Focus of the Week 02/25/2019
BJJ | Kickboxing | Muay Thai | Kids
2.25.2019 – 3.3.2019
- Low Level Double Leg Takedown – The double leg is a fundamental takedown in BJJ, and a movement that every practitioner should understand. From a proper wrestling stance, we will focus on changing our level and shooting on our opponent’s legs.
- Position – Closed Guard Bottom Technique – Front choke and scissor sweep from closed guard. – We will begin this week’s class by attacking the front choke from the closed guard. When our opponent moves to block our choke, we will switch to the scissors sweep.
- Drills: Push/pull stance drill, russian drill, arm drag drill, post drill, De la Riva to anaconda guard sweep, and smash pass to mount from the De la Riva
- Takedown: Hipthrow
- Ground: Attacking from Butterfly Guard
This week focus on setting up the russian tie, the push/pull wrestling stance drill, the arm drag drill, the hip throw, transitioning from DLR to anaconda guard, and passing the DLR with the smash pass to the mount. Please watch the video below for a detailed look at these drills. On the ground, we are studying how to attack from the butterfly guard using the hook sweep and the “take out the trash” sweep.
Kickboxing – Leg Kicks
This week in KB 1, we look at attacking the legs of our opponent, using the outside low kick and the inside low kick. These two kicks are designed to attack the lead leg of our opponent and cause damage, which in turn with slow our opponent down, and opens up another level of our offense (head, body, legs). We will also look at the basic defense for low kicks, by “checking,” and how to counter and return properly.
Muay Thai – Teep Defense and Counters
Last week we focused on the mechanics of our teeps and push kicks, this week we will look at the different ways to defend and counter them. Like all kicks, there are a number of defenses, which include: evading, intercepting, redirecting, and catching. We will drill all of these and look at which counters work best.
Kids – Attitude of Gratitude
This week we are going to talk about having an attitude of gratitude.
Once there were two kids. One of them spent a lot of time thinking about things that made him sad. The other spent a lot of time thinking about things that made him smile.
Which one is the happiest?
Which one would you like to have as a friend?
Poor is the person who spends a lot of time thinking about the things that aren’t right, or thinking about the things that they want, but don’t have.
Wealthy is the person who spends a lot of time having an “Attitude of Gratitude.”
Having an “Attitude of Gratitude” means that you think about whatever is lovely, admirable, excellent or praiseworthy. It is taking time to appreciate your life and all the things you have.
What are you grateful for in life?
- Warm Up – Front rolls, back rolls, hipping out, and break fall
- Standing – Jab, cross, step, and duck.
- BJJ – Guard Monster, Guard Hug, Guard Swim, Back Sweep, review Snake Bite
- Game – Hallway of Doom
- Explanation – For the striking portion of the class, we will focus on jabs, crosses, lateral footwork, and ducking. Make sure we are standing in a correct Muay Thai stance. On the ground, we will warm up with a game of Infection, and then teach Guard Monster. We will learn to use the Guard Hug and Guard Swim to keep ourselves protected on the bottom of the closed guard, and then move to the Back Sweep when our opponent stands up in their guard. Revisit Snake Bite if time allows.
Tigers – Whtie Belt
- Standing – Single Leg
- Ground – Knee Slice Position – Guard Top
Tigers – Advanced
- Standing – Grip Strip Double
- Ground – Knee to Elbow Position – Mount Bottom
- Congratulations to all of those who competed! Way to represent the Easton Squad! Lets keep crushing it, together!
Thoughts – Cleanliness
It is very important to make sure that we are all taking our cleanliness seriously. Make sure you are showering after training and washing and cleaning your equipment: gis, boxing gloves, shin pads etc. Not only is personal hygiene important for our health and the health of those around us, but it is also a matter of being considerate. Do not be the person that no one wants to train with.