BEGINNER CLASS
Straight Punches
4 Punches moving forward
6 Punches moving backward
Inside Defenses
360
Defense v. Straight Punch or 360

INTERMEDIATE CLASS
Focus Mitts: Left/Right/Left Elbow #1 (like a hook punch)
Advancing Front Kick
Choke from Behind (review)
Choke from Behind with a Pull

ADVANCED CLASS
Free work to pad, including punches, elbows, headbutts, kicks, and knees - 4 rounds of 30 seconds each
Plucking/Rowing Defense v. Front Kick
Plucking/Rowing Defense v. Side Kick
Gun from the Front

BEGINNER CLASS

Left/Right Combination
Hammerfist to the side
Knees
Combination: Hammerfist to the side/Left/Right Combo/4 Knees
Choke from behind with a push
Choke from side
Drill: Defender works combinations on pad, attacker; makes Choke from side OR Choke from Behind with a Push

INTERMEDIATE CLASS
Basic Take Down Defense/Spinning on the Center Line
Heel Kick
Muay Thai Pads: 3 Rounds of 3 minutes
Round 1- Basic Combinations
Round 2- Basic Combinations, plus kicks
Round 3- Basic Combinations, plus kicks, at any given time pad holder may shoot in for a basic take down. Striker; make the appropriate defense and continue with combos.
Bearhug Behind (Finger leverage)
Bearhug Behind (Lifting)
Drill: Groups 4-5/1 Pad
Defender; non- stop attacks on pad, Attackers; Any level one technique, plus Bearhug Behind (Finger leverage), Bearhug Behind (Lifting), Defender makes the appropriate defense and continues working the pad!
Ground- Fall Break (Back)

ADVANCED CLASS
A/B Drill w/sprawls: striker; 3 Sprawls before sprinting to the other pad
Spinning out side slap kick
Focus Mitts: Opposite Stance
Round 1- Combo #8 (Cross/Hook/Cross)
Round 2- Combo # 9 (Hook/Cross/Hook)
Round 3- combinations, include spinning slap kick; Last 30 sec- Sprawl, get up, 4 punches..
Hip Throw
Headlock from the side, spinning inward
Headlock from the side, neck Break

BEGINNER CLASS
L&R Straight Punches
Round Kick
Switch Round Kick
Combo:
-L&R Combo, Left Leg Switch Round Kick
-R&L Combo, Right leg Round kick
Inside Defense
Ground-Side Kick
Drill: 2 ppl/kicking shield
Striker- Ground- side position, execute a Side kick, get up and continue with counter attacks until pad holder calls "Time". Reset!

INTERMEDIATE CLASS
Basic Takedown Defense/Spinning on the centerline
Spinning Heel Kick

Combination- Right Cross/Left Hook/Spinning heel kick
Focus Mitts: Basic combinations, Spinning Heel kick after every combo that ends with a Hook punch.
Bearhug Behind (finger leverage)
Bearhug Behind (lifting)
Drill: Monkey in the Middle
Groups of 4-5
Non stop attacks- Any level 1 &2 techniques, include Bearhug from Behind (finger leverage & lifting)

ADVANCED CLASS
Muay Thai Pads:
Round 1- Basic Combinations, Elbows, Knees, sprawls
Round 2- Basic Combinations, Elbows, Knees, sprawls, Med & High Round kicks
Round 3- After every combination, execute 2 Round Kicks (Med & High)
General Defense v. Med to High Kicks
Sliding Defense v. Med to High Kicks
Long Gun from Behind, touching (both sides)

BEGINNER CLASS

Hammerfist forward

Hammerfist downward

Round Kick

Drill: Pyramid: 20 seconds forward hammerfist, 30 seconds 2 round kicks right and 2 round kicks left, 45 seconds hammerfist downward

Choke from the Behind with a Push

Drill: Round Robin: A is pad holder. B is striker. C is defender. B sprints to pad and throws 10 forward HF, 10 DW HF, and 10 Round Kicks, then takes pad. A sprints to C and applies Choke from Behind with a Push.

 

INTERMEDIATE CLASS

Basic Takedown Defense

Side Kick

Defensive Back with a Spin

Focus mitts and belly pad

Round 1: Free work with all the combinations students know; 1-4 or 1-10 +

Round 2: On combinations 3, 7, and 9, Striker uses hook to disguise step across centerline with lead leg, and makes a side kick with lead leg to belly pad

Round 3: Same as Round 2, but Striker takes a deeper step across centerline off combinations ending with a hook and makes Defensive Back Kick with a Spin

Ground – Elbow Escape

Ground – escape from guard (gouge and stack)

Drill: Attacker Flow: Gloves on. A holds gloves like focus mitts for hand combinations for B and can mimic takedown for Basic Takedown Defense. On instructor’s call of “DOWN” B gets on ground safely and A mounts. B makes Elbow Escape. A makes Escape from Guard (gouge and stack) and B should be careful to cover head and defend any strikes where possible, and throw light, tapping strikes to A to create some realism. (Note to students that once their knowledge base increases, there are better options for next move.)

