Focus of the Week (10/8/18)
BJJ | Kickboxing | Muay Thai | Kids
10.8.2018 – 10.14.2018
- 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 to Guillotine Combo 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.
- Drills: Split the middle (knee slice)
- Takedown: Front Headlock/Sprawl
- Ground: Gift Wrap from Mount (Take Back, Armbar)
Kickboxing – Teeps/Push Kicks
This week in kickboxing, 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 the teep!
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!
Kids – Playground Manners and Being a Good Leader
This week we are going to talk about being a good, strong-on-the-inside leader. At recess or on the playground, are you a leader or a follower? Are you a good guy or a mean person?
It takes someone who is strong-on-the-inside to share or let others go first. It is a good leader who gives praise for a good effort, or who only says nice things about others. It is a mean person who talks bad, puts others down, or teases others when they mess up.
- 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 – Double Leg
- Ground – 2-on-1 Closed Guard Pass to Torreando
Tigers – Advanced
- Standing – Underhook to Front Headlock
- Ground – Back Attack – Collar Chokes
Thoughts – Motivation vs. Dedication
It’s important to know the difference between motivation and dedication. Motivation is great, but it’s a very temporary feeling. Everyone, at some point in their lives is motivated to do something. All of you, if you are newer, are probably motivated right now to be here. Dedication, on the other hand, is different. It is a deep-seated promise we silently make to ourselves. It’s a promise that sometimes is hard to keep, but that is why people who are successful are always dedicated. To be dedicated means to keep pursuing your goal even when you are no longer motivated. The days when you’re tired, or it’s raining out, and the last thing you want to do is come in here and train, that is where dedication separates itself from motivation. I challenge everyone in here to make that promise to yourself, and to live a healthier and more rewarding life because of it.