Focus of the Week 06/17/2019
BJJ | Kickboxing | Muay Thai | Kids
6.17.2019 – 6.23.2019
- Drills: De La Riva to Anaconda
- Takedown: Double Leg (Snap & Go, Chop Arms)
- Ground: Flower Sweep Series. Fan Sweep No-Gi
Kickboxing – Leg Kicks
This week in KB 1, we look at attacking the legs of our opponent, using the outside low kick and the inside low kick. These two kicks are designed to attack the lead leg of our opponent and cause damage, which in turn with slow our opponent down, and opens up another level of our offense (head, body, legs). We will also look at the basic defense for low kicks, by “checking,” and how to counter and return properly.
Muay Thai – 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.
Kids – Playground Manners / Being a Strong Leader
This week we are going to talk about being a good, strong-on-the-inside leader. At recess or on the playground, are you a leader or a follower? Are you a good guy or a mean person? It takes someone who is strong-on-the-inside to share or let others go first. It is a good leader who gives praise for a good effort, or who only says nice things about others. It is a mean person who talks bad, puts others down, or teases others when they mess up. Once there were two kids. The first on always pushed to be the first one in line; he grabbed toys away from other kids, and didn’t share well. To make matters worse, he was always the first to laugh when someone else messed up. The second kid is good at sharing and would always invite someone who was left out to play in the game. He was quick to say, “Good try, I’m sure you’ll do better next time.” when someone messed up. Which one of these kids was the strongest on the inside? Why? Which one of these kids would you like to be your friend? Which one of these kids had more friends? Why? At the end of the day, which one had more fun? Why? Having good manners when playing with other children might be hard at first, but in the long run it brings you more friends and fun. When these kids grow up and become adults, how do you want them to remember you, as someone who was selfish and mean, or as a strong-on-the-inside leader? This week, let’s practice being a good, strong-on-the-inside leader.
- BJJ – Position – Mount
- Ground – Bulldozer
Tigers – White Belt
- Standing – Double Leg
- Ground – Mount Maintaining Mount
Tigers – Advanced
- Standing – Grip Strip Double
- Ground – Knee on Belly Bottom
- Knee Bump and Grab Belt Escapes
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Thoughts – Don’t Put off Until Tomorrow What We Can Do Today
I’m obviously preaching to the choir because clearly all of you are here bettering yourselves, and aren’t home sitting on the couch watching TV like a large majority of people. Still, I think it is incredibly important to hear from time to time the importance of initiative, and not putting the things off for tomorrow that could be done today. This is why I have never believed in New Year’s resolutions. If something is important enough that it is on our list of things to do, then waiting for an arbitrary date to begin is a disservice to ourselves. At some point, all of you made a decision to put your health and fitness on that list, and I am proud of all of you for getting in here and working hard. Pat yourself on the back for having the courage and gumption to get in here and work out today, instead of waiting for tomorrow. After all, tomorrow is not a luxury that anyone is promised…So today is what we have.