Focus of the Week (7/30/18)
BJJ | Kickboxing | Muay Thai | Kids
- Front Bear Hug Defense (Over or Under the Arms) – This week we will focus on defending a bear hug from the front by fighting for double underhooks and then moving to the side clinch position.
- Maintaining Mount and Front Chokes – This week we are focusing on how to attack from the top of the mount. First, we must understand how to maintain the mount, and then we will look at a basic cross choke.
- Drills: Rafa Steps to leg drag
- Takedown: Singe leg (dump and outside trip)
- Ground: Pass Guard knee in the middle
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 – Knees (Khao)
This week in Muay Thai, we will be focusing on the knees (Khao, in Thai) as our main weapon! Specifically focusing on the “long knee” and how we can use it against punching. We will also look at setting it up offensively with our own boxing and using our “march” to get in to knee range.
- Warm Up – Front rolls, back rolls, hipping out, and break fall
- Standing – Jab, cross,step, and duck
- BJJ – Crocodile Control, Super Base, Sneaky Mount, review Tackle the Giant
- Game –
- Explanation – For the striking portion of the class, we will focus on jabs, crosses, footwork, and ducking in a correct Muay Thai stance. On the ground, we will warm up with a game, and then teach Crocodile Control. Crocodile control teaches students how to hold side control and advance from side control to the mount.
Tigers – Whtie Belt
- Standing – Headlock defense from standingUnderstanding how to defend the headlock is key for self-defense. This week we will look at how to defend the standing headlock by tripping our opponent to the rear and transitioning to an armbar.
- Ground – Headlock defense on the groundIn order to properly defend ourselves, we must understand how to defend the headlock not only from standing, but also on the ground. This week we will look at a few escapes from the bottom of the headlock position, and finish by transitioning to an armbar.
Tigers – Advanced
- Standing – Snap down to go behindThe snap down to the go behind is a simple and effective way to get the fight to the mat. If time allows, we’ll show how to combine the snapdown with the double leg takedown.
- Ground – Maintaining and attacking the mountFrom the top of the mount, we’ll first review the basics of holding the position when on top. Then we’ll show the americana and the gift-wrap to the technical armbar.
Thoughts – Cleanliness
It is very important to make sure that we are all taking our cleanliness seriously. Make sure you are showering after training and washing and cleaning your equipment: gis, boxing gloves, shin pads etc. Not only is personal hygiene important for our health and the health of those around us, but it is also a matter of being considerate. Do not be the person that no one wants to train with.