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January 6, 2019

Focus of the Week (1/7/19)

Sachi Ainge

Focus of the Week (1/7/19)

BJJ | Kickboxing | Muay Thai | Kids

1.7.2019 – 1.13.2019



  • Defending Bear Hug from Behind (Under Arms) – Last week we looked at how to get out of the bear hug if our partner is grabbing over our arms. This week we will be looking at how to escapes the bear hug if our partner is grabbing us under our arms. Because we a more free to use our arms in this position it makes fighting it off slightly easier. We will look at how to use our hands and hip position to break their grips, and escape to a superior position.
  • Maintaining Side Control and Armbar, Kimura, Americana Combo – When you have someone in side control your top priority is always to maintain the position. Even if you are naturally small superior body position will make you feel very heavy. Once we all learn some basic strategies to maintain the position, we will start looking at isolating the far side arm to attack the americana, straight armbar, and kimura.


  • Drills: Push/pull stance drill, russian drill, arm drag drill, double leg takedown, and De la Riva to anaconda guard to 1 leg X-guard
  • Takedown: Double Leg Takedown
  • Ground: Escaping Knee on Belly


Kickboxing – Boxing

This week in Kickboxing L1, we will be focusing on the “Sweet Science!” We will examine the similarities and the differences between traditional boxing and boxing for Kickboxing/Muay Thai. Let’s work on getting a mean jab this week!

Muay Thai – Leg Kick Offense and Strategy

This week, we will look at leg kick offense, set ups, and follow ups. Learning how to attack the opponent’s legs is a valuable tool that can slow the opponent down, take steam off their strikes, and set us up for a ton of nice follow ups. A hard leg kick is a staple of every good Thai Boxer’s arsenal, and on the other side, building up your legs to take leg kicks is key as well.

Kids – Personal Safety – Ask for Help

The 5 Steps of Personal Safety:
1. Use your mind
2. Use your words
3. Use your legs
4. Ask for help
5. Defend yourself

This week we are going to discuss Step 4 – Ask For Help

Most kids don’t want to be a tattletale. They are afraid that if they alert a parent or teacher about a bully or troublemaker, other kids will make fun of them. Asking for help in advance might be the solution.

Little Tigers

  • Warm Up – Warm Up: Front rolls, back rolls, hipping out, and break fall
  • Standing – Jab, cross, step, duck
  • BJJ – Crocodile Control, Super Base, Sneaky Mount, review Tackle the Giant
  • Game – Instructor Choice
  • Explanation – For the striking portion of the class, we will focus on jabs, crosses, footwork, and ducking while staying in a correct Muay Thai stance. On the ground, we will warm up with a game of Infection, and then teach Crocodile Control. Crocodile control teaches students how to hold side control and advance from side control to the mount. Revisit Tackle the Giant if time allows.

Tigers – Whtie Belt

  • Standing – Side Clinch
  • Ground – Bottom of Side Control – Pummel to back

Tigers – Advanced

  • Standing – Under Hook to side clinch(split middle)
  • Ground – Sleeve and collar omoplata

Thoughts – We Are a Diverse Group; Please Be Respectful of Others

The Easton Community is a diverse group, and that is something we are proud of. We are a place for everyone to train and grow as individuals. We are a sanctuary and a second home to our members. Always remember this, and remember the impact you have on others. The things you say, the things you do, and the way you talk to others all have an impact on our community. Please make sure that you are having a positive impact and going out of your way to make feel people welcome. This includes: not using foul language, not making jokes at the expense of others, and always making sure we are mindful of others’ feelings. If you see someone not acting in accordance with our values, do not chastise them, but rather kindly let them know that their behavior needs improvement. Be tactful, be kind and represent who we are well.



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