 

ADVANCED CLASS

Interval Round Day!

Interval Round 1: 4:00 minute round

-40 seconds free work on the bag

-40 seconds jump rope

-40 seconds 5 jumping jacks, 5 air squats, 5 push ups, 5 sit ups

-40 seconds free work on the heavy bag

-40 seconds jump rope

-40 seconds 5 jumping jacks, 5 air squats, 5 push ups, 5 sit ups

1 minute rest

Interval Round 2: 4:00 minute round

-30 seconds straight punches

-30 seconds air squats

-30 seconds 2 round kicks right, 2 round kicks left

-30 seconds sit ups

-30 seconds free work

-30 seconds push ups

-30 seconds free work

-30 seconds burpees

1 minute rest

Interval Round 3: 4:00 minute round

15 seconds on, 15 seconds rest on the heavy bag

Defense v. Bayonet Stab, live and dead side

Drill: Groups of 4-5: Circle of Death: One defender in center, everyone else is an attacker. Nonstop attacks for 1:30. All levels 1-3, plus any appropriate attacks for student’s level, plus Defense v. Bayonet Stab, live and dead side.

BEGINNER
Palm Heel Strikes
Palm Heel Strikes form mount
Knees
Drill: Groups of 2, large kicking shield; striker; non-stop palm heel strikes from mount, on instructors signal “Up”, stand up and deliver non-stop knees, on signal “Down” mount pad and continue with non-stop palm heel strikes.
Wrist Releases
Ground - Side Position
Ground - Side Kick

INTERMEDIATE
Defensive Front Kick
Back Kick
Choke from Behind with a Push
Choke Behind Against Wall
Drill: stand near wall; attacker can either give a verbal signal and the defender makes a back kick OR the attacker can choke and push the defender against the wall

ADVANCED
Focus Mitts: inside combo – right uppercut/left hook
Focus Mitts: inside combo – left uppercut/right hook OR left uppercut/right elbow
Drill: striking from Muay Thai Clinch — hold in clinch, use knees, release hold for short elbows and hooks, give head butts as appropriate; the attacker should make very light contact or NO contact to the partner
Long Gun Live Side
Long Gun Dead Side

BEGINNER CLASS

Punches Straight

Round Kick

Switch Round Kick

Thai Pads: 3 Rounds of 2 minutes; Straight punch combinations include Round Kicks/Switch Round Kick; Round 2: add sprawls; round 3: add sprawls, 2 push ups and non-stop punches the last :30 seconds of the round

Inside Defense

Choke from the Front (1 handed)

Quick Drill: Use an object as a barricade (ie; a chair, a stack of pads) bet. Defender and Attacker taking away the option of kicking to the groin, defend Choke from Front (1 handed pluck)

Drill: Eyes Closed; defend Choke from Front OR Inside Defense

 

INTERMEDIATE CLASS

Heel Kick

Combination: Focus Mitts: Forward leg Heel Kick/Cross/Hook/Cross, (Both sides)

Outside Defense v. a Right Punch

Hair Grab Side, impending Knee

Hair Grab Behind

Drill: Non-stop strikes on pad; defend either Hair Grab; after the defense attacker attacks with a wild right punch, defender; defends (Outside Defense v. Right Cross) and continues with non-stop strikes on the pad.

 

ADVANCED CLASS

Thai Pads/Ground and Pound: Thai Pads and one kicking shield per group; 2 Rounds of 3 minutes. (Opposite stance), basic combinations, Knees, Elbows, Kicks; On instructor’s signal “Down”, striker; mounts pad and delivers non-stop strikes from mount. On instructor’s signal “Up”, striker stands up and continues working combinations on Thai Pads.

Hip Throw

Quick Drill: Any level 1 & 2 techniques; execute a hip throw when available

Stick-Overhead defense

Stick-Baseball bat defense

Drill: Defender; Ground and pound; attacker gives a verbal signal and makes a Stick attack; defender; make the appropriate defense and back to non-stop strikes from mount.

BEGINNER CLASS

Straight Punch with Advance (quick lesson)

Inside Defense

Inside Defense v. Straight Punch Low

Ground – Side Position

Ground – Side Kick

Ground – Get Up from Side

Drill: defender makes Inside Defense; puncher can also yell “Down!” and defender must drop down into a Ground Side Position, give a kick to the air, and get back up

 

INTERMEDIATE CLASS

Focus Mitts: Combo #6, add movement to right after the cross

Focus Mitts: combo #7, add movement to left after the hook

Outside Defenses 1-5

Bearhug Front (lifting)

Choke Front Against Wall

Drill “Back To The Wall”: defender stands with back to wall, eyes closed; attacker either gives a verbal signal and makes a straight punch from any angle OR makes Choke Front Against Wall

 

ADVANCED CLASS

Combination #8, then shuffle right

Combination #9, then step/pivot left

Baseball Bat

Baseball Bat v. Left Handed attacker or Right Handed Backhand

Drill: eyes closed, defend against Baseball Bat from the right or left side

"D-DAY TRAINING"

 

BEGINNER CLASS

Barricade Drill: have several pad holders line in up groups of 2, shoulder to shoulder, with the pads touching. One more pad holder stands at the far end, holding for straight punches.  The defender must break through the barricade and punch non-stop until the pad holder calls "Time!"

