Focus of the Week (10/1/18)
BJJ | Kickboxing | Muay Thai | Kids
9.31.2018 – 10.7.2018
- Rear Naked Choke Defense – Last week, we looked at using the RNC to control our opponent, take them to the ground and finish the attack. This week we will be learning how to defend the rear naked choke on our feet.
- Back Escape – Risky Side – Last week we focused on attacking the back, and this week we will focus on escaping the back.
- Drills: Split the Middle (Smash)
- Takedown: Guard Pull
- Ground: Massa Pao
Kickboxing – Elbows (Sok)
This week in kickboxing, we will go over the short-range weapon in the elbow. The elbow can be used to “cut” or “spear” the opponent, depending on how you throw it. We will look at proper elbow technique and then how to properly set our elbows up and cover distance from punch range to elbow range.
Muay Thai – Teep/Push Kick Defense and Counters
Last week we focused on the mechanics of our teeps and push kicks, this week we will look at the different ways to defend and counter them. Like all kicks, there are a number of defenses, which include: evading, intercepting, redirecting, and catching. We will drill all of these and look at which counters work best.
- Warm Up – Front rolls, back rolls, hipping out, and break fall
- Standing – Jab, cross, knee
- BJJ – Crazy Legs, Guard Monster
- Game – Tunnel Dodgeball
- Explanation – For the striking portion of the class, we will focus on jabs, crosses, and knees. On the ground, we will warm up with a game of Infection, and then teach Crazy Legs. Crazy Legs teaches students to pass the guard using a basic bullfighter pass. Revisit Guard Monster if time allows.
Tigers – Whtie Belt
- Standing – Stop Hands
- Ground – Guard Bottom – Fan Sweep
Tigers – Advanced
- Standing – Underhook to Front headlock
- Ground – Back attack – collar chokes
Thoughts – Don’t Compare Yourself to Others
“Comparison is the thief of joy.” – Theodore Roosevelt
Comparing your progress to that of others is a fruitless venture that inevitably leads to discouragement. Try instead to set realistic goals for yourself both in BJJ and in life, and then seek to accomplish them. Strive to be the best version of yourself that you can be, because ultimately that is all you can do.