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Yellow Snr 4-3-18
Gold Snr 27-2-19
Orange Snr 30-10-19
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Overall: As usual great syllabus knowledge Platon! Nice body movement
and blocks from white to yellow senior. However your blocks on gold, gold
senior and orange weren’t correct - remember how you block your back
fist and that you must keep your hands closed! The reason we block is to
completely move those punches/ kicks in the opposite direction so always
need a strong block to do that - Below I’ll go through what you can do to
improve next time…
Your gold belt block was from a back fist so use a double forearm block in
future, in your video you used an open hand catch sort of thing. Your gold
senior block was fine but your hands were fully open to keep them closed!
Orange again you need a double forearm block to block a backfist,
catching it with your hand is a very risky business and most likely won’t
work in real life!
On your orange senior your block was much better with a closed fist, but
don’t hold onto anything, remove contact as soon as possible and counter
attack. Your green was very good! Lovely explanation, step forward and
very nice counter attack.
I’m passing you as I’ve seen you do those double forearm blocks and
others very well in class, and I’m very impressed with your syllabus
knowledge and memory of all your defence drills given the circumstances.
My comments might seem harsh but as you move up the ranks instructors
will get more picky as students begin make less obvious mistakes like you
might’ve as a white belt, and more little ones. Well done for
communicating with me and uploading all your videos to youtube. Good
job to mum too she did some nice kicks!
Overall I’m pleased, keep it up and hope you’re enjoying the videos!
Green Tag Test 28-3-20
Overall: Very detailed explanation and follow
through, you’ve shown fantastic syllabus
knowledge Platon! I definitely see potential
for an assistant instructor in the future, just
be careful when using phrases like ‘knee
them as much as you want’ in your
explanations as we are a self-defence school
so must be clear on when to stop striking -
otherwise we risk becoming the attacker! All
your techniques were spot on with all the
details included, you didn’t miss a beat! I’d
like to see you take it to the next level now
with some more advanced takedowns like a
figure of four, head twist, head roll and so
on. Enjoyed your use of props to represent
the weapons, wish I had a lightsaber! Overall
very impressed Platon, keep it up!
Blue Tag Test (part) 22-5-20