Lesson Plans Tuesday, July 25, 2023

John Whitman
July 25, 2023

Beginner (A1)
Strikes from neutral position:
Elbow 1
Hammerfist to the Side/Behind
Front Kick Groin
Then: Bursting 45 degrees off angle punches from neutral. Emphasize appropriate leg leading the burst and further hand throwing the strike
Drill: Monkey in the Middle. Groups of 3; 2 pad holders and 1 striker. Striker is in center in neutral with eyes closed. Pad holders offer a verbal cue from anywhere 360 around striker, in mid-range. Striker chooses most appropriate initial combative (bursting punch/elbow, hammerfist to the side, or hammerfist behind and then 6 follow-up hand combatives. Have pad holders cue in quick succession and sometimes disrupt with verbal cue before striker completes follow-up combatives.
Choke from the Side
Drill: Same as previous drill, but now pad holders can drop pad and apply Choke from the Side. Defender makes defense and returns back to neutral position with eyes closed.

Intermediate (C1)
Defense v. Low Round Kick (absorb)
Defense v. Low Round Kick (shin block)
Thai Pads and shin guards
Round 1: Free work on the thai pads.
Round 2: Free work + Striker defends against low round kick with either absorb or check. If Striker defending on the outside of their lead leg, defend and counter with Combo #7. If Striker defending against the inside low kick or a low kick to the back leg, defend and counter with Combo #6.
Round 3: Puke round! 30 seconds of power straight punches, 30 seconds of 2 round kicks right and 2 round kicks left, 30 seconds of knees, 30 seconds of speed punches, 30 seconds of check the low round kick and kick back (if checking a low round kick to the outside of the lead leg, then kick back with the lead leg, and if checking against the inside low round kick, kick back with the rear leg).
Ground – Forward roll
Ground – Forward roll, back fall break
Drill: Split partners into A's and B's. A is Defender and stands on one end of mat with curved kick shield on floor in front of them. B is the Attacker stands behind them. B pushes A from behind, and A makes a Forward Roll over the curved kick shield, making sure to use a figure 4 position with legs to finish facing B. Once A makes the forward roll, B picks up the kick shield, walks quickly to A, and holds for hand combatives until instructor calls "TIME!" Switch roles back and forth.
Drill: Now, pad is a little further in front of A. When A feels the push, A runs to pad and makes a Forward roll, back fall break. B sprints after A, picks up the pad and holds for Front Kick from the Ground from Level 1. A then makes a tactical get-up and throws non-stop hand combatives until instructor calls "TIME!" Switch roles back and forth.

Advanced (C1)
Spinning Heel Kick
Partner and Kick Shield
1 2 minute round of target recognition each
Combative Stations: Multiple Lines of 5 or so depending on numbers (add G&P to a pad if you need to even the group numbers up). One minute at each station, non-stop, as hard and fast as possible. 10 seconds to transition to next pad. After full rotation, pad holders and strikers switch roles.
Round 1 Stations:
-Straight punches
-Front kick groin
-2 round kicks right, 2 round kicks left
-2 punches to an elbow
Round 2 Stations:
-2 palms to an elbow
-Round kick to a sprawl
-Forward Hammerfists
-Spinning Heel Kick
-2 punches to a burpee
Drill: Spinning Heel Kick Challenge! Have students see who can throw the most spinning heel kicks to pad.
Knife – defense v. upward stab. Emphasize attackers recoiling knife after 360/making sewing needle movement in a realistic stabbing motion.
Knife – defense v. forward slash
Drill: A/B drill. Attackers can make Upward Stab or Forward Slash. If defender does not securely control the weapon after redirect, attacker can change angle of attack from Upward Stab to Forward Slash or vice versa.

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