridge Dojo today.

We were short Senses Crom and Von Ram Man as well as Q as they were putting on demo and a couple of other guys had prior commitments, but we still had 5 people training/

We started with basic double stick patterns, single stick defending and then we moved around against each other, without hitting each other (a lot, hard) as we used no safety gear.

This was about technique and developing a sense of space and the holes your opponents movements create and your's.

Then we worked an old staple from my Kenpo Karate days, the power circular (horizontal fist) punch and the preferred targeting of the corner of the orbital socket and nose.

Chuckula hit like a brick on the end of a bull whip on this one.

Then Sensei Stomp taught a real good ground fighting segment using a scissor sweep attempt to set up an arm bar from the guard and a real cool side headlock escape he picked up elsewhere.




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Post by DARTH » Sun Sep 08, 2013 10:17 pm

Stick work with heavy sticks 10minutes

I did the following in a circuit for 30minutes

Lunge w/KB
Push up, on horizontal fist
90 degree squat rows with Jungle gym
Bent Press w/KB
1 Leg Crossover Dead lift w/KB
V-Sit Toe Touch sit ups

Stick work with heavy sticks 10 minutes

Stretch 5 minutes

An hour later, a little moving around throwing kicks, knees, fist and elbows for about 15 minutes and more stretching.




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Post by Pinky » Mon Sep 09, 2013 4:57 pm

The new space sounds good. I'm glad to hear things are going well.
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Post by DARTH » Wed Sep 11, 2013 4:59 pm

Pinky wrote:The new space sounds good. I'm glad to hear things are going well.
Thank you much. Hope all is good for you.

If you come around, you can do a class on front kicks, reverse punches and other stick beating if you'd like.




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Post by DARTH » Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:05 pm

Dorked my back demoing high pulls with a fucking 26#KB.

That's 40 and not warmed up and maybe still recovering from workout?

Class 7 - 9pm

Working against pistols and razor wielding attackers using Jujutsu, a little Arnis and your balls.

Lord Stomp held a half hour on using a scissor sweep attempt to set up an arm bar and a side headlock escape that is pretty nifty.

Same as he did on Saturday and I asked him to do that as I waned those not there on Sat. to learn it and those there to burn it in more.

Gotta drill it to own it.

Today I worked with a student in the park, sticks, empty hand strikes.

Back got better as I moved and the Motrin kicked in.

Going to PT later, working around it, probably hard Yoga and some rows.




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Post by DARTH » Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:09 pm

Yesterday I ended up doing a lot of impromptu Yoga (Sun Sals and Warrior/Triangle) and Karate, Arnis, and Pugilism training.

The back feel 90-95% right now.


Going to class tonight, going to do run through for a demo Lord Stomp and I are dong on Saturday and then I'm bowing myself out early.

It's my #2 Son's birthday, he is 8.




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Post by baffled » Fri Sep 13, 2013 3:58 am

Happy birthday to little darth.

Hope the back settles soon. Putting on years is a bitch, but that shit is earned.
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Post by DARTH » Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:23 pm

baffled wrote:Happy birthday to little darth.

Hope the back settles soon. Putting on years is a bitch, but that shit is earned.
Thank you, Baff. Little Darth had a nice day and he's awaiting the big party this weekend at Chuck E Cheese! ;-)

Back is good now, it is indeed earned, like your knee.




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