Spinning on center line in fight stance
Knees (regular and round)
Drill 1: students pair off and take turns as the attacker. Receiver acts as human punching bag and striker moves in to close range and works combinations of knees and elbows. Striker can grab, spin on center line, or any other attack they deem appropriate.
Choke from front with push
Drill 2: same as Drill 1, but attacker can choose to attack with choke from the front with a push at any time. Be careful the attacker does not walk into an elbow.
360 with counterattacks
Guard position and maintenance
Drill: starting from a butterfly guard or other open guard, person in top position tries to maintain their position while person on bottom tries to grab, pull, or otherwise disrupt their partner’s base and bring them into a closed guard.
Ground – guard reversal
Ground – arm bar from guard
Drill 2: same as drill 1, but both partners are also playing “touching shoulders,” while the person on bottom tries to reverse or submit the person on top
Review outside defenses, inside defense w/counter
Gun from the front, in front of arm
Gun from the front, pushing into stomach
Advanced gun – from the front, assailant pushing, slapping, kicking
Drill: 3-4 pad holders surround defender and push continuously with kick shields. They can shout “here!” or “go!” to make the defender throw strikes. Another attacker can attack at any time with a gun to the front or side, with or without pushing, slapping, kicking, etc.