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January 15, 2018

Focus of the Week (1/15/18)

Sachi Ainge

Focus of the Week (1/15/18)

BJJ | Kickboxing | Muay Thai | CrossFit | Kids

1.15.2018 – 1.21.2018


Fundamentals – undefined

  • Defending Bear Hug from Behind (Over Arms) – Defending the bear hug from behind can be pretty tricky, especially when our arms are trapped. Learning to use our body as a whole to get out of this position can be a laborious process, but well worth the time spent.
  • Passing Closed Guard from the Knees – Being stuck in closed guard can be a extremely frustrating experience. Sometimes even if the partner isn’t doing anything offensive, it can be very difficult to escape. Learning how we can escape using good posture and proper grips will really help us understand how to escape closed guard, and expand our overall knowledge of defense in our training.


  • Drills: Side-clinch takedown, frame escape, anaconda guard sweep, bull-fighter pass
  • Takedown: Side clinch
  • Ground: Omoplata from the closed guard

Remember, all intermediate classes start with a hard drilling session. Please watch the video below for a detailed look at these drills. On the ground, we are learning how to attack from the bottom of closed guard using the Soneca style omoplata.



  • Drills:
  • Ground:

Kickboxing – Angles of Attack

The goal of combat sports is to hit and not get hit! This week, we will focus on different ways of “stepping off the line” to avoid getting hit after we hit our opponents. A good rule of thumb is to step to the side you finish on. So, if you finish with your lead hand, step to your lead side. If you finish with your rear hand, exit to your rear side. This week, we drill the pivot step to the lead side and the slide step to our rear side. Get off the tracks!

Muay Thai – Clinch Continued

We will review our clinch techniques from last week and we will work on incorporating those techniques into live rounds of clinching this week!


Character is How You Treat Those Who Can Do Nothing for You

There is a meme floating around that says “Character is how you treat those who can do nothing for you.” I think this is a very important theme in life. Learn how to be good to everyone and not just those who you will benefit from.



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