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Focus of the Week (10/30/17)

BJJ | Kickboxing | Muay Thai | CrossFit | Kids

Martial Arts Curriculum for the Week of 10.30.2017 – 11.5.2017

BJJ

Fundamentals – Guillotine, Fan Sweep, Kimura

  • Standing Guillotine Offense and Defense – The guillotine choke is a dangerous submission that can be employed from a variety of positions in BJJ. This week we will begin class by showing how to both attack and defend the guillotine from standing.
  • Fan Sweep, Guillotine, Kimura – When on the bottom of the closed guard, begin by breaking the posture of your opponent. When they regain posture, sit up with them up for a fan sweep. If your opponent drives into you as you try to sweep, attack the guillotine. If they leave their arm exposed, attack the kimura.

Intermediate – Drills, Side Clinch Trip, Bottom of Half Guard

  • Side Clinch – Remember, all intermediate classes start with a hard drilling session. Please watch the video below for a detailed look at these drills: Side clinch, frame escape, anaconda guard sweep.
  • Pummel from Bottom of Half Guard – On the ground, we are studying the pummel series from the bottom of the half-guard.

Kickboxing – 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 – Teep and Push Kick Offense

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.

Thoughts

Running and Reading: The Keys to Life

Whether you like Will Smith’s movies or not, he is a prime example of someone who dreams big, tolerates failure, and strives for greatness in everything he does. He once said that the keys to life are running and reading. When you’re running and you have that voice in your head that tells you it’s ok to quit. Your lungs hurt, your legs burn, and you think about how nice it would be to just give up….but you don’t. Once you learn to not listen to that voice when you’re running and working out, you will be able to apply that to other aspects of your life. Because not quitting is the key to achieving. Reading is important because any problem that you could ever encounter has already been dealt with by someone else, and documented. Be resourceful when answers are elusive. If you look hard enough, you can probably find it in a book. Learn from those before you. So even if you didn’t like The Fresh Prince, keep running and reading.

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