Lesson Plans Wednesday, April 17, 2019

John Whitman
April 17, 2019

Beginner (B1)

Straight Punch with Advance

Straight Punch with Retreat

Round Kick

Drill: A’s hold for B’s at one end of the mat. On instructor’s “GO!” B’s make Straight Punch with Advance all the way across room and at the end of mat, make a round kick right or left depending on A’s hold. Then B makes Straight Punch with Retreat all the way back. Once A and B reach beginning point, they switch. Have students attempt to get the most rounds in as a team in 2 minutes. Winning team does not do 5 burpees.

Choke from the Side

Round Kick from the Ground

Drill: Groups of 3; A’s hold pad; B’s are Strikers/Defenders; C’s are attackers. A holds for 4 Straight Punches with Advance, 4 Straight Punches with Retreat, and 2 round kicks right, 2 round kicks left. At any time, C can apply Choke from the Side OR give verbal cue of “DOWN” and B makes Round Kick from the Ground.


Intermediate (B1)

Hook Punch

Uppercut Punch

Drill: Focus mitt combinations 8 (Rear Uppercut/Lead Hook/Cross), 9 (Lead Uppercut/Cross/Lead Hook), and 10 (Cross/Lead Uppercut/Cross)

Drill: 30/60/90

30 Seconds: Nonstop Punches

15 Seconds Rest

60 Seconds: Knees in the Thai Clinch

15 Seconds Rest

90 Seconds: Striker starts with straight punches, on instructors call of “SPRAWL”, defender sprawls, gets up and changes to Knee strikes. Switch strikes after every sprawl.

Basic Takedown Defense (quick review)

Inside Defense with Counter v. Left Punch

Inside Defense with Counter v. Right Punch (2 counters)

Inside Defense with Counter v. Right Punch (1 counter)

Drill: A can throw a left or right straight punch. B defends with an inside defense with counter from above with follow-up combatives.

Drill: Non-compliant Attacker: During follow-up combatives, A can make the beginning of a takedown by attempting to put shoulder to B’s torso/waist and hands behind their legs. B should intercept with Basic Takedown Defense.


Advanced (B1)

Thai Pads

Round 1: Free work using combinations 1K-10K

Round 2: Free work. Add the following covering defenses and counters: Cover against the left hook and counter with a 7, cover against the right hook and counter with a 6,

Round 3: Free work. Add cover against the left hook to the body and counter with an 8, cover against the right hook to the body and counter with a  9

Full Nelson – finger strip

Full Nelson – throw

Full Nelson – sweep


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