Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Xmas closure dates

Xmas closure. All, our last session for this year will be the 17th December and we will be back on the 7th January to go for it all over again! So only 3 session left this year. On the 17th we will "do it" in our going out clothes! If there are any techniques you want to cover on that final session, let me know here or PM me.

Friday, 1 August 2014

Another use of UKM in a hot situation from one of Spicers students

Some nice work from the Spi Cer . oss Student profile: male 27-29 5ft3 athletic build Immigration detention officer. Came over to us merry bunch 6 months ago (work doesn't allow every week) after being taught very bad techniques by a BKA instructor An emergency alarm goes off at work. Male detainee armed with home made shank was attacking other detainees staff and himself Officer (student) entered room (by this stage detainee had sat down on a bed & was going to town on his own arms) immediately the detainee jumped up and pointed the shank at the officers stomach (about a foot away from him). Immediately moving the shank (wrist) with the C grip straight into a cavalier grip stepped back & applied cavalier technique & dropped detainee, closed the distance while keeping control of the arm with the shank, dropped his shin to the side of his head then clamped the arm with his other knee. Bending the arm down and around allowed him to continue to strip the shank then move to safety. Dude saved himself, others & the detainee from causing any more harm to them or himself Happy Days

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Recent UKM use on the doors!

Some kind words from one of my guys who had occasion to use some UKM over the weekend "I have been training with Mark O'Neil at sussex urban krav maga for nearly two years now and can honestly say the techniques I have learned are the real deal and very effective . I work as a doorman at a nightclub on the south coast , we had an incident recently , two guys were arguing , my colleague had control of the argument as I approached . The two guys seemed to go their separate ways when another comment came from one of them , very quickly they came to blows . My colleague very quickly had one restrained which left the other guy free to rain punches down . Mark O'Neil in training has told us about recognising body shapes/positions and techniques that work when presented with certain body shapes . Remembering this I quickly noticed the guy had his head held high , and in such a position that I could bring his head down move his chin across and apply the gahote choke . The guy gave up the fight straight away and raised his hands in a surrender motion , I told him to follow me which he did and I relaxed the hold but still maintained control and led him out of the club . I felt slightly proud that I had kept my colleague safe , the guy he was restraining safe , the guy I had hold of safe , other customers and myself safe . I would like to thank Mark for the training I have been taught and urge anyone looking to learn an effective self defence programme to get along to any of the urban krav maga classes around the country , this stuff works . In the words of my sensei "Train hard fight easy " oss. example of the technique below.

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Summer Closure

Summer Closure As most of you know I have always closed for August, this year it will be for a bit longer! Current contract on the hall runs out end of June and there are two dates that can not be done for July, as it's not worth paying for 6 months hire upfront to lose 6 weeks, I will instead make the 25th of June the last class. I will then see how enquiries are over the next couple of months to review September re-opening. Private lessons will continue during this time, with some spaces starting to free up if you want to go down this route to keep your hand in. Meanwhile Darren Sl-UKM in South London and Stan's classes in Canterbury will be your closest

Friday, 7 March 2014 krav 12/3 back for the 19th

Not happy, just had this email from the army chaps. "I’m sorry to have to inform you that the hall is going to be out of bounds for a little longer. The repairs took longer than expected. I have pushed things and the contractor will be working over this weekend. The hall will be available for use again on Thursday 13 March 14." So no Krav next week

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

TWells krav as usual 12th &19th feb but not 26th and 5th

Work on the hall has shifted by a week, so there will be Krav this week and next, but not the 26th feb or 5th march.

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

No TWells krav 19&26 feb

No KRAV on the 19th and 26th Feb as they are doing building work. Sorry All