Focus of the Week 06/03/19
BJJ | Kickboxing | Muay Thai | Kids
6.3.2019 – 6.9.2019
- Drills: Rafa Steps to Leg Drag
- Takedown: Single Leg (Dump & Outside Trip)
- Ground: Pass Guard Knee in the Middle
Kickboxing – Teeps & Push Kicks
This week in kickboxing, 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 the teep!
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 – Polite Greeting
This week we are going to talk about the value of a polite greeting. It was once said, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” Often, the first impression is made when we are being introduced or are introducing ourselves to someone. Therefore, it is very important to deliberately go out of our way to make our greeting polite. Even if we have met them before, a polite greeting sets the tone for this meeting. Do you want other people’s impression of you to be: “That kid is a brat?” “That kid is a wimp?” “That kid is a liar and a cheat?” A polite greeting is important, not only because it shows good manners, but when you look someone in the eye, give them a firm, but not tight, hand shake and confidently say your name, your behavior says, “I’m a nice, honest, trustworthy and confident person, and don’t pick on me.” At the end of class, I want you guys to practice making a good impression with one another. Give a firm handshake, make eye contact, and say in a confident voice “Thanks, man.”
- BJJ – Side Control Escapes
- Ground – Mainting Position
Tigers – White Belt
- Standing – Hip Toss
- Ground – Switching Sides Position – Side Control
Tigers – Advanced
- Standing – Grip Strip Single
- Ground – Back Attack & Armbar
Thoughts – Positive Self-Talk
“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you are probably right.” Our self-image, and how we appear to others, is largely predicated on how we speak and think about ourselves. If all we do is talk about how we “can’t do things” or how we “aren’t good at things,” then we will never be able to do things, or do them well because of our own self-imposed limitations. When you impose limitations on yourself, and you identify with failure, then you will welcome failure. Conversely, if you identify with power and success, you will welcome success. Basically, how we speak of ourselves and the language we use, becomes our self-fulfilling prophecy.