Entries by Ian

Empowering Self Defence by Philippa Scannell Trainee Coach

Phillipa was invited to run a workshop for a group of female students at Imperial College in London and I jumped at the chance. It was an opportunity to test out a new format – not only focusing on the physical self defence but also on the empowerment angle. A person must believe they are […]

Sparring is symmetrical interaction

Keith Collyer shares this article written by Mr Elmore explaining sparring is symmetrical interaction. “It’s definitely a great way to get comfortable with applying techniques on a resisting opponent and with testing your abilities and your resolve in a relatively “safe” environment. The problem with sparring for self-defense training, though, is one of mindset. It (unavoidably […]