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Focus of the Week (3/14/16)

BJJ | Kickboxing | Muay Thai | CrossFit | Kids

3.14.2016 – 3.20.2016

BJJ

Fundamentals – Bear Hug Defense and Side Control

  • Rear Bear Hug Defense – There are really only a few ways that people will try to grab you and hold you. This is one of them. We will look at handling the rear bear hug when the attacker grabs you under your arms, as well as when they bear hug over your arms.
  • Attack Side Control – Position, Control, Submission. This is the general template I like to follow. This week we will be utilizing the understanding of the position and control that we learned last week, to set up the submissions we are learning this week. This triple attack should be part of every competent BJJ player’s game! Don’t miss it!

Intermediate – Double Leg and Guard Passing

  • Basic Double-Leg – One of our staple take downs being revisited here. We look at a few takedowns and repeat them throughout the curriculum. This gives you an opportunity to keep improving at them instead of just getting a quick look and then not seeing it again for 16 weeks. This double is a must have for your takedown arsenal!
  • Guard Passing Over and Under – Standing to Pass – Most would agree that the best way to pass the guard whenever possible, is to stand. This gives you a better chance to pass without falling into your opponent’s traps because it immediately negates a good deal of their offense. We’ll be looking at standing to open the guard, then using some concepts we’ve seen before to complete the pass.

Kickboxing – Reloading, Posting, and Framing

This week in Kickboxing, we start back at the beginning of the curriculum and focus on weight distribution and transferring from our lead leg to our rear leg, and vice versa. We will look at breaking the standard rhythm of “left-right-left” to “left-left-right,” in order to confuse the opponent and keep them guessing. We will use techniques called “reloading,” “posting,” and “framing” to help break the rhythm and shift our weight to the proper position!

Muay Thai – Leg Kicks

This week, we will look at leg kick offense, set ups, follow ups, and defense. Learning how to attack the opponent’s legs is a valuable tool that can slow the opponent down, take steam off their strikes, and set us up for a ton of nice follow ups. A hard leg kick is a staple of every good Thai Boxer’s arsenal, and on the other side, building up your legs to take leg kicks is key as well.

Announcements

  • Pan Ams are coming up this weekend! We have a bunch of competitors headed to California to compete, wish them luck!
  • It is still competition season, so make sure you’re tracking what’s coming up, and what training is available to get you ready. There are small group privates, and competition training going on at pretty much every ETC location, so get on board and get some!!

Thoughts

All that we are is the result of what we have thought: it is founded on our thoughts and made up of our thoughts. If a man speak or act with an evil thought, suffering follows him as the wheel follows the hoof of the beast that draws the wagon…. If a man speak or act with a good thought, happiness follows him like a shadow that never leaves him.

Gautama Buddha

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