Focus of the Week (9/24/18)
BJJ | Kickboxing | Muay Thai | Kids
- Dragging Rear Naked Choke – The dragging rear naked choke is a perfect way to subdue a potentially dangerous opponent from behind. We will be practicing how to take our partner down and secure the choke, making sure to keep ourselves safe in the process.
- Maintaining and Attacking the Back – The back is one of the most dominant positions in BJJ. It is imperative that we first learn to maintain and control the back position before moving on to attacking a series of submissions.
- Drills: Split the Middle (Smash)
- Takedown: Guard Pull
- Ground: Massa Pao Armbar and Sweep
Kickboxing – Boxing
This week we continue our focus of boxing! There are so many aspects of traditional boxing that translate well to kickboxing, so we will explore some of these concepts this week. Varying our speed and power punches, attacking the head and the body, and staying behind our jab are just a few we will go over!
Muay Thai – Teep and Push Kick Offense
This week in Muay Thai, 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 it, especially for distance and balance manipulation.
Kids – Polite Greeting
This week we are going to talk about the value of a polite greeting. It was once said, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.”
- Warm Up – Front rolls, back rolls, hipping out, 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. We’ll revisit Guard Monster if time allows.
Tigers – Whtie Belt
- Standing – Front Bear Hug Defense
- Ground – Top of Side Control – Americana
Tigers – Advanced
- Standing – Underhook to Side Clinch (split middle)
- Ground – Top of Side Control – Kimura
Thoughts – We Are a Diverse Group; Please Be Respectful of Others
The Easton Community is a diverse group, and that is something we are proud of. We are a place for everyone to train and grow as individuals. We are a sanctuary and a second home to our members. Always remember this, and remember the impact you have on others. The things you say, the things you do, and the way you talk to others all have an impact on our community. Please make sure that you are having a positive impact and going out of your way to make feel people welcome. This includes: not using foul language, not making jokes at the expense of others, and always making sure we are mindful of others’ feelings. If you see someone not acting in accordance with our values, do not chastise them, but rather kindly let them know that their behavior needs improvement. Be tactful, be kind and represent who we are well.