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Focus of the Week (3/6/17)

BJJ | Kickboxing | Muay Thai | CrossFit | Kids

3.6.2017 – 3.12.2017

BJJ

Fundamentals – Maintaining and Attacking the Back, Dragging Rear Naked Choke

  • Dragging Rear Naked Choke – The dragging rear naked choke is a perfect way to subdue a potentially dangerous opponent from behind. We will be practicing how to take our partner down and secure the choke, making sure to keep ourselves safe in the process.
  • Maintaining and Attacking the Back – The back is one of the most dominant positions in BJJ. It is imperative that we first learn to maintain and control the back position before moving on to attacking a series of submissions.

Intermediate –

  • Arm Drag to Double-Leg Takedown – Setting up the double leg with the arm drag is a simple and effective way to take the fight to the mat.
  • Knee on Belly – Knee on belly is a dynamic and effective way to attack from side control. This week we will focus on basic movement from this position, as well as some simple chokes.

Kickboxing – Round Kicks

This week in Kickboxing, we focus on the most important and strongest strike in our arsenal: the round kick. This kick is widely regarded in combat sports as one of the most powerful and devastating strikes due to the sheer force and speed with which they can be thrown. Mechanics to develop a strong round kick are essential. We will focus on using our entire body and swinging our shin like a baseball bat in order to generate maximum force. The rear round kick, the lead leg switch kick, and learning how to throw these kicks for speed and balance will be the focus!

Muay Thai – Southpaw vs. Orthodox

This week in Muay Thai, we will shift our focus to “open stance fighting,” or lefty vs righty. There are certain techniques and weapons that work great against righty vs righty, but don’t work at all against lefties, so we are going to work on “controlling the lead side” and setting up our power shots and high percentage weapons against left-handed fighters!

Thoughts

Character is How You Treat Those Who Can Do Nothing for You

There is a meme floating around that says “Character is how you treat those who can do nothing for you.” I think this is a very important theme in life. Learn how to be good to everyone and not just those from whom you can benefit.

Techniques

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