Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Monday - 6.15 pm BJJ 7.30pm Thai
Tuesday - 6.15 pm JKD 7.15pm MMA 8.15pm Phase 1
Wednesday - 6.15 pm Thai 7.15pm KALI 8.15pm JKD
Thursday - Sunday - CLOSED
Monday Jan 4th restart with 2010 timetable
Monday - 5.30pm JKD; 6.15 pm BJJ; 7.30pm Thai
6.30pm KALI (upstairs Space)
Tuesday - 6.15 pm JKD; 7.15pm CSW; 8.15pm Phase 1
Wednesday - 6.15 pm; Thai 7.15pm; Phase 1; 8.15pm JKD
7.15pm KALI (upstairs Space)
Thursday - 6.15 pm BJJ; 7.15pm CSW; 8.15pm Women's JKD kickboxing
Friday - 6.00pm Combat Athletics/Kettlebells
Saturday - 10.45am Silat; 12 noon Phase 1; 1pm BJJ
HAVE A GREAT HOLIDAY! STAY AWARE!
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Monday, December 07, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Saturday, November 07, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Cross Body - kazure Kesagatame - North South - Kazure Kesagatame - Cross Body
Monday, September 28, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
One of the foremost authorities in Self Defence - you can take part and learn how to avoid conflict, how to manage conflict and how not to be afraid!
Tuesday, September 01, 2009
PHASE LEVEL ONE
Footwork; Step & slide, Pendulum
3 types of jab. Horizontal, Vertical and finger jab
Cross and stepping through cross
Left and Right hooks, Upper cut left and right
Roundhouse kick: Right Thai kick, snap round
2 min rounds (1 min rest)
Round 1: Single shots and combinations up to 3 techniques Hands only
Round 2: Ng Da Combinations (5 techniques) – hands & feet
Single stick: La Coste Cinquo Teros 1: angles counts as called.
Demonstrate 10 exercises in 30 seconds
AMAG Salutation and its meaning
PHASE LEVEL TWO
Roundhouse: Right Thai kick, low/high roundhouse, skip roundhouse, snap round
Side kick (2 types) Theep, Oblique, Dum tek, Leg shield, Jeet tek, Cut kick
Inside/outside crescent, Spin heel, spin side kick, spin hook kick, spin crescent, Long knee, skip knees
Shovel hook/ 'Mexican' hook, Overhand, Back fist, ridge hand
Inside/Outside Bob & weave, Inside/Outside Slip, shoulder roll, duck, Cover, Shoulder/biceps stop
3 min rounds (1 min rest) incorporating punching, knees, kicking and display footwork
Round 1: Single shots and combinations up to 3 techniques
Round 2: Ng Da Combinations
La Coste Cinquo Teros 3: angles counts as called.
Hi box sumbrada stick up/down
Demonstrate the defences for #1-5 with stick up and stick down
o Ikis series
o LaCoste 7 count
3 Self Protection techniques
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Bill took and passed his TBA Instructors Test on the weekend. Two whole days of training , ending with two rounds in the ring left the exhausted Bill elated.
Khun Kru Pat Davies performed a Ram Muay for his Associates level.
Training at the camp was provided by Ajarn Chai, Sifu Marc McFann and Ajarn Bob Spour. A total of 14 hours! A big attendance from AMAG displayed the quality of the club.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Ray took Chris, Jon and Heather with him to this years European Dog Brothers Gathering and all fought brilliantly. Heather was awarded her Cat title, the first level to becoming a member of the tribe.
There were some real wars on this trip but the benchmark standard was raised! Well done!
Wednesday, July 08, 2009
12 - 3pm Marc McFann
3.15- 6.15pm Ajarn Chai
10.30 - 12.30 Bob Spour Ultimate Self Protection
12.30 - 2pm Marc McFann
2 - 6pm Ajarn Chai
Any testing requests must be made as per Association requirements. Bill Mutch will be testing!
pre pay price £100. £120 on the door.
