BEGINNER (B2) Straight Punches
Front Kick to Vertical Target
Drill: Finding your range. 1 kick shield holder and 1 striker. Strikers work at closing the distance. Start by delivering a front kick to vertical target, followed by straight punch combo 2, 3, or 4, followed by control position and 2-3 knee strikes. Then striker disengages by pushing the pad holder backwards into kicking range and repeats the drill.
Choke from behind with a push
Drill: A/B drill. Group A stands in passive stance with eyes shut, Group B attacks Group A individuals randomly with choke from behind with a push. Groups switch roles next round.
Drill: Head movement. 1 striker, 1 defender. Striker throws non-stop flurry of random punches slowly (as if shadow boxing). Defender must use head, body, and foot movement to evade punches. Striker will always be advancing toward defender to keep them in range of punches.
Defense vs hook punch (extended & covering)
Drill: Same as previous drill, now add in hook defenses.
Reverse headlock (guillotine choke) standing
Drill: A/B drill. Group A in passive stance with eyes shut (slightly bowing forward for the sake of the drill), Group B attacks Group A individuals randomly with reverse headlock standing. Groups switch roles next round.
Sweep with a heel kick
Drill: Any lower level self-defense ending in control position. Introduce heel kick sweep into control position combatives.
Sweep with a forward kick
Drill: 1 aggressor, 1 victim, 1 superhero. Aggressor starts berating victim verbally (from outside striking range. Superhero identifies physically aggressive posturing and sweeps aggressor from behind with a forward kick
Knife defense vs downward stab
Drill: A/B drill. Group A stands in passive stance with eyes shut, Group B attacks Group A individuals randomly with downward stab. Defender should drop the knife at random (appropriate) times during defense (initial counter-punch, during combatives, or keep it until defender performs takeaway). Groups switch roles next round.