Focus of the Week (2/19/18)
BJJ | Kickboxing | Muay Thai | CrossFit | Kids
Marital Arts Technique Curriculum
Week of 2.19.2018 – 2.25.2018
Fundamentals – undefined
- 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, Guillotine, Kimura – 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. If they leave their arm exposed, attack the kimura.
- Drills: Push/pull stance drill, russian drill, arm drag drill, double leg takedown, and De la Riva to anaconda guard to 1 leg X-guard
- Takedown: Double Leg Takedown
- Ground: Knee on Belly Escapes
Remember, all intermediate classes start with a hard drilling session. This week focus on setting up the russian tie, the push/pull wrestling stance drill, arm drag drill, the double leg takedown, and transitioning from DLR to anaconda guard to 1 leg X-guard. Please watch the video below for a detailed look at these drills. On the ground, we are studying escapes from knee on belly. Be sure to blend these escapes in with the DLR/anaconda/1 leg X-guard series as shown in the video. Finish class with positional training from side control/knee on belly.
- Drills: Guard pull to sleave and collar guard, triangle, armbar and omoplata drills..
- Ground: Attacking from the open guard.
Remember, all advanced classes start with a hard 25 minute drilling session. There are no videos yet, so please do your research before teaching class. Everyone teaching advanced curriculum should be familiar with these movements. On the ground, we are studying how to attack using the spider guard, the De La Riva gaurd and the inverted DLR. Make sure there is at least 45 minutes of training in every advanced class.
Kickboxing – Attacking the Body
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 – 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.
Our Community and Supporting Each Other:
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