Focus of the Week (2/5/18)
BJJ | Kickboxing | Muay Thai | CrossFit | Kids
Martial Arts Curriculum
Week of 2.5.2018 – 2.11.2018
Fundamentals – undefined
- 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: Push/pull stance drill, arm drag drill, sleeve and collar grip to single leg, and De la Riva to anaconda guard
- Takedown: Single leg
- Ground: Side Control Escapes
Remember, all intermediate classes start with a hard drilling session. This week focus on the push/pull wrestling stance drill, arm drag drill, sleeve and collar grip to single leg, and using the De la Riva guard to transition to the anaconda guard. Please watch the video below for a detailed look at these drills. Next, look at finishing the single leg with a standard dump and outside trip. Finally, get to the ground to practice attacking side control using the walk around armbar/kimura series, and the spin around armbar from knee on belly. Finish class with positional training from side control.
- 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 – Round Kicks
This week in Kickboxing, we focus on the most important and strongest strike in our arsenal: the round kick. This kick is widely regarded in combat sports as one of the most powerful and devastating strikes due to the sheer force and speed with which they can be thrown. Mechanics to develop a strong round kick are essential. We will focus on using our entire body and swinging our shin like a baseball bat in order to generate maximum force. The rear round kick, the lead leg switch kick, and learning how to throw these kicks for speed and balance will be the focus!
Muay Thai – Open Stance Fighting (Southpaw vs. Orthodox)
One of the most classic match ups in combat sports: orthodox vs southpaw. The majority of fighters prefer the orthodox stance, so it’s important to know how to face an opposite-stance fighter. Many tactics that normally work against an orthodox fighter will not work against a lefty! We will look at basic offensive strategies, basic defense, and countering the lefty attacks.
The Importance of Self-Awareness
A discrepancy between how you think you are perceived by others and how you are actually viewed exists in most of us. It is important to be aware of this discrepancy–at least in the abstract. We should all strive to be more self-aware, and pay closer attention to how our actions may affect and influence others. In doing so, we can aim to be better people in the world.