I was a little tired and had a few bruises, but I felt great and was glad I spent the day training outside my comfort zone. I was able to identify some of my failure points and now know what I need to work on (consistent response to unknown contacts, strength, endurance, a set of usable clinch techniques).

I would recommend Mike and Josh of Paladin Combatives to those looking to add some diversity to their training resume. They are a new company and Josh is still gaining valuable teaching experience so they aren’t as polished as some trainers, but I actually found their “every man” approach refreshing. The fact that they asked for student feedback at the close of class and then took notes on the suggestions tells me that they won’t fall into the dogmatic staleness that some companies do. And that means that their next class will probably be even better than this one.