One day £60/75
Rough n Ready Gym, Spring Lane, Northampton.
Nearest Hotel: Ibis
All levels welcome - its awesome
Monday, June 01, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Monday, May 04, 2009
Peter is certified by Guro Dan Inosanto and Sifu Marc Mcfann in Filipino Martial Arts
This class will run from 17:30 until 18:15 on Monday's starting 11th of May.
The FMA class will introduce the students to several areas including single/double stick, single/double knife and stick & dagger. Kali also has a very effective empty hands range (Panatukan) which translates from the weapon based movements and will be taught in this class.
With the use of weapons students will develop their attributes such as speed, timing and agility but will also learn sensitivity drills such as Hubud and grappling (Dumog)
Dumog has its empty hand application as well as the weapon portion which will be also covered in these classes.
The class due to the time slot will be small enabling me to concentrate on the individuals progression through the system, ideal for every level.
Sunday, May 03, 2009
Bob Spour came and taught an excellent seminar with everyone getting graded on Sunday.
Bill Mutch was given his Instructors qualification in Phraya Pichai while Caz Ewan and Leigh Richardson received their 10th Khan Red Arm bands.
Others graded included:
Thanks for supporting!
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Setting the Balance
We've heard Bob Spour say it and more recently we've heard Rey Diogo mention it and in the past I've heard Ian Guthrie (Peter's old Judo coach) and our very own Pat say it too. What am I talking about? Attribute training of course - or more commonly known as running, weights, Combat Athletics.....
Attribute training is great for the martial artist, it helps them develop further in their chosen system(s) and allows them to compete or perform better. Running for instance is a probably one of the best and quickest ways to get fit. Develop an awesome cardio system and build our endurance. Weights can help too. They can help us first of all get stronger but also gain weight, in a good way rather than the route paved with pies and pizzas!! Also there is Combat Athletics which is a class that has exercises designed to supplement your martial arts training.
However, therein lies the clue. It is supplementary training and should not be mistaken for training in the arts/systems you hope to improve in or compete in. This is a problem though, because what happens to a lot of people is, they start to put more effort into their running or weights training than their martial arts that they are hoping to improve in.
Put it like this, if I were to be given a choice of doing a run or training in say Pat's Jun Fan class, I would train in the Jun Fan class in an instant. I wouldn't even have to think about it. The benefits of that class alone will help me develop my punching, kicking and trapping skills along with other attributes like footwork, balance and head movement. As far as my fitness and strength go, I can hit the pads hard and fast and very quickly be on the way to improving my cardio and strength. But there is one important difference I will become fighting fit, Jun Fan Gung Fu fit rather than being a great runner - which I'm not really interested in becoming.
This short article maybe very obvious to some but I have seen people fall into this trap on a number of occasions and they can't seem to understand why they have good running times but still perform poorly on the mat or on the pads.
The bottom line is, if you want to get fit at doing Muay Thai, Jun Fan Gung Fu or BJJ then train hard in the art firstly and if you have any time left train in your supplementary systems.
I hope this helps to point out one of the many martial arts pitfalls.
Leigh Richardson is a Full Instructor and 2nd degree black belt at AMAG.
Monday, April 27, 2009
'Friday Fight Night' at The Waterside Club, Kirkintilloch.
