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Focus of the Week (1/2/17)

BJJ | Kickboxing | Muay Thai | CrossFit | Kids

1.9.2017 – 1.15.2017

BJJ

Fundamentals – Bear Hug Defense and Mount Attacks

  • Front Bear Hug Defense – This week we will focus on defending a bear hug from the front by fighting for double underhooks and then moving to the low back clinch position.
  • Mount Attacks – This week we are focusing on how to attack from the top of the mount. First, we must understand how to maintain the mount, and then we will look at a basic cross choke and armbar.

Intermediate – Overhook, Underhook, and Mount Escapes

  • Overhook and Underhook to Front Headlock – Both the overhook and underhook can be used to upset the balance of our opponent, and pull them into a front headlock position. From the front headlock we can guillotine, snap them down to all fours, or set up a single leg.
  • Mount Escapes – Understanding how to effectively escape from the bottom of the mount is paramount in BJJ. This week we will look at the buck and roll, a few variations of the knee to elbow, and also the Helio escape.

Kickboxing – Reloading, Posting, Framing, and Weight Distribution

One of the most fundamental principles of fighting is learning how to effectively use your weight to generate power in your strikes. This week, we will focus on transferring our weight properly between our lead leg and our rear leg while throwing strikes. We will also look at a technique called “reloading,” which allows us to throw the same-side strike two times in a row, with power. Once we learn to shift our weight properly, we will look at “posting” and “framing,” which are techniques used to control the opponent and create rhythm breaks in our attack patterns. These prove to be very useful and cause confusion to the opponent! Weight shifting will play a key role in your striking development, so pay attention this week and get some good repetitions in!

Muay Thai – Round Kick Offense

This week in Muay Thai we will drill the signature Muay Thai strike: the round kick. We will sharpen our speed and power on our kicks, look at different set ups and follow ups, and how to stay safe if our opponent traps our kick. A strong round kick is a staple of every Thai Boxer’s arsenal, so come get your reps in!

Thoughts

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