Focus of the Week (2/20/17)
BJJ | Kickboxing | Muay Thai | CrossFit | Kids
2.20.2017 – 2.26.2017
Fundamentals – Bear Hug Defense and Side Control
- Defending Bear Hug from Behind – Last week we looked at how to get out of the bear hug if our partner is grabbing over our arms. This week we will be looking at how to escapes the bear hug if our partner is grabbing us under our arms. Because we a more free to use our arms in this position it makes fighting it off slightly easier. We will look at how to use our hands and hip position to break their grips, and escape to a superior position.
- Side Control Attacks – When you have someone in side control your top priority is always to maintain the position. Even if you are naturally small superior body position will make you feel very heavy. Once we all learn some basic strategies to maintain the position, we will start looking at isolating the far side arm to attack the americana, straight armbar, and kimura.
Intermediate – Hip Throw and Back Defense
- Hip Throw – The hip throw is a staple in BJJ, Judo, and wrestling. Focus on setting up proper footwork and getting your hips in position to execute this throw.
- Back Defense – Like Wu Tang says, always protect your neck. Defending the back is all about preventing the submission, and then escaping to a neutral or preferably dominant position.
Kickboxing – Leg Kicks
This week in KB 1, we look at attacking the legs of our opponent, using the outside low kick and the inside low kick. These two kicks are designed to attack the lead leg of our opponent and cause damage, which in turn with slow our opponent down, and opens up another level of our offense (head, body, legs). We will also look at the basic defense for low kicks, by “checking,” and how to counter and return properly.
Muay Thai – Teeps and Straight-Line Kicks
This week in Muay Thai, 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 it, especially for distance and balance manipulation.
It is very important to make sure that we are all taking our cleanliness seriously. Make sure you are showering after training and washing and cleaning your equipment: gis, boxing gloves, shin pads etc. Not only is personal hygiene important for our health and the health of those around us, but it is also a matter of being considerate. Do not be the person that no one wants to train with.