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UMA Training Methodology

Our training methodology:  Basics – Drills – Sparring

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Stick Sparring During the Weapons Class (01/29/14)

On Wednesday nights we practice stick- and knife-fighting. Here are some clips of us sparring with safety equipment.

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Sparring Rounds & Some Takedown Drills (01/28/14)

Sparring & takedown drills from our Tues/Thurs Stand-Up Fighting classes.

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Escrima 16-Count Step-Through

This is a more complex dual-stick Escrima pattern that we practice.

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KB & TRX Follow-Along Workout (1 Hr)

For a post Thanksgiving Day calorie burner here’s a time-based workout just under 1 hour that has cues to follow so you don’t have to look at your stopwatch.  The workout starts at 4:55. (Check out the “about” section on Youtube for the menu of exercises)

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UMA Floor Bag Workout

For our 15 min warm-ups we drilled a floor bag workout.  Here’s a visual sample.

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Finishing Moves from Stick Clinch

In this Escrima class, we began with 4 different finishing moves that are all accessible from the reference point of the clinch.

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Assortment of Clips

An assortment of clips from training sessions at UMA.

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UMA Drilling 3×3 Minute Rounds

Three-person group.  Roles:   Striker, Thai pad holder, Grappler. Each person takes a turn being the striker: punches 30 sec, grapples 30 sec,  skip knees 30 sec, grapples 30 sec, Thai kick (twice each leg) 30 sec, grapples 30 sec. Finale: 10 push-ups. Roles rotate:  The striker becomes the pad holder, the Thai pad holder becomes […]

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The “One Minute Drill” with Thai Pads: Sixty Seconds of Survival!

The infamous 1-minute drill routinely practiced at Unbridled Martial Arts. Sixty seconds of Survival!!  As explained in the video, the essentials of this drill are to: 1.) constantly feel & apply pressure, 2.) occupy the center-line, 3.) weather the storm, 4.) get that opponent back-pedaling (primary objective). I call out which techniques to fire within […]

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