Focus of the Week 03/25/2019
BJJ | Kickboxing | Muay Thai | Kids
3.25.2019 – 3.31.2019
- Drills: Guard pull to anaconda guard sweep, smash pass to mount, knee slide to side control, side control to mount
- Takedown: Guard Pull
- Ground: Attacking the Mount
Guard pull to anaconda guard sweep, smash pass to mount, knee slide to side control, side control to mount. On the ground, we are studying how to attack the mount using the a variety of chokes and armbars.
Kickboxing – 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.
Muay Thai – Boxing
Same as Kickboxing.
Kids – Dinner Before Dessert
What does it mean to have good habits?
Why is it important to have good habits?
Can you give me an example of having good habits?
Let me tell you a story. Once there were two kids. The first one would always eat dessert first, and was then too full to eat her dinner. The second child ate dinner first.
Which child developed the strongest muscles?
Which child had the strongest teeth?
So whenever you find yourself tempted to skip over something that needs to be done for something more fun, say out loud “Dinner Before Dessert” and then get busy. You will never regret it.
- Warm Up – Front rolls, back rolls, hipping out, and break fall
- Standing – Single Leg
- BJJ – Guard Passing Position – Double-Under Pass
Tigers – White Belt
- Standing – Single Leg
- Ground – Guard Passing – Double-Under Pass
Tigers – Advanced
- Standing – Guard Pull to Hook Sweep
- Ground – Position – Half Guard Top
Stand and Knee Slice
- Congratulations to our Elevation fight team! They all killed it this weekend! Congrats fighters and coaches!
Thoughts – Facing Failure and Setbacks
One of the most difficult barriers we face in athletics, business, and in life is the fear of failure. Failure and setbacks are an unavoidable and inevitable part of the journey towards success. The most successful people are the ones who possess a high tolerance for failure. Everyone has heard how Michael Jordan was moved to the JV squad his first year of high school, how Edison failed over 10,000 times before he succeeded in building the light bulb. Although, these stories are commonly told to inspire, the message is valid and important. If you have never failed at anything in your life, let me save you the suspense….you will eventually fail at something, and experience a setback of some kind. What is important is that from failure, you learn a lesson, and use what you learn from that lesson to move toward success. As Paulo Coelho says in his excellent book The Alchemist, “The trick to life is falling down seven times, and getting up eight.”