Lesson Plans Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Beginner (A2)

Straight Punches

Straight Punch Low

Round Kick

Round 1: Straight punches only. Pad holder calls a number between 1 and 4. Striker makes that number of straight punches, always beginning with the lead hand.

Round 2: Work changing levels on straight punches with straight punch to the body. Pad holder calls a number with “Low” at the end, i.e. 2 Low, 3 Low and the last punch will be a straight punch to the body. Have pad holder orient the pad vertically for these combinations to allow for a smoother level transition.

Round 3: Pad holder calls 1K-4K. Add a round kick to the end of the combination.

Drill: Dive for the Pads. Have partners line up facing each other at the center of the mat with the curved KS between them. Partners should be equidistant from the pad, with elbows on knees. On instructor’s call of “GO!” students attempt to grab the pad. Whoever touches pad first gets to hold for nonstop straight punches until instructor calls “TIME.” Play with variations of distance (3 steps away, at opposite ends of the mat), combatives (do a few rounds with round kick as the combative instead of straight punches), and how they must get there (begin on stomach facing away from pad, bear crawl, army crawl, etc.). Rotate one line at regular intervals to allow for different match-ups.

Inside Defense v. Straight Punch Low

Choke from the Front with a Push

Drill: Same as above, but the first person to touch the pad can now hold for 20 straight punches OR attack with Straight Punch Low OR attack with Choke from the Front with a Push.

Intermediate (C2)

Focus mitts and belly pad; 2 minute rounds, 30 second rest in between

Round 1: Combinations 8, 9, and 10 (cross, lead uppercut, cross–students may turn standard cross into an overhand punch if they are familiar with it)

Round 2: At any time in between calling combinations, mitt holder can take 3 steps back to create space and walk straight into striker. Strike throws a Defensive Front Kick.

Round 3: Without stepping back first, mitt holder can walk into striker and attempt to apply a sloppy clinch. If striker can, they will stop partner’s oncoming momentum with a Defensive Front Kick. If they are caught in clinch, they must keep their balance, and attempt to swim/pummel for a better position until mitt holder calls “BREAK!” Mitt holder disengages and holds for an 8.

Inside Defense v. Left/Right

Inside Defense v. Left/Right (lean back and trap)

Inside Defense v. Left/Right (1 hand)

Ground – Guard Reversal

Drill: A attacks B with Left/Right. B defends using one of the defenses from above and makes follow-up combatives. On instructor’s call of “TAKEDOWN” A safely mimics a takedown and gets into B’s guard. B makes Guard Reversal and both return to standing and the Left/Right combination.

Advanced (C2)

2 Front Kicks with a Switch

2 Knees with a Switch

Drill: 4 minute interval round. Partners alternate all-out sprint combatives every 15 seconds. When instructor calls “SWITCH!” partners must immediately switch pads and other person begins striking.

1st 15 second interval: Hand combatives (switch)

2nd 15 second interval:

2 Front Kicks with a Switch (switch)

3rd 15 second interval: 2 Knees with a Switch (switch)

4th 15 second interval: 1 round kick and a sprawl (switch)

Repeat 3 times

Gun from the Front, 2 handed technique

Knife – attacker holding defender with left hand

Drill: Dive for the knife/gun. Have partners line up facing each other at the center of the mat with the knife or a gun between them. Partners should be equidistant from the weapon, with elbows on knees. On instructor’s call of “GO!” students attempt to grab the weapon. Whoever can get it first gets to be the attacker for attack from above and partner must make defense. Play with variations of distance (3 steps away, at opposite ends of the mat) and how they must get there (begin on stomach facing away from knife, bear crawl, army crawl, etc.). Rotate one line at regular intervals to allow for different match-ups and weapons.

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