Distance Continuum (if your group does not have basic striking, this drill might take too long) – Groin Kicks, Straight Punches, Knees, Elbows — defender practices moving in and then back out, using appropriate weapons at all ranges. Do this drill slowly at first, then explosively — they should be exhausted by the end!
Choke from Behind with a Push – practice both sides (this will make a longer lesson)
Drill: attacker chokes from behind, but pushes from a slight angle; defender must react appropriate based on the angle of attack
INTERMEDIATE CLASS (B3)
Drill: eyes closed, attacker either gives a verbal signal from either side OR shoves defender from other side; defender must decide on the appropriate weapon based on the distance: elbow, hammer fist, or side kick; then continue with combatives
Hair Grab from the Side
Drill: as above, but include Hair Grab from the Side AND all chokes and head lock from Level 1.
ADVANCED CLASS (B3)
Thai Pads: 4 rounds of 1 minute, 15 second break; very high intensity, basic combinations
Spinning Heel Kick
Sliding Defense v. Spinning Heel Kick (try it against a high round kick, too!)
Plucking/Rowing Defense v. Medium Side Kick
Sparring Drill: both attack, both defend, but one person is the aggressor; aggressor includes side kicks sometimes; defender includes Side Kick Defense
Repeat Thai Pads: 4 rounds of 1 minute, 15 second break; very high intensity, basic combinations