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ASMAA Goshin Jutsu Seminar 2014

Goshin Jutsu (GJ) is an eclectic, combat sports and self-defence motivated martial art utilizing striking, throwing and submissions. Its name comes from the Japanese words goshin meaning “protection of the body” and jitsu meaning “techniques”.
Luke James | 12/5/2019

John Boyd's OODA Loop For Self Defence

The second premium model covered under evaluation and awareness is the OODA Loop. The OODA Loop is an acronym used to describe the process that we use when responding to some type of stimulus, and was formulated by Col John Boyd in the 1950’s. Boyd was a fighter pilot in the Korean war and used the OODA Loop to train pilots under him. The training resulted in a 10:1 kill ratio. Col. Boyd believed that even at a disadvantage, a competent pilot could overcome his opponent by attacking the mental process or state of mind. The OODA Loop stands for Observe, Orient, Decide and Act
Luke James | 1/11/2018

Urban Krav Maga & Mixed Martial Arts Intensive Course

Urban Krav Maga was founded in 2008 and is a system that incorporated the best of the martial arts, was based around the attacks that actually happened to people, is based on leverage and covered what to do if attacked by larger opponents, does not rely on punching power, and responded to issues raised by students.
Luke James | 1/9/2018

Push Up Training

Traditional pushups are beneficial for building upper body strength. They work the triceps, pectoral muscles, and shoulders. When done with proper form, they can also strengthen the lower back and core by engaging (pulling in) the abdominal muscles. Pushups are a fast and effective exercise for building strength.
Luke James | 22/8/2018

Benefits Of Squats

Squats Help Build Muscle. They don't just help you achieve wonderful, toned legs; they promote body-wide muscle building by creating an anabolic (muscle building) environment in the body. They work up your quadriceps, hamstrings, calves, abdominal muscles, lower back and your butt too.
Luke James | 6/8/2018

Adult Learners Week Free Self Defence Seminar 28/05/2005

Due to the success of the last Self Defence Seminar run at the Peabody Trust for the last Adult Learners Week in 2004, a second 3hr course was organised by the LSBU Academy Of Sport. The event was planned and booked 2 to 3 months in advance by a senior sports coordinator, with the recruitment of a sports ambassador. This was a free ‘unpaid event’ advertised and marketed around South London including Peackam, Elephant & Castle, and Bermonsdey.
Luke James | 28/6/2018

Tukido – Warm Up And Stretching Book Review

Hock Au Teh is a Chinese born in Malaysia who has trained many athletes and gymnasts. He played basket ball, badminton and soccer for his high school, and has studied a variety of martial arts including Thai Chi, Kung Fu, Karate and Taekwondo. He emigrated to Great Britain in 1970 to study at the Glasgow School Of Art and now lectures throughout Scotland. He was the chief instructor of Taekwondo in the UK from 1975 to 1978, and was also the chief instructor for the Scottish Taekwondo Association from 1979 to 1983. He formed his own system of Tukido: The Art Of Skillfull Combat in 1983
Luke James | 4/7/2017
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May 4 Week Self Defence Course 2019 (ESPA)
The May 4 Week Self Defence Course was held by the Eclectic Self Protection Association (ESPA) on the 4 tuesdays of May 2019 at Hornsey Town Hall in Crouch End. As with all of our ESP courses a national martketing campaign was released and we had a very good turnout.
Published by Luke James - 13/6/2019
What is Self Defence?
In essence, self-defence is about survival and our own natural instinct to stay alive and intact when attacked, and therefore indicates we want to do more damage to our assailant than they do to us.
Published by Luke James - 13/6/2019
Womens Self Defence Workshop 2019 (ESPA)
The Womens Self Defence Workshop was hosted by the Eclectic Self Protection Association (ESPA) and conducted at Hornsey Town Hall in Crouch End on Saturday the 26th January. After 2 months of electronic advertising and marketing the 3hr seminar became quickly booked. We had a fantastic turnout of women including mothers, their daughters and other teenagers.
Published by Luke James - 10/6/2019

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