Intermediate Problems: Student Case Study

Okay, I had to write this post because the incident itself left me so annoyed. The story comes from a student of mine and I absolutely had to turn this into a post because the learning opportunities were so present and obvious. This is an intermediate, maybe lower intermediate, problem, by the way: not knowing … Continue reading Intermediate Problems: Student Case Study

Q&A: What Should I Do If A Stranger Comes Into The Set?

I got an email from a student called Mr S. He was asking about what to do if a stranger comes into the set and how often it happens to me. Specifically if they are a white knight/cockblocker/virtue signaller/”concerned onlooker.” This is an expanded version of my reply to him (I rattled off an initial … Continue reading Q&A: What Should I Do If A Stranger Comes Into The Set?

Clapham Daygame Review

Recently I met with a student of mine to catch up in Clapham. As we walked around and chatted I thought about whether it would be good for Daygame. Just to confirm: I’m talking about the high street (i.e. Clapham North Station to Clapham Common Station) and the common itself (for American readers, that’s another … Continue reading Clapham Daygame Review

Teasing Up and Down (A Particularly American Problem)

Today I wanted to write a short post fleshing out a concept I mentioned in a recent Twitter thread on opening: https://twitter.com/thomascrownpua/status/1514170152153075713?s=20&t=wUFZxVBL7oMdTdguiu61mA I thought of this last year while winging with an American Daygamer. This seems to be a particular problem for Americans because their culture is much nicer - on the surface - than … Continue reading Teasing Up and Down (A Particularly American Problem)

Q&A: Should I Open Direct Or Indirect?

Should I open direct or indirect? I’m going for coaching soon but wanted to get out my second post of the week. I decided I’d cut a corner and self-promote at the same time, so here’s a snippet from my upcoming book (details here). https://twitter.com/thomascrownpua/status/1514572275135266816?s=20&t=htLPYjqXqQxElhhW-APBew ***** I often get asked “should I go direct or … Continue reading Q&A: Should I Open Direct Or Indirect?