BEGINNER CLASS (B2)
Basic Takedown Defense (changing height, moving feet)
Knees (regular & round)
Stacking Drill: 1 defender, 2 attackers. 1 attacker has a kick shield. Defender has pad holder in control position while delivering strikes. Pad holder offers moderate resistance. Additional attacker must try to run around behind defender and tag them between the shoulder blades while defender uses pad holder as a human shield.
Choke from the Front with a Push
INTERMEDIATE CLASS (D2) Bobbing/weaving/slipping
Focus Mitt Drill: Round 1 – Slip/Combo 6 and Slip/Combo 7. Round 2 – Bob & Weave/Combo 8 and Bob & Weave/Combo 9. Round 3 – Free work combinations from previous rounds.
Inside Defense vs. Left/Right (2 inside defenses)
Inside Defense vs. Left/Right (lean back and trap)
Inside Defense vs. Left/Right (1-hand)
Stress Drill: Working in pairs. Defender starts in fighting stance w/ eyes shut. Attacker verbally gets defender’s attention BEFORE bursting in with combo 2. To add difficulty have defenders start from “interview” position, then eventually passive stance.
ADVANCED CLASS (D2) Mouth of the Hand Punch
Knife – Defense vs. Straight Stab
Knife – Defense vs. Upward Stab
Drill: Working in pairs, 25%-50% speed. Defenders only focus on initial defense/counter. Attacker starts with straight stab and progressively lowers the attack until it becomes an upward stab. Have defenders understand where their personal transition point is.
Circle-of-Death Drill: 1 defender, rest of class attacks. All unarmed self-defenses from lower levels, upward stabs, and straight stabs.