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Focus of the Week (9/19/16)

BJJ | Kickboxing | Muay Thai | CrossFit | Kids

9.19.2016 – 9.25.2016

BJJ

Fundamentals – Foot Sweep and Mount Escape

  • Foot Sweep – The secret to a good foot sweep is timing. You want to sweep out the opponent’s foot a split second before they commit their weight. Their brain has told them that it’s safe to put their full weight down, but if you’ve done your sweep correctly, their foot isn’t there for them. The effect is like walking with your eyes closed and then stepping on a banana peel or into a hole.
  • Knee to Elbow – Last week I said that we would be adding another layer to your understanding of mount escapes. This week we look at what to do when your opponent has a great base and attempting the buck and roll isn’t working or doesn’t seem like a good idea. That is when we will switch to the knee to elbow escape and employ a different strategy. One that is very difficult to stop once you get the hang of it.

Intermediate – Mount Attacks and Sprawl

  • Mount Attacks – We spent a decent amount of time looking at mount maintenance for the last couple of weeks. Now we will be looking at a couple of attacks that flow together nicely from this position. The collar choke, and the Armbar when they defend. Enjoy it while you can, because after these two weeks, we’ll be looking at mount escapes again!
  • Sprawls – A sprawl is a method of stopping/blocking a takedown by utilizing the downward force of your hips as you throw your legs backwards, away from your opponent’s reach. It is done in response to certain takedowns, such as a double-leg or a single-leg takedown. Once the sprawl has been effective, it is usually fairly easy for the top person to attack after they’ve stopped the shot.

Kickboxing – Body Punching

This week in kickboxing, we look at the art of attacking the body. Learning how to properly punch your opponent’s midsection can add a new level to your offense! We will work on level changes, setting up the body shots, and proper follow ups after we land a devastating body punch.

Muay Thai – Shifting

This week in Muay Thai, we look at the art of “shifting.” Shifting is changing directions,
and stance, at the same time, based on the movement of our opponents. We will look at linear and lateral shifts this week, and how to stay in position if we are pressing forward or if we are retreating to make space!

Announcements

  • Don’t forget to tell a friend to come in and train with you! You’ll get 10% off for the entire time that they are a member. Bring enough friends, and you’ll train for free…and have your friends training and enjoying the ETC community with you.

Thoughts

A little progress each day adds up to big results!

Techniques

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