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Focus of the Week (8/8/16)

BJJ | Kickboxing | Muay Thai | CrossFit | Kids

8.8.2016 – 8.14.2016

BJJ

Fundamentals – Guillotine

  • Standing Guillotine Offense and Defense – When Professor Amal mentioned that there is only several ways that an attacker will typically attempt to grab you…this was one of the ways he was talking about. Even if someone doesn’t fully understand properly how to do one of these, they may still attempt to grab you in this position to control you, and or drop you on your head. In either case, knowing the escape is going to help you out tremendously.
  • Guillotine from Closed Guard – Guillotines everywhere this week! We will learn to hit this strangle from the closed guard, but it will certainly be available from most positions where their head is available as you get more proficient with it. There are many variations of this choke as well, so make sure you get in this week to learn the basic variation(s). That way, you’ll have a good guillotine foundation on which to build.

Intermediate – Single Leg and Reposition Guard

  • Single-Leg Takedown – This week we will be looking at our trusty single leg, and if time permits, our instructor will go over some different set ups or finishes for the single. Depending on which single variation you’re doing…the options are plenty!
  • Reposition Guard Drill – This drill is extremely important. When working your guard, it’s imperative to understand that people WILL be able to open the guard some times. When this happens, you’ll need to understand some principles to keep your guard from actually being passed. If you have a good road map here for where to go…you’ll be just fine!

Kickboxing – Teeps/Push Kicks

This week in kickboxing, we will focus on using the teep, which translates to “foot jab” in Thai. The teep is a versatile weapon that can be used for range finding, disruption, off-balance your opponent, or setting up another attack. We will look at the mechanics of this kick then explore the different uses of the teep!

Muay Thai – Leg Kick Defense and Counters

Last week we had leg kick offense and technique. This week we look at how to properly defend leg kicks and counter back. We will look at checking and returning as well as evading and returning. We will also go over strategy on now to negate a “kick-heavy” opponent and what we need to do to not get kicked in the legs!

Announcements

  • So many of the ETC students and coaches are involved with humanitarian events on a year round basis. Check with the front desk, or your coaches and professors to find out what they’re up to at your location. We’ve had everything over the last year from trips to Alabama to give back, to St. Baldrick’s campaigns, to pet adoptions! If you are involved in something already…let us know, so others can join you if they’d like!

Thoughts

He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.
-Epictetus

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