Focus of the Week (10/23/17)
BJJ | Kickboxing | Muay Thai | CrossFit | Kids
Martial Arts Technique Curriculum
for the week of 10.23.2017 – 10.29.2017
Fundamentals – Single Legs and Back Escapes
- Low-Level Single Leg Takedown – We recently looked at the double leg takedown. The decision of whether to go for the double or the single leg has to do with our opponent’s stance. When our opponent has the same foot forward as us, this is perfect for a double leg. When the partner has the opposite foot forward, mirroring us, this is when we want to use the single leg. Let’s really focus on getting a good level change, keeping our head up and to the inside of the hip, and clasping our hands tightly (Gable grip).
- Escaping Back Control – Last week we focused on attacking the back, and this week we will focus on escaping the back. We will go over grip fighting in order to protect ourselves from being submitted, and then we will look at both the “safe side” and “risky side” escapes.
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 – Clinch
This week we will focus on “Zone 1” attacks and clinch work. As we all know, clinch and grappling on the inside is an entirely separate game from punching and kicking at longer range. We will go over the fundamentals of clinch and positioning, as well as the basic offense, defense, and throws from the clinch. Don’t forget to take off your jewelry and take our your piercings before class this week. Also, it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to bring a towel to dry off or a spare ranked shirt with you to class!