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August 28, 2017

Focus of the Week (8/28/17)

Sachi Ainge

Focus of the Week (8/28/17)

BJJ | Kickboxing | Muay Thai | CrossFit | Kids

Martial Arts Techniques of the Week: 8.28.2017 – 9.3.2017

Muay Thai KneeBJJ Headlock DefenseBJJ

Fundamentals – Headlock Defense

  • Headlock Defense – Understanding how to defend the headlock is key for self-defense. This week we will look at how to defend the standing headlock by tripping our opponent to the rear and transitioning to an armbar.
  • Headlock Escapes – In order to properly defend ourselves, we must understand how to defend the headlock not only from standing, but also on the ground. This week we will look at a few escapes from the bottom of the headlock position, and finish by transitioning to an armbar.

Intermediate – Front Headlock, Drills, Attacking the Back

  • Front Headlock – Remember, all intermediate classes start with a hard drilling session. Please watch the video below for a detailed look at these drills: Front headlock, bull fighter pass, frame escape, anaconda guard sweep, leg drag drill.
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  • Attack the Back – On the ground, we are studying how to attack the back.

Kickboxing – Knees

This week in Kickboxing, we focus on a dangerous mid-range and short-range weapon: the knee. We will look at the mechanics and usage of the straight knee and the angled knee, as well as the skip knee and the barn door knee from the inside position in the “clinch.”

Muay Thai – Zone 1 Weapons: Elbows and Knees

This week we will begin a two-week dive into Zone 1 (inside zone). We will begin this week by looking at transitions from Zone 3 and Zone 2 into Zone 1. We will also explore Zone 1 weapons, such as elbows, knees, and and introduce basic hand positions into the clinch. Let’s sharpen up our elbows and knees this week!


On the Importance of Taking Action

“Take action. Every story you’ve ever been connected with, every leader you have ever admired, every puny little thing that you have ever accomplished is the result of taking action. You have a choice: you can either be a passive victim of circumstance, or the active hero of your own life.” – Bradley Whitford



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