Drill: light striking on the pad with straight punches; on the pad holder’s command (“go!”) burst in with Left/Right/Right Elbow aggressively, then move back out and continue with light strikes.
Choke from Front
Drill: eyes closed, either defend Choke from the Front or hit with pad and make Left/Right/Right Elbow combination
Intermediate Class (A3)
Focus Mitt Combination: Right Uppercut/Left Hook
Focus Mitt Combination: Right Uppercut/Left Hook/Right Cross
Focus Mitt Combination: Right Uppercut/left Hook/Right Cross/Side Step to Left/Right Cross
Bearhug from the Front – Arms Free (space and base)
Bearhug from the Front – Neck Leverage
Drill: eyes closed; partner either pushes, defender opens eyes and makes punch combination OR partner attacks with Bearhug and defender must defend appropriately.
Advanced Class (A3)
Thai Pads – basic combinations
Drill: groups of 3, two with thai pads; striker must make combinations while moving to keep second pad holder “lined up” so the striker deals with only one at a time; now and then, the second pad holder jumps in and becomes the first pad holder; BLACK BELTS do this from an opposite fighting stance.
Stick- Overhead defense
Drill: Defender starts on their knees, attacker gives a verbal signal and makes an Overhead Stick attack, defender must get to his/her feet as quickly as possible and make an aggressive defense