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Focus of the Week 7/20/15

BJJ | Kickboxing | Muay Thai | CrossFit | Kids

7.20.2015 – 7.26.2015

BJJ

Fundamentals – Guard Passing

  • Bear Hug from Behind – Over Arms – This is a common situation that takes place in self-defense scenarios. An attacker comes from behind, and grabs you in a bear hug (over the arms this week). This week, we’ll show you some great options for this situation.
  • Passing Closed Guard – Over the Leg – This is a skill you must practice to be able to move up the positional ladder. It is important to understand how to position yourself along with some other basic rules to stay safe from your opponent’s attacks. Once you’ve got that down and looked at passing under the leg (last week), it only makes sense to look at going over the leg next. That’s what we’ll be doing this week in fundamentals.

Intermediate – Escape Side Control

  • Low Double Leg – It’s always important to have a takedown or two that you can rely on to get the fight to the ground. If Jiu Jitsu is your bread and butter, you may want to ensure that you’re able to use it. The low double-leg is a great option for getting to the ground.
  • Escape Side Control – Pummel Series – Framing and pummeling are like two sides of the same coin. Together they help us keep from getting stuck under our partner’s weight. Pummeling is where we will focus again this week because there are several options that we are looking at from this position. Get in and get some reps!

Kickboxing – Low Kicks

The leg kick, or “low kick,” is one of the most fundamental and commonly used weapons in Kickboxing. Low kicks are designed to attack the legs of your opponent, which, over time, can cause your opponent to slow down significantly and reduce the power and speed of their offense and defense! The key to low kicks is finding the proper “angle of the attack,” as well as timing of the low kick. We must first distract the opponent with our strikes such as punches to the guard in order to successfully land the the low kick with power. We will go over the outside low kick as well as the inside low kick this week!

Fitness Challenge: Pulse Squats and Pulse Push-Ups

Muay Thai – Teeps/Push Kicks

This week we will focus on one of the longest weapons in the Muay Thai arsenal: the teep. We will study the mechnaics of the teep and push kick, as well as look at theory and practical uses for this weapon. Both of these weapons are designed to maintain/find distance, off balance an opponent or disrupt opponent’s attack, as a set up for other weapons, and used to close the distance as well. When we use these terms, we refer to the lead leg as the “teep,” and the rear leg strike as the “push kick.” Learn how to use this strike on offense as well as defense to control your space!

Kids – Good Self Control – Body Over Emotion

This week we’ll talk about controlling our bodies even when our emotions are high.

BJJ

  • Little Tigers – We’ll practice more snake bite mount escapes this week
  • Tigers – Testing Week
  • Advanced Tigers – Testing Week

Muay Thai

Testing Week

Announcements

  • Congrats to all of the ETC competitors that went out to the American Nationals in Las Vegas! The adults and the kids did amazing and brought home plenty of hardware. Keep up the good work team!!

Thoughts

The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter his house of wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.

Techniques

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