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July 14, 2014

Focus of the Week ( 7/14/2014 )

Brian Carlsen

Focus of the Week ( 7/14/2014 )

Easton Academies

BJJ | Muay Thai | CrossFit | Fitness | Kids

7.14.2014 – 7.20.2014


 sidecontrol teep


Fundamentals – Side Control

  • Osoto Gari And Foot Sweep Combination – One of the most effective ways to get your partner to the ground. This combo will teach you all the fundamentals of messing with your partners balance.
  • Side Control – Side Control can be a very difficult position to maintain. This week we’ll be going over how to move in this position and advance to Mount or Back.

Intermediate – Guard Replacement

  • Single Leg Take Down – This technical takedown is incredibly effective from both long and short ranges. This week we’ll be studying how to get our partner to the ground from a close range.
  • Replacing the Guard – We’ll continue to build confidence recovering our guard, allowing us to open our game up without fear of being stuck in a bad position.

Kickboxing – Push Kicks

Front kicks, or push kicks, are a great offensive and defensive kickboxing tool! These kicks allow you to create or make space between you and your opponent. When we drill front kicks, remember, it’s all in the hips! Generate power with your hips, and think like you’re kicking a door down!

Fitness Challenge: Push Ups

Muay Thai – Teep Kicks

Teeps are an essential tool in your Muay Thai arsenal. Use them to set up stronger attacks on offense or disrupt your opponent’s rhythm on defense. This week we look at creating teep combinations as well as how to properly defend and counter the push kicks. 

CrossFit – New Site

The new CrossFit site is up and running! You can see this week’s write up on the Tips page.
This will be the last week with the CrossFit section, so say your good byes! From now on please refer to the CrossFit website.

Kids – Picking Yourself Up

Focus of the Month

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” -Wayne Gretzky
It’s okay to fail, as long as you learn from those mistakes. Use your failures as an opportunity to grow and challenge yourself.



  • Little Tigers – Guard Passing is one of the essential BJJ skills. This week we’ll play some games to understand the footwork and agility necessary to pass our partner’s guard.
  • Tigers – This week we’ll study how to take the back of our partner’s after they try to tackle us to the ground. Once we get one our partner’s back we’ll look at how to attack them the safest way possible.
  • Advanced Tigers – Guard Passing is one of the most difficult skills in BJJ. This week we’ll look at some advanced passing techniques to beat our partner’s tricky guards.

Muay Thai

Low Kicks + Teeps – Both of the kicking techniques are incredibly useful for maintaining distance, keep ing our partner out of punching range. Distance control is the most important skill to have for Self Defense.


  • Coach Peter’s fight is right around the corner!  Grab tickets for the Sparta card on the 18th and come support Coach and Jake Chatham from Littleton/Highlands Ranch as they go into battle.  Nothing feels better than having a huge cheering section at an event like this, so lets fill that place up with ETC students and watch Coach and Jake do work!
  • Not too late to get a spot saved for your little one in the summer camps!  Denver, Boulder, and Littleton/Highlands Ranch all have a few spots left in their summer camps.  Check with the front desk or the Tigers’ coaches and they can help answer any questions.


Before you speak, let your words pass through three gates. At the first gate, ask yourself, “Is it true?” At the second ask, “Is it necessary?” At the third ask, “Is it kind? ~Sufi Saying.  So often we don’t think before we speak, not recognizing the power of our words.  Recognize the power in yours, and be sure you’re building people up with your words and not breaking them down.



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