Focus of the Week (5/1/17)
BJJ | Kickboxing | Muay Thai | CrossFit | Kids
4.31.2017 – 5.7.2017
Fundamentals – Osoto Gari and Escaping Mount
- Osoto Gari – This week we will focus on the classical right-handed osotogari, where tori steps next to uke with his left leg and reaps uke’s right leg (at the back of the thigh) with his right leg.
- Mount Escape – Buck and Roll and Knee to Elbow – Understanding how to effectively escape from the bottom of the mount is paramount in BJJ. This week we will focus on the buck and roll escape, and show how to combine the knee to elbow escape with the buck and roll.
Intermediate – Chop Down Arms to Double Leg and Closed Guard Pendulum Series
- Chop Down Arms to Double Leg –
- Pendulum Series from Closed Guard – This week focus on setting up the Russian tie, the push/pull wrestling stance drill, the arm drag drill, setting up double leg takedown by chopping down on the arms, and transitioning from DLR to anaconda guard to 1 leg X-guard. Please watch the video below for a detailed look at these drills. On the ground, we are studying the pendulum series from the closed guard. Begin with the pendulum movement drill, then show the pendulum armbar, and finally show the pendulum sweep. Finish class with positional training from closed guard.
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 – Ognjen Topic Seminar Review
This week in Muay Thai, we will spend our time reviewing the material from the Ognjen Topic seminar. Bring any questions you have from the seminar and we will do our best to answer them! If you did not make it to the seminar, you will still be able to get some insight into the material based off what we do in class this week!
Motivation vs. Dedication
It’s important to know the difference between motivation and dedication. Motivation is great, but it’s a very temporary feeling. Everyone, at some point in their lives is motivated to do something. All of you, if you are newer, are probably motivated right now to be here. Dedication, on the other hand, is different. It is a deep-seated promise we silently make to ourselves. It’s a promise that sometimes is hard to keep, but that is why people who are successful are always dedicated. To be dedicated means to keep pursuing your goal even when you are no longer motivated. The days when you’re tired, or it’s raining out, and the last thing you want to do is come in here and train, that is where dedication separates itself from motivation. I challenge everyone in here to make that promise to yourself, and to live a healthier and more rewarding life because of it.