Focus of the Week 05/06/2019
BJJ | Kickboxing | Muay Thai | Kids
5.6.2019 – 5.12.2019
- Drills: Toriando
- Takedown: Uchi Mata
- Ground: Back Escapes
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 – Leg Kick Defense & Counters
Last week our focus was low kick offense and strategy, so this week we flip the script and look at our common types of defense and how they apply to the low kick! Not all of our common defenses work well against the low kick, so we will focus on the core defenses (check/block, evade, intercept) and our best counter opportunities against a heavy-low kicker as well.
Kids – Mind Over Emotion
What does it mean to have self-control? Why is it important to have self-control? Can you give me an example of having self-control? This week we are going to talk about what we can do with our mind when we become angry or afraid? Is anger good or bad? It depends on if you control it or it controls you. Is being afraid good or bad? Sometimes it is good; sometimes it is bad, depending on the situation. Fear and Anger are two emotions that sometimes get us into trouble if we let them run wild and don’t control them. On the other hand, these two emotions can greatly benefit us if we use them the right way. Some things we can do to improve our self-control are: View poor self-control in yourself and others as a sign of weakness. If you get into a habit of this, you will see how people who get overly emotional usually make bad decisions compared to someone who responds calmly. For example, do yo think another child is mature or childish wen he loses control and has temper tantrum? “Stop the Monster when its young!”
- BJJ – Mount Escapes – Knee to Elbow
Tigers – White Belt
- Standing – Single Leg
- Ground – Mount Escapes – Knee to Elbow
Tigers – Advanced
- Standing – Underhook to Side Clinch (Split the Middle)
- Ground – Side Control Bottom – Pummel to Double Leg
- Good luck to those of you who are competing this upcoming weekend! Please talk to your coaches if you have any questions or concerns about your competition. See you all out there!
Thoughts – Motivation vs. Dedication
It’s important to know the difference between motivation and dedication. Motivation is great, but it’s a very temporary feeling. Everyone, at some point in their lives is motivated to do something. All of you, if you are newer, are probably motivated right now to be here. Dedication, on the other hand, is different. It is a deep-seated promise we silently make to ourselves. It’s a promise that sometimes is hard to keep, but that is why people who are successful are always dedicated. To be dedicated means to keep pursuing your goal even when you are no longer motivated. The days when you’re tired, or it’s raining out, and the last thing you want to do is come in here and train, that is where dedication separates itself from motivation. I challenge everyone in here to make that promise to yourself, and to live a healthier and more rewarding life because of it.