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Grand-Master Sken Seminar 2022 : 15th Oct 2022.

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Bram-Arjarn Sken with Neil Holden, Chief-Instructor of the Wolf-Gym ( on the right ) and Craig-Booth, Senior-Instructor at the Wolf-Gym ( on the left ).

Brief Seminar Report by Neil Holden

On Saturday 15th October 2022, my teacher, Bram-Arjarn Sken, delivered his annual seminar at the Wolf-Gym.

This years seminar was quite special for me, as it coincided with the 30 year anniversary of being awarded my Instructor grade by Grand-Master Sken,
( 10th October 1992 ). A turning point in my life, that enabled me to have a
full-time career as a Martial Arts Instructor.

On the morning of the seminar I had a private training session with Grand-Master Sken. It was such a great feeling to be the Student again, working as hard as possible to impress the teacher. Concentrating on executing every technique as perfectly as possible. During the warm up we used the Octagon, practising Cage-Muay-Thai techniques and utilising lots of Clinch-Knee & Elbows while against the fence.

Later we moved from the Personal-Training Studio, into the Group-Class Studio, so that we could utilise the Multi-Level Bag rig. The different shapes of the various bags, allowing different techniques to be applied more realistically than using single Kickbag.

To finish off the session, as a cool down, I used the Dummy-bag, demonstrating not only Submissions skills, but Muay-Boran style grounded striking from various positions, such as Side-control, Knee-on-belly, Full-mount, Rear-mount and Bottom guard as well as Kick-offs and technical Stand-up.

Following the training, we had a break before the students arrived for the seminar. We used this time to discuss how the sport has developed over the years, and also in more recent times, especially with the popularity of
Cage-Muay-Thai, due to ONE Championship's global audience.

We also discussed how today's modern MMA-Striking, which utilises strikes while grounded as well as standing, is very much the same as traditional battlefield Muay-Boran.

The seminar for the Wolf-Gym members started at 11.30am, and lasted 90 minutes. Grand-Master Sken assessing the Shadow-Boxing skills of everyone during the warm up.

Then the seminar moved onto striking skills using the Thai-pads and some incredible combinations. Grand-Master Sken impressing everyone with his speed, movement and striking skills. His High-Kicks and Spinning-Kicks, leaving the students in awe. Grand-Master Sken moves like a person 50 years younger than his age. Very inspirational!

At the end of the seminar Bram-Arjarn Sken took time to give Craig Booth an award, in recognition of him completing more than 25 years as an Instructor. A very kind gesture, welcomed by everyone.

The whole day was a great success, and every member thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

We look forward to the next seminar in the near future.

Thank you Grand-Master Sken, my teacher, my mentor and my inspiration.

Photo’s - to follow :


Bram-Arjarn Sken, with a welcoming smile before the start of the 2022 seminar.





















































Craig Booth receiving an award of recognition by Bram-Arjarn Sken,
for 25 years served as a full-time professional Instructor.



Neil Holden, Craig Booth and Bram-Arjarn Sken.



The seminar ends, with a bow.

We bow to say Thank you to the teacher's, not just the teacher of the class, but to all of the teacher's throughout history, as without them, there would be no martial arts today.



Bram-Arjarn Sken, with the 2022 Seminar participants.



Bram-Arjarn Sken, with the Wolf-Gym's current team of Champions.

Left Side : Callum Pace, Gabriel Johnson, Kacper Sowiak,

Centre : Bram-Arjarn Sken,

Right Side : Kieron Bennett, Jake Saunders, Liam Rathbone.


Heath Holden, Bram-Arjarn Sken, Neil Holden & Guy Holden.


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