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Keeping the Savages at Bay
A Briefing on Weapon Retention
© 2017 James LaFond
MAY/5/17
Thanks to Sean Glass who directed this session. He told me when to cover what and triggered my muscle memory and then I would try to run my mouth in the manner of describing the principals.
The savage sub humans that assail you must not take your weapon.
More importantly you must not give them your weapon.
In combat, armed with a blunt weapon, the only number one priority is weapon retention—everything else is second. If you don’t have the weapon you are no in unarmed combat.
The principals of weapon retention are learned in training and in sparring and competition.
When practicing in the air or on a bag or past, always include weapon retention methods in your scenario. Every bag session is either straight conditioning or scenario based. All of your air stick work is scenario-based.
The counter march drill should be practiced:
1. Unarmed, guarding
2. Unarmed striking
3. In the guard
4. Striking
5. In the shoulder load
Notice that I often slide my left hand up by the side of my head. This is a boxing and MMA habit that is a must in stick fighting and dealing with blunt weapons. It will also help you keep from taking a neck or throat slash if he has a knife.
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Bob     May 12, 2017

Very instructive. Much appreciated.
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