Focus of the Week 07/29/2019
BJJ | Kickboxing | Muay Thai | Kids
8.5.2019 – 8.11.2019
- Drills: Split the Middle (Smash)
- Takedown: Guard Pulling
- Ground: Masa Pao
Kickboxing – Teeps & Push Kicks
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 – Teep Offense & Counters
Last week we focused on the mechanics of our teeps and push kicks, this week we will look at the different ways to defend and counter them. Like all kicks, there are a number of defenses, which include: evading, intercepting, redirecting, and catching. We will drill all of these and look at which
Kids – Kindness
“Respect and Manners both involve being kind. The difference for me is that Respect and Manners are required, which means you have to do it. You have to be respectful and show your manners, or there could be consequences. If you forget to say please at the store, you know mom’s about to smack you and remind you!” “Kindness is different. Obviously if you’re being MEAN, you’ll probably get in trouble, but you could go your whole life without really doing anything extra kind for somebody. If you are making sure to show your manners and be respectful, that’s a good start. But don’t miss the opportunity to blow people’s mind with your kindness.” “Can you think of something extra kind that SOMEBODY ELSE has done for you?” “How did that make you feel?” “What do you think of the person who did it?” “Now what extra acts of kindness could we do for somebody else?” (extra kind words, be helpful, gifts, etc) “It’s important that we treat people with respect and use our manners. Everybody DESERVES my respect. But some people might NEED my kindness. You never know how somebody’s day was or how they’re feeling- so when you see somebody you care about, be EXTRA kind and see if you can make that person’s day every time you see them.” “Last week we talked about being a hero. Here’s how you save the WORLD.”
- BJJ – Position – Crazy Legs Ground – Stand and Base
Tigers – White Belt
- Standing – Pulling Guard
- Ground – Stand-in Base
- Position – Guard
Tigers – Advanced
- Standing – Duck Under off the Post
- Ground – Tech Mount
- Position – Side Control Top
- Don’t forget to pre-order your plates of food for the Easton 20 year Anniversary BBQ! Check out our website. Muay Thai smoker is coming up on August 24th! Come support our Striking team and watch them display their skills!
Thoughts – Running and Reading: The Keys to Life
Whether you like Will Smith’s movies or not, he is a prime example of someone who dreams big, tolerates failure, and strives for greatness in everything he does. He once said that the keys to life are running and reading. When you’re running and you have that voice in your head that tells you it’s ok to quit. Your lungs hurt, your legs burn, and you think about how nice it would be to just give up….but you don’t. Once you learn to not listen to that voice when you’re running and working out, you will be able to apply that to other aspects of your life. Because not quitting is the key to achieving. Reading is important because any problem that you could ever encounter has already been dealt with by someone else, and documented. Be resourceful when answers are elusive. If you look hard enough, you can probably find it in a book. Learn from those before you. So even if you didn’t like The Fresh Prince, keep running and reading.