Focus of the Week (5/15/17)
BJJ | Kickboxing | Muay Thai | CrossFit | Kids
5.15.2017 – 5.21.2017
Fundamentals – Pummel
- Pummel to Low Back Clinch – Controlling the clinch is controlling the match. This is where we can learn to control and take our partner to the mat.
- Frame to Pummel Escape – Learning how to frame and pummel on bottom of side control is massively important. Keeping the elbows in tight and avoiding the head wrap will help you avoid getting submitted and having the partner on top advance. Keep in mind that next week we will add in escapes from headlocks on the ground. These movements all tie in together.
Intermediate – Drills, Side Clinch Trip, Passing Closed Guard
- Side clinch trip backwards – Remember, all intermediate classes start with a hard drilling session. This week focus on setting up the russian tie, the push/pull wrestling stance drill, the arm drag drill, post drill to the side clinch and tripping our opponent backwards, and transitioning from DLR to anaconda guard to 1 leg X-guard. Please watch the video below for a detailed look at these drills.
- Closed Guard Passing – On the ground, we are studying passing the closed guard. Students will stand in the closed guard controlling the sleeve, break the guard, and pass by forcing half guard and hugging the head of their opponent. Finish class with positional training from closed guard.
Kickboxing – Boxing and 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 – Leg Kick Offense and Strategy
This week, we will look at leg kick offense, set ups, and follow ups. Learning how to attack the opponent’s legs is a valuable tool that can slow the opponent down, take steam off their strikes, and set us up for a ton of nice follow ups. A hard leg kick is a staple of every good Thai Boxer’s arsenal, and on the other side, building up your legs to take leg kicks is key as well.
On the Importance of Taking Action
“Take action. Every story you’ve ever been connected with, every leader you have ever admired, every puny little thing that you have ever accomplished is the result of taking action. You have a choice: you can either be a passive victim of circumstance, or the active hero of your own life.” – Bradley Whitford