Focus of the Week (7/4/16)
BJJ | Kickboxing | Muay Thai | CrossFit | Kids
7.11.2016 – 7.17.2016
Fundamentals – Hip Throw and Maintaining Side Control
- Hip Throw – This throw is effective for both sport and self-defense. Whenever you are able to effectively use the power and leverage in your throw, it will be difficult for most people (especially untrained people) to stop it.
- Maintain Side Control – Maintaining side control long enough to effectively advance to mount, or to apply a submission, requires a great deal of understanding. This week we will go over some ways to control your opponent in side control, as well as a few ways to advance to mount.
Intermediate – Single-Leg Defense and Front and Rear Sweep
- Single-Leg Defense – This week we will be looking at how to defend the single. This is great because we just spent a couple of weeks looking at doing them offensively, which should certainly help. Now that you know what makes it work, we’ll talk about shutting it down.
- Front and Rear Sweep – This is a situation where we are on the bottom and the opponent stands. When he stands, we have the option to sweep him forward over our heads, or backwards towards his backside. His posture will decide which direction we choose.
Kickboxing – Reloading, Posting, and Framing
One of the most fundamental principles of fighting is learning how to effectively use your weight to generate power in your strikes. This week, we will focus on transferring our weight properly between our lead leg and our rear leg while throwing strikes. We will also look at a technique called “reloading,” which allows us to throw the same-side strike two times in a row, with power. Once we learn to shift our weight properly, we will look at “posting” and “framing,” which are techniques used to control the opponent and create rhythm breaks in our attack patterns. These prove to be very useful and cause confusion to the opponent! Weight shifting will play a key role in your striking development, so pay attention this week and get some good repetitions in!
Muay Thai – Round Kick Offense
This week in Muay Thai we will drill the signature Muay Thai strike: the round kick. We will sharpen our speed and power on our kicks, look at different set ups and follow ups, and how to stay safe if our opponent traps our kick. A strong round kick is a staple of every Thai Boxer’s arsenal, so come get your reps in!
- Fight To Win Pro is coming back to Denver in a few weeks and you know ETC has plenty of competitors on it…in fact, our own Professor Marshall is competing! Be sure and get tickets when they become available to support your favorite ETC athlete! The tables sold out in a flash last time, so if you’d like to be front and center…you better be ready!
- Enjoy the summertime with friends and family, but remember to stay safe as well. Also, remember your fitness and health goals too…don’t sabotage all of the work you’ve been doing by allowing your consistency to be affected. To recap…stay safe, and stay consistent!
If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it – then I can achieve it.
Muhammad Ali, The Soul of a Butterfly: Reflections on Life’s Journey