Focus of the Week (7/9/18)
BJJ | Kickboxing | Muay Thai | Kids
Martial Arts Curriculum
Week of 7.9.2018 – 7.15.2018
Fundamentals – Closed Guard Top
- Low-Level Single-Leg Takedown – We will start by having a mirrored stance with our partner. What we will do from here is feel out our distance from our partner. If our left foot is forward, we will start by dropping our level. From here we will step in with our left foot to the outside of our partner’s right leg. Clasp both palms together in a gable grip, and lift the partner’s leg high between our legs. From here there are multiple ways for us to finish. Make sure we take our partners down nice and easy, and make sure everyone is break falling!
- Passing Closed Guard – Under the Leg – Always posture up in the closed guard first. Make sure your spine is straight and you are looking fully upwards. From here we will set up our grips and step up and out on our left leg. It is important to note that when you open the partner’s legs, you must tuck your right elbow back toward yourself. If you leave your elbow in between the legs, you will be triangled! Once you pull your elbow back, step forward near the partner’s hip with your left leg. The right hand can push the partners left knee to the mat as you bring your right shin over to the other side of the partner’s inner thigh. Your left hand should also be under the partner’s leg and going with a thumb-in grip on the far side lapel. From here you are going to pressure directly forward and slowly shrug your left shoulder to pass the guard.
- Drills: Torreando
- Takedown: Uchi Mata
- Ground: Back Escape
Kickboxing – Boxing
This week in Kickboxing L1, we will be focusing on the “Sweet Science!” We will examine the similarities and the differences between traditional boxing and boxing for Kickboxing/Muay Thai. Let’s work on getting a mean jab this week!
Muay Thai – Boxing
This week in Muay Thai, we will focus on the Sweet Science of Boxing! However, boxing in Muay Thai is very different than traditional boxing. We will examine some of the differences between the two, and how to better use our punching in Muay Thai to allow us to employ our other weapons successfully.
Kids Mat Chat – Attitude of Gratitude
This week we are going to talk about having an attitude of gratitude.
Questions for kids:
1. What does it mean to have a good attitude?
2. Why is it important to have a good attitude?
3. Can you give me an example of having a good attitude?
- Little Tigers –
Warm Up: Front rolls, back rolls, hipping out, and break fallStanding Technique: Jab, cross, and knee
BJJ Technique: Crazy Horse, review Bulldozer and Spider Kid
For the striking portion of the class, we will focus on throwing a basic jab, cross, vertical rear knee combination. Make sure the students are standing in a correct Muay Thai stance. On the ground, we will play the Crazy Horse game, which teaches students to spin to the back of a turtled opponent. Revisit the Spider Kid and Bulldozer techniques if time allows.
- Tigers –
The hip throw is effective for both sport BJJ and self-defense. Whenever you are able to effectively use the power and leverage in your throw, it will be difficult for most people to stop.
Maintaining side control and advancing to the mount
Maintaining side control long enough to effectively advance to mount or to apply a submission requires a great deal of understanding. This week we will go over some ways to control your opponent in side control, as well as a few ways to advance to mount.
- Advanced Tigers –
StandingArm drag to side clinch
This week we will use the armdrag to set up the side clinch and take our partner down forwards to their hands and knees
Defending the back
Reviw defending the back using the safe-side escape, and then show the risky side escape.
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