WTBA Combat Week. 
Bringing us back to the roots of the Erle Montaigue System. 
Location Cardiff UK.
Dates: July 23rd-28th 2023.
Cost: Free

Are you ready willing and able?
This is an invite only event, I will be mainly inviting my most loyal and trusted student who I feel will be up to the task.
But please note that I have a lot of students! So maybe I missed your name in the invite list, or maybe I've not trained with
you much and I don't know how tough you are.
So, if you did not get an invite, but feel you should be there, please get in touch with me, but do not get offended if you're
turned down, as this week will require a certain level of skill, fitness and toughness.
You Will get hit, this does not mean we will go full contact, safety is paramount,
but at least have to be ok with taking a light punch to the face through a glove or headgear.

We will be starting from the basics, and going through as much as we can within the week.

The training week will be free of charge, you will only have to pay for your food and accommodation etc.

No Forms, no Push Hands, no San Sau's, this is Combat Week!
These things do not teach you how to fight, they teach you structure, flow, power etc, so of course they are super important to your training, but no matter how much you train these on their own, you will not know how to fight. Kind of like if a Boxer only did their drills, speed ball, heavy bag, foot work etc, but never actually sparred with someone who wants to hit them, what would happen to them in the ring? 
We will start with a warm up each morning, then we will work through the Foundations of Combat from the
Erle Montaigue System, a break for lunch, then a cool down stretch and Qigong to finish.
Only simple practical fighting methods will be taught, no fancy form type applications,
the stuff that works to get you out of trouble.

We will cover all basic attacks.
Untrained big thug, non-technical street fighter, multiple opponents, grapplers,
boxers, kickers, including something that's not often trained in the WTBA, fighting from the ground!
We will have mats, throws and take downs will be covered, fighting from the ground will be for self-defence, you
will not be learning how to apply submission holds, unless to help your partner learn how to get out of them.
Fighting on the grounds means getting back to your feet as soon as possible in a street fight.

I have several students who practice BJJ and Muay for example, I'm hoping to have at least a
few people who have trained in these other styles, so each person can get a feel for defending against different skill types.

I am making this week free of charge, 
Since I want to make sure everyone can come, to kick start wtba combat roots!

This will be the kick starter for The WTBA to get back to its roots!
Back to focusing on truly learning how to fight, since for about the last 30 years, we have been floating away from real combat, focusing more on drills and forms. 
Back in the 80's the wtba was rough! The only way learning how to fight should be. 


How rough will it be?
Check out this video for an in depth explanation. 
In short though, it's as rough as you want it to be. 

But don't worry!
My usual camps and workshop will still have all the same form work and Qigong we've always had,
I will not be forgetting the balance of the art.

Cost.
The only cost you will incur regarding training is that you will need to buy certain training equipment
if you do not already have what you will need.
You will be given a list of what will be needed to follow the training and should cost around £45

The gear you will need.

Please make sure you get ready for this!
You don't want to pull a muscle on day one and then not be able to keep training.
The training will be rough, you've got plenty of time, get on your kick bag, push ups, pull ups, whatever you can to make sure you're up to it. If you have a training partner, then go through anything you know.

Daily Schedule:
8:30am Warm up. 
9am Training. 
12pm Lunch. 
2pm Training. 
5pm Cool down. 
5:30 Finish. 

Location:
Ultimate Fitness Centre.
11 Penlline St,
Cardiff CF24 3BD,

Hotel Recommendations.
If you are coming alone but would like to keep the cost down, you can get paired up with another student to share a room.
Please let me know if you would like to be paired up.
I’ll try are pair you with someone of the same gender and someone you know.

Best Price.

ZIP by Premier Inn Cardiff.
40 minutes’ walk or 20 minutes bus to venue.
Small rooms, small prices. Basically brilliant.
As little as £190 for 6 nights. You can also split the cost into two people, as a double or twin.
https://www.premierinn.com/gb/en/hotels/wales/glamorgan/cardiff/zip-cardiff.html

Best Location, plus still one of the cheapest full sized hotels.
Premier Inn Cardiff City Centre (Queen Street) hotel.
15 minutes’ walk or 7 minutes bus to venue.
Around £446 for a twin room, or £422 for a double. You can also split the cost into two people.
https://www.premierinn.com/gb/en/hotels/wales/glamorgan/cardiff/cardiff-city-centre-queen-street.html

Best for triple share.
Travelodge Cardiff Central Queen Street.
If you are three people wanting to share a room,
Travelodge allows three in a room, however they only have double beds, plus extra fold out beds, maybe not super comfortable. The room would have one double bed and up to two of these fold out extra beds.
Cost is around £540 for 6 nights, split into three people.
18 minutes’ walk or 11 minutes bus to venue.
https://www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/504/Cardiff-Central-Queen-Street-hotel?checkIn=08/11/22&checkOut=09/11/22&rooms%5B0%5D%5Badults%5D=1&rooms%5B0%5D%5Bchildren%5D=0

There are loads of other hotels you could stay at if you prefer to look for yourselves. 


Any questions please let me know.

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