Focus of the Week (10/2/17)
BJJ | Kickboxing | Muay Thai | CrossFit | Kids
Martial Arts Curriculum
Week of 10.2.2017 – 10.8.2017
Fundamentals – Bear Hug Defense and Side Control Attacks
- Defending Bear Hug from Behind (Under Arms) – 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.
- Maintain Side Control and Attack the Arm – 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 – Drills, Double-Leg, and Attacks from Closed Guard
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 – Round Kick Offense and Strategy
The most commonly recognized weapon in Muay Thai is the round kick. What differentiates the round kick in Thai Boxing from other martial arts (karate, taekwondo) is the intent thrown behind the kick. The goal of the Muay Thai roundkick is to kick THROUGH your opponent, not just TO the opponent! Think of throwing a round kick like swinging a baseball bat, you must turn your entire body into the swing in order to generate force. Same thing with the round kick! Full power every time!
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 who you will benefit from.