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Focus of the Week (12/11/17)

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Martial Arts Technique Curriculum

Week of 12.11.2017 – 12.17.2017

BJJ

Fundamentals – undefined

  • 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

  • Drills: Uchi Mata
  • Takedown:
  • Ground: Headlock/Scarf-hold defense

This week we are learning how to defend the headlock and scarf-hold on the ground. Please watch the video below for a detailed look at all five essential escapes.

Video

Advanced

  • Drills: Uchi Mata
  • Ground: Headlock/Scarf-hold defense

Remember, all advanced classes start with a hard 25 minute drilling session. There are no videos yet, so please do your research before teaching class. Everyone teaching advanced curriculum should be familiar with these movements. On the ground, we are studying how to pass the open-guard. Focus on forcing half-guard and passing with the long-step, knee slice, and smash pass. Make sure there is at least 45 minutes of training in every advanced class.

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 – 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!

Thoughts

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

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