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Focus of the Week (8/7/17)

BJJ | Kickboxing | Muay Thai | CrossFit | Kids

8.7.2017 – 8.13.2017

BJJ

Fundamentals – Hip Throw and Maintaining Side Control

  • Hip Throw – The hip throw is effective for both sport BJJ and self-defense. Whenever you are able to effectively use the power and leverage in your throw, it will be difficult for most people to stop.
  • Maintain Side Control and Advance to Mount – 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 – Drills, Uchi Mata, Tripod Series

  • Uchi Mata – Remember, all intermediate classes start with a hard drilling session.Please watch the video below for a detailed look at these drills: Video here
  • Tripod sweep series from closed guard – On the ground, we are studying how to attack the from the closed guard using the tripod sweep when our partner stands up to attempt a pass.

Kickboxing – Low Kicks

This week in KB 1, we look at attacking the legs of our opponent, using the outside low kick and the inside low kick. These two kicks are designed to attack the lead leg of our opponent and cause damage, which in turn with slow our opponent down, and opens up another level of our offense (head, body, legs). We will also look at the basic defense for low kicks, by “checking,” and how to counter and return properly.

Muay Thai – Instructor Choice

This week will be a “taper” week for our Summer Smoker participants, so instructor’s will get to choose what the class format will be! We will be going over some fun, creative combinations or addressing any questions the class has on technique, tactics, strategy, etc. Let’s have some fun!

Thoughts

Don’t Compare Yourself to Others

“Comparison is the thief of joy.” – Theodore Roosevelt

Comparing your progress to that of others is a fruitless venture that inevitably leads to discouragement. Try instead to set realistic goals for yourself both in BJJ and in life, and then seek to accomplish them. Strive to be the best version of yourself that you can be, because ultimately that is all you can do.

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