Focus of the Week 05/13/19
BJJ | Kickboxing | Muay Thai | Kids
5.13.2019 – 5.19.2019
- Drills: Toriando
- Takedown: Uchi Mata
- Ground: Back Escapes
Kickboxing – Knees
This week in Kickboxing, we focus on a dangerous mid-range and short-range weapon: the knee. We will look at the mechanics and usage of the straight knee and the angled knee, as well as the skip knee and the barn door knee from the inside position in the “clinch.”
Muay Thai – Teep Offense and Strategy
This week in Muay Thai, we will focus on using the teep, which translates to “foot jab” in Thai. The teep is a versatile weapon that can be used for range finding, disruption, off-balance your opponent, or setting up another attack. We will look at the mechanics of this kick then explore the different uses of it, especially for distance and balance manipulation.
Kids – Body Over Emotion
This week we are going to talk about what we can do with our body, when we become angry or afraid, to make us feel better? Have you ever gotten mad at you mom or dad, or sister or brother, or friend and said or did something you regretted later? We all have. Chances are, when we get angry we let our emotions get the best of us. Remember, there are two things martial artists never do when they are angry. They never speak out of anger and they never strike out of anger.
- BJJ – Tackle the Giant (double leg)
Tigers – White Belt
- Standing – Single Leg
- Ground – Mount Escapes – Going Fishing
Tigers – Advanced
- Standing – Under-hook to Front Head
- Ground – Top – Step on leg Spiderguard Pass
- Congratulation to those of you who competed this weekend. We love to see you guys out there putting it on the line and putting all your hard work to the test. Its clearly paying off! Keep it up!
Thoughts – Healthy Lifestyles
We are a pretty unique place to train. On one side we have martial arts and self defense classes going on, and on the other we have fitness classes of many varieties taking place. The truth is, on both sides whether martial arts or fitness, we are very concerned with self-defense. Self-defense means much more than learning how to punch, kick, choke and armbar someone. Statistically speaking, most people are hurt or killed not by some violent attacker, but by heart disease, or some sort of health complication due to unhealthy lifestyles. All of you are here for a reason, and I would hedge my bets, that fitness and health is close to number 1 on everyone’s list. The reason we are here teaching is because we care about your goals, and we care about your health. We can come in and work with you for an hour a day and in that hour make great strides, but really, in the end, the food you’re eating and your habits outside the gym play an equally important role. Again, we consider ourselves a place where you can get in shape and learn some great self-defense skills, but the self-defense skills we strive to teach are more than just the martial arts. We want you to live better, eat better, and in general live healthier happier lives. If you guys ever need pointers on how to do this, please ask me or any of the other instructors because we are here to help!