ESKA’s Black Belt Academy consists of specialised sessions which offer more advanced, off-syllabus training for our Black Belt members. These sessions cover a range of topics and aim to support the personal development of our Black Belts.
Black Belt Academy training sessions count towards your minimum lesson grading requirements and are included as part of your regular monthly membership. All sessions are held at The Dojo Norwich.
Please wear your Gi trousers and Black Belt Academy T-Shirt to each session.
|Monday 30th January 2023||7.30-8.30pm||Knife Awareness (Part 1)||An introduction to knife threats and attacks – all equipment will be provided for this session.|
|Thursday 23rd February 2023||7.30-8.30pm||Joint Locks and Joint Manipulation (Part 1)||Exploring common Joint Locks and Joint Manipulation that are found in our Kata and applying these to self-defense scenarios.|
|Monday 20th March 2023||7.30-8.30pm||Breakfalls and Throws (Nage Waza) (Part 1)||Learning the most popular Judo breakfalls and throws and how we can adapt them to our current training.|
|Thursday 27th April 2023||7.30-8.30pm||Ground Techniques (Part 1)||Developing ground techniques and applying these to self-defense scenarios.|
|Monday 22nd May 2023||7.30-8.30pm||Street Self-Defense and Personal Awareness (Part 1)||Being ‘switched on’ to the potential threats you may face and developing strategies to avoid them. Role play, studying strategies to deal with dangerous situations where there is no alternative but to defend yourself.|
|Thursday 22nd June 2023||7.30-8.30pm||Advanced Foot Sweeps (Ashi Barai) (Part 1)||Studying Kari Ashi (foot sweeps) / Joint attack takedowns / limb control takedowns.|
|Monday 31st July 2023||7.30-8.30pm||Knife Awareness (Part 2)||An introduction/recap of knife threats and attacks both heaven and earth grip – all equipment will be provided for this session.|
|Thursday 17th August 2023||7.30-8.30pm||Joint Locks and Manipulation (Part 2)||Revising common Joint Locks and Joint Manipulation that are found in our Senior Kata and introducing the counter escapes.|
|Monday 18th September 2023||7.30-8.30pm||Breakfalls and Throws (Nage Waza) (Part 2)||Recap on the most popular Judo breakfalls and throws and developing more advanced throws.|
|Thursday 12th October 2023||7.30-8.30pm||Ground Techniques (Part 2)||Developing ground techniques and applying these to self-defense scenarios.|
|Thursday 14th December 2023||7.30-8.30pm||Advanced Foot Sweeps (Ashi Barai) (Part 2)||Introducing foot sweeps and takedowns to your Dojo Kumite.|