Lesson Plans Tuesday, March 7, 2017

John Whitman
March 7, 2017

Beginner (A3)
Palm Heel Strikes
Review Elbow #1
Combos: "Jab/Cross/Rear elbow" and "Jab/Cross/Front elbow"
Ground - Back position & movement
Ground - Front kick
Ground - Standing up
Drill: non-stop Palm Heel Strikes and Elbows; when pad holder says “down!” the defender must sit down (FALL BREAK is OK if your students know it), then move and kick from ground until pad holder says “Up!” and defender must Get Up and continue striking; do 3 rounds alternating.

Intermediate (A3)
Front kick w/ advance (fighting & neutral stance)
Defense vs. front kick (redirect)
Focus mitt free work: have pad holder mix in groin kicks for striker to defend
Bearhug Front arms free (space)
Bearhug Front arms free (neck leverage)
Divide class in half. 1st group stands in passive stance, eyes closed. 2nd group attacks anyone in 1st group with bearhug from front arms free. Safety reminder: remind students to go slowly w/ neck leverage and leave enough space around themselves for the takedown.

Advanced (A3)
Focus mitt combinations - bare hands for striker
2 straight knees with a switch
Focus mitt/thai pad combinations (focus mitts and belly pad recommended): Free work w/ focus mitts, instructor yells for "knees" (2 straight knees w/ a switch) and "sprawls" randomly.
General defense vs. medium-to-high round kicks
Stick - baseball bat defense
Drill: Group of 3. Same focus mitt/thai pad drill as above, but now 3rd person has a stick and yells "THREAT" randomly getting striker's attention before attacking w/ baseball bat swing.

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