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September 14, 2015

Focus of the Week 9/14/15

Sachi Ainge

Focus of the Week 9/14/15

BJJ | Kickboxing | Muay Thai | CrossFit | Kids

9.14.2015 – 9.20.2015


Fundamentals – Mount Escape

  • Osoto Gari and Foot Sweep – This is a nice combo from Judo that flows together nicely. The first part, Osoto-gari is one of the original 40 throws of Judo as developed by Jigoro Kano. It is also included in the current 67 Throws of Kodokan Judo, and is classified as a foot technique, Ashi-Waza. Speaking of foot techniques…this one leads directly into another one in the opposite direction when your opponent defends Osoto-gari by stepping backwards out of it. This week, the focus is on the foot sweep.
  • Mount Escape – Knee to Elbow – Very few situations are as scary as being held down and not being able to escape. The mount is either the worst position to be in, or the second worst place to be in, depending on who you ask when it comes to self-defense. Good thing you won’t be there long since you’ll have these escapes down so good they’ll be second nature! This week, we’ll key in on the knee-to-elbow escape that rounds out our “beans and rice” of mount escapes.

Intermediate – Closed Guard Offense

  • Takedown Defense – Every match or fight starts standing. We do a decent amount of takedown repetitions, but over the next couple of weeks, we will be focusing on shutting down our opponents attempts to take us down. The Instructors will show us their favorite ways to shut down stand up offense, and maybe even how to turn those attempts into offense for us!
  • Attacks from Closed Guard – Still looking at work from the closed guard. The next two weeks will have us looking at a nice triple attack which begins with an armbar, transitions to a triangle, and then back to an armbar if the first two attempts are unsuccessful.

Kickboxing – Leg Kicks

The leg kick is a weapon designed to attack the legs of your opponent. When used properly, these kicks can deliver significant damage and even stop the fight! This week we will look at two of the common leg kicks: the outside low kick and the inside low kick, both kicks targeted at the lead leg of the opponent. We will focus on proper mechanics and how to “sit into the kick” in order to produce maximum power!

Muay Thai – Round Kick

The round kick, especially in traditional Thai Boxing, is the most common weapon in the sport. You often see the Thais going kick for kick for kick in their fights, because 1) the kicks score higher than the boxing, and 2) the round kick can do more damage as well. A powerful round kick can force the opponent on the defensive and open up other weapons in the arsenal. This week we will look at different variations of the round kick (speed vs power, different targets, etc), as well as proper defense against the round kick.


  • There will be a Professional Jiu-Jitsu Promotion being held on November 20th and put on by Fight To Win that will showcase many of our ETC competitors, from kids all the way up to Black Belt Instructors. Please support this event and come out to support our Coaches and young competitors as they rep ETC once again!!


The true value of a human being can be found in the degree to which he has attained liberation from the self. -Albert Einstein


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