Focus of the Week (8/13/18)
BJJ | Kickboxing | Muay Thai | Kids
- Headlock Defense – We touched on these techniques a few weeks ago, but this week we will go straight to the ground and look at using the pendulum, hooking the leg to push, then pull, hooking the head and turning to all fours in order to defend the headlock on the ground. Don’t despair; the above video will make this easy to understand.
- Drills: Double leg, frame escape, anaconda guard sweep, leg drag drill
- Takedown: Double Leg Takedown
- Ground: Closed Guard Attacks
Remember, all intermediate classes start with a hard drilling session. Please watch the video below for a detailed look at these drills. On the ground, we are studying how to attack from the bottom of the closed guard using the flower sweep and the fan sweep
Kickboxing – Teeps and 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 – Introduction to Clinch
This week we will focus on “Zone 1” attacks and clinch work. As we all know, clinch and grappling on the inside is an entirely separate game from punching and kicking at longer range. We will go over the fundamentals of clinch and positioning, as well as the basic offense, defense, and throws from the clinch. Don’t forget to take off your jewelry and take our your piercings before class this week. Also, it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to bring a towel to dry off or a spare ranked shirt with you to class!
- Warm Up – Front rolls, back rolls, hipping out, break fall
- Standing – Jab, cross, knee.
- BJJ – Base Battle and Crocodile Control.
- Game – Sumo
- 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 Base Battle, teaching the students to stand with a good base and resist being pulled and pushed. Then play Sumo Wrestling, a game where students stand in a circle and must try to push or pull their opponent out of the ring.
Tigers – Whtie Belt
- Standing – Headlock Defense
- Ground – Headlock Defense from the ground – We touched on these techniques a few weeks ago, but this week we will go straight to the ground and look at using the pendulum, hooking the leg to push, then pull, hooking the head and turning to all fours in order to defend the headlock on the ground.
Tigers – Advanced
- Standing – Snapdown to Go Behind – The snapdown to the go behind is a simple and effective way to get the fight to the mat. Students will learn how to pull their opponent to all fours using the snapdown, and then spin to the back for a submission.
- Ground – Maintaining Mount – From the top of the mount, we’ll first review the basics of holding the position when on top. Then we’ll review the americana and the gift wrap to the technical armbar, and then show the back take from the gift wrap
Thoughts – Character is How You Treat Those Who Can Do Nothing For You
There is a meme floating around that says “Character is how you treat those who can do nothing for you.” I think this is a very important theme in life. Learn how to be good to everyone and not just those who you will benefit from.