Focus of the Week 03/11/19
BJJ | Kickboxing | Muay Thai | Kids
3.11.2019 – 3.17.2019
- Drills: Push/pull stance drill, russian drill, arm drag drill, post drill, and De la Riva to anaconda guard to 1 leg X-guard sweep
- Takedown: Walking Renzo Hip Throw
- Ground: Knee to Elbow Escape
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 – Round Kick Defense and Counters
Last week, round kick offense. This week, round kick defense. Now we learn how to defend against a strong kicker. There are a number of ways to defend and counter a round kick, depending on the scenario. We will look at blocking, checking, catching, evading, and intercepting. All of these are important, so come get your reps in!
Kids – Being Loyal to Those Not Present
This week we are going to talk about being loyal to those who are not around us.
Loyalty is one of the most important qualities we can have. It means being true to your
family, friends and others, even when they are not present. Loyalty means to never speak
badly about someone, because it is the wrong thing to do and it will certainly get back to the
person you are talking about.
- Warm Up – Front rolls, back rolls, hipping out, and break fall
- Standing – Jab, cross, and knee
- BJJ – Crazy Legs, review Guard Monster
- Game – Tunnel Dodgeball
- Explanation – For the striking portion of the class, we will focus on jabs, crosses, and knees. 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 Crazy Legs. Crazy Legs teaches us to pass the guard using a basic bullfighter pass. Revisit Guard Monster if time allows.
Tigers – Whtie Belt
- Standing – Double Leg Low Level
- Ground – Triangle
Position – Closed Guard Bottom
Tigers – Advanced
- Standing – Arm Drag to Back
- Ground – De la Riva to Hook Sweep
Position – Guard Bottom
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.