Tickets: there will be some tickets available directly from fighters! See Chris Moir
Matches confirmed so far are:
Mani Singh (KKBA) v Michael McGeochan (Annan Dragons)
5 x 1.5 mins @ 64kg's
Ricky Jackson (KKBA) v Joe McCabe (SMTC Sprinburn)
5 x 1.5 mins @ 69kg's
Crawford Hercus (KKBA) v Scott Fraser (AMAG)
5 x 1.5 mins @ 88kg's
Stuart McCrackle (KKBA) v John Ferguson (SMTC Springburn)
5 x 1.5 mins @ 70kg's
Ritchie Carrigan (KKBA) v Steve Barbieri (Carlisle MT)
5 x 1.5 mins @ 66kg's
Stuart Pitner (KKBA) v Simon Fraser (SMTC Airdrie)
5 x 1.5 mins @ 63kg's
Lindsay Stirling (KKBA) v Linda Morgan (Wossobama Ayr)
5 x 1.5 mins @ 67kg's
Brian Tottie (Caledonian MT) v Daniel Rigby (Aberdeen MT)
5 x 1.5 mins @ 70 kg's
Still looking to match
Keith Middleton 75/77kg's
29 yr old
Exp: 8 fights (6 wins)
Mescho Donko 72/74kg's
32 yr old
Exp: 4 fights (2 wins)
Gary O'Brien 95+kg's
31 yr old
Exp: 3 fights (1 win)
Gary McKinlay 58/60kg's
25 yr old
Exp: 0 fights
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Look at this drill in three stages.
The Prefix is an entry and in this case we are using a kick to move from kicking range into punching range. The three kicks shown here are O'ou Tek, Jit Tek and Juk Tek.
Then in the middle we have the punches and the selection of the combination used are historical and considered suitable for learning in the best way, but later on can be changed to alternative choices. Ray here shows how good body mechanic and technique can generate power, so try not to hit hard as that will come in time. Concentrate on the flow.
The suffix moves back to the kicks with the padholder stepping back and out of punching range, back into kicking range. There are plenty of kicks to use but we are focusing on a default drill here. If the padholder doesn't step back then we could move into standing grappling range.
So work the drill and learn to flow between the two ranges in the three sections seamlessly. Repeat good technique and DO NOT substitute technique for power. Power will come in it's own time.
Friday, April 10, 2009
Sunday, April 05, 2009
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
We feel this will improve the technique of all the students.
Please be aware that when you turn up tonight that there may be some changes and take extra caution so that you dont hurt yourself.
Friday, March 27, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
We have more Sport Formula vits in stock including a new fruit punch flavor sweetened with Xylitol.
Xylitol is said to have several health benefits including: good for teeth, bones and lower in calories and stabilizes insulin levels. Fruit Punch tastes good and will be available at reception in £1 packets. A packet of 30 costs £27.99. Tubs, in Orange flavour are £24.50.
First member to purchase gets a SF cap!
Quality nutrients for quality life, since 1999.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Sunday, March 08, 2009
From the creators of Blue Dragon, this is a pilot that we shot in February 2009 in preparation for our fothcoming feature-length movie. We haven't invested in certain equipement therefore sound and lighting are issues that will be worked on, however this gives a flavour of what is to come.
This pilot is quite fast paced and features small action scenes throughout. We spent only a few hours on each action scene but this is just a very small taste of what we're aiming for and what we're capable of.
Comments and constructive criticism are very welcome. Also, if you live in Aberdeen or around the city, please contact me if you wish to be involved.
Contact email - Graeme Noble = firstname.lastname@example.org
(Please watch this video in High Definition (HD) to enhance your viewing pleasure)
Thursday, March 05, 2009
Coming in very soon will be Sprawl shorts, Boxing Gloves, Focus Mitts, Fairtex top of the range bag gloves and Sports formula!
Tuesday, March 03, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Friday, February 06, 2009
Thursday, February 05, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
Tuesday, January 06, 2009
Tonight we have Jun Fan kickboxing at 6.15pm with Pat Davies
7.15pm on the red mats is Leighs MMA mix up whilst on the black mats Pat is doing an edged weapons class which is restricted.
8.15 is the phase 1 class
see you there!
Saturday, January 03, 2009
Right now Tuesday has a couple of changes. Leigh moves his excellent session to 7.15pm with Pat teaching the 6.15 Jun Fan kickboxing. In the end section, alongside Leighs class, Pat will be teaching Edged weapons. This is not for beginners but for the FMA students and Advanced students.
More classes to be announced very soon.