BEGINNER CLASS (B1) Hammerfist Forward
Tombstone Drill: Pad holder calls for “Punches!” striker delivers 2-5 hammerfists forward. Pad holder calls for “Kick!” striker delivers groin kick followed by 1-3 hammerfists downward. Second round, add sprawls.
Choke from the Side
Drill: 2-4 people. Same drill as above, but now attackers bring on choke from the side randomly. Strikers must defend choke, finish the fight, and return urgently to striking the pad.
INTERMEDIATE CLASS (D1) Headbutt Forward
Focus Mitt Drill: 1 pad holder, 1 striker. Pad holder only needs 1 focus mitt. Pad holder holds focus mitt ~1 inch behind striker’s head. Mitt holder taps striker’s head with the mitt. Striker delivers backward headbutt, looks, delivers elbow #3 to turn around, and then delivers 3-5 combatives to the focus mitt (punches, elbows, headbutts forward) before resetting.
Ground – Headlock Side weight Backward
Ground – Headlock Side weight Forward
Scramble Drill: 2 people. 1 attacker, 1 defender. Defender has 60 seconds to get out of the ground headlock from the side. Attacker must hold defender in headlock for 60 seconds. Attacker may transition from weight forward to weight backward as necessary to maintain control of defender. If defender is successful before time limit, immediately resent and go again.
ADVANCED CLASS (D1) Scissor Front Kick
Scissor Round Kick
Thai Pad Drill: Pad holder calls for combos “1-10 round” or “1-10 front”. All combos must be delivered with appropriate scissor kick at the end. 1st round establish range. 2nd round establish power. 3rd round add sprawls.
Ground – Leg Triangle from Guard
Ground fighting Drill: Starting from full guard, partners have 30 seconds to either improve their position or submit their partners. Winner may rest for 30 seconds after round, while partner does AMRAP of burpees for 30 seconds. Next round, partners switch positions. After both people have started in both positions, everyone finds a new partner.