Lesson Plans Tuesday, January 10, 2023

John Whitman
January 11, 2023


Straight Punches

Front Kick Groin


Drill: 1 minute rounds. Striker sends all out punches. On holder's cue of “KICK!” striker stops punching, as padholder steps back to hold for Front Kick Groin, then returns to striking.  Add call of "KNEE!" after first round. Repeat for time. Switch after each round. Increase number of kicks/knees per call by 1 each round.

Choke from the Front 2 handed Pluck

Drill: Defenders at one end of gym, neutral, eyes closed. Attackers run to opposite end of gym, do 3 burpees, run back down and attack with either choke from front 2 handed pluck or pick up pad for drill from earlier but finishing on 2 kicks.



Gloves and shin guards

Drill: 2 minute round; using gloves as focus mitts, A holds for B calling for basic combinations. Switch.

Defense v. Low Round Kick (absorb)

Drill: Basic combinations + holder can throw Low Round Kick. B absorbs and counters with a Combination #6 (cross/hook/cross) or Combination #7 (hook/cross/hook).

Defense v. Low Round Kick (shin block)

Drill:  Basic combinations + holder can throw Low Round Kick. B shin blocks and counters with a Combination #6 (cross/hook/cross) or Combination #7 (hook/cross/hook).

Ground – Headlock from the Side Backward

Drill: Groups of 3; A is attacker; B is defender/striker; C is timekeeper/pad holder. A attacks B with Ground – Headlock from the Side Backward, giving active resistance. C counts how many seconds it takes B to extricate from headlock, and when B stands up counts off that many seconds for punches on a tombstone pad. Repeat for time before having students rotate through all positions.



Jumping Front Kick

Jumping Round Kick

Drill: Basic combatives on curved kick shield. When pad holder calls "UP!" Striker must throw Jumping Front Kick to Pad. Increase the number of kicks per verbal cue every minute for 3 minutes.

Drill: Same as previous drill but Striker throws Jumping Round Kick when pad holder calls "UP!"

Gun from Behind, Touching

Gun to the Side of the Head

Drill: Groups of 3. Repeat previous drill on pads. The third person in each group can attack the Striker with Gun from Behind, Touching or Gun to the Side of the Head.

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