Lesson Plans Monday, January 8, 2017


Straight Punches – include movement; have the pad holder call out “Go” and “Time”; sometimes, after the punches, the pad holder should walk forward and the puncher must move off line. NOTE: be sure the pad holders only walk forward AFTER the punches have stopped.

Front Kick Vertical Target

Combo: Front Kick Vertical Target/Left/Right

Choke from the Side

Drill: Eyes Closed — either a choke from the side or a slight push to signal a Front Kick.



Focus Mitts: 3 rounds of 2 minutes, emphasize movement after the combination

Bearhug Front, Arms Free, Neck Leverage

Ground – discuss control in the guard, preferably with your right hand wrapped around the attacker’s neck and your left hand overlooking the attacker’s right arm to prevent punches.

Ground – Kick Off from Guard

Drill: hold the attacker close in guard; as he tries to pull his head away, Kick Off from Guard

Drill: Attacker makes bearhug; defender tries to defend; sometimes, the attacker yells “Down!” and the defender must drop down, pull guard, and execute the ground techniques.



Thai Pads: 3 rounds of 2 minutes, 30 second rest; emphasis on footwork and movement immediately following the combo; have the pad holder throw jabs to test distance after some combinations

Headlock from the Side, Spinning Inward

Gun from the Side, Behind the Arm

Drill: eyes closed, either side, either attack

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