 

INTERMEDIATE CLASS

Focus Mitt Drill: defender overs up, pad holder hits non-stop with focus mitts, then slaps the mitts together; defender makes Combo#2, then covers up and the drill continues. DO 2 ROUNDS -- during the second round, include sprawls

Choke Front Against Wall

Choke From Behind With Pull

Barricade Drill: have several pad holders line in up groups of 2, shoulder to shoulder, with the pads touching. One more pad holder stands at the far end, holding for straight punches.  Drill starts with Choke Front Against Wall, then defender must break through the barricade and punch non-stop; another attacker makes Choke From Behind With Pull

 

ADVANCED CLASS

Thai Pads: 2 rounds of 3 minutes, include sprawl

Headlock from the Side, Spinning Inward

Long Gun From The Front, Dead Side

Bayonet Stab

Barricade Drill: have several pad holders line in up groups of 2, shoulder to shoulder, with the pads touching. One attacker at the front, makes Headlock From The Side, Spinning Inward.  Defender makes the defense, then defender must break through the barricade and defend against Bayonet Stab.

BEGINNER CLASS
Hammerfist to the side
Knees
Drill: 2ppl/1 pad
Defender; eyes closed. Pad holder; bumps defender from the side or gives a verbal signal, Defender; executes a hammerfist to the side, turn towards the pad and continue with counter attacks until pad holder calls time!
Wrist Releases
Choke from side
Ground- Getting up
Drill: 3ppl/1 pad
Defender starts on the ground (laying on stomach) with their eyes closed. Pad holder moves anywhere in the room. Defender; on instructors signal, eyes open, get up, locate and advance towards the pad holder with non- stop strikes. Attacker; makes choke from the side. Defender; fast and aggressive defense!
Reset!

INTERMEDIATE CLASS
Basic Takedown Defense/Spinning on the centerline
Spinning Heel Kick
Focus Mitts:
Round 1- Basic combinations, include spinning heel kick.
Round 2- Basic combinations, Pad holder- At any given time, shoot in to simulate a takedown- striker makes Basic Takedown Defense and spin on the center line, disengage and continue with working the pads.
Outside Defense v. Right Punch
Bearhug Behind (finger leverage)
Bearhug Behind (lifting)
Drill: Monkey in the Middle
Groups of 4-5
Non stop attacks- Any level 1 &2 techniques, include Bearhug from Behind (finger leverage & lifting)
Ground-Escape from the Guard (gouge and stack)

ADVANCED CLASS
Muay Thai Pads:
Round 1- Basic Combinations, Elbows, Knees, sprawls
Round 2- Basic Combinations, Elbows, Knees, sprawls, Med & High Round kicks
Round 3- After every combination, execute 2 Round Kicks (Med & High)
Spinning Outside slap kick
General Defense v. Med to High Kicks
Sliding Defense v. Med to High Kicks
Double Leg Takedown
Stick- Overhead Defense

BEGINNER CLASS
Hammerfist to the Side
Knees (Regular and Round)
Drill: Recognize the threat. Working in pairs, 1 tombstone pad holder, 1 striker. Striker starts in passive stance, eyes shut. Pad holder moves to either side of striker and verbally gets their attention. If pad holder is presenting the pad, striker delivers a hammerfist to the side followed by knees & combatives to finish the fight before resetting. If striker is not presenting a pad they should be offering a high five or a handshake to their striker.
Choke from the Side
Drill: Same as above, but now pad holders may opt to choke from the side as well.

INTERMEDIATE CLASS 
Review: Back Kick
Defensive Back Kick with a Spin
Tasmanian Devil Drill: 1 striker, 2 kick shield holders. One pad holder stands in front of striker, the other stands behind striker. When the drill starts, striker must deliver a spinning back kick to the pad holder in front of them, set their stance (now facing the pad holder behind) and deliver another spinning back kick to the second pad holder. Pad holders should return to their positions as quickly as possible to allow striker to deliver an unbroken chain of spinning back kicks.
Bearhug Front - Lifting
Bearhug Behind - Lifting

ADVANCED CLASS
Spinning Outside Slap Kick
Tasmanian Devil Drill: 1 striker, 1 kick paddle (or tombstone pad) holder. Striker starts in fighting stance and delivers a spinning outside slap kick to the pad ending in their opposite stance. From opposite stance, deliver another spinning outside slap kick to return to normal stance. Repeat as quickly as possible until the end of the round.
General Defense vs. Medium to High Kicks
Stick - Baseball Bat Defense

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