Lesson Plans Wednesday, February 14, 2018

John Whitman
February 13, 2018

Beginner (A2)

Movement-Fighting Stance Moving Forward, Left, Right, Back

Punches-Left/Right combination

Round Kick

Drill: Teamwork Makes the Dream Work! 1 minute: Partner A throws 2 punches on pad, does 1 push-up then takes the pad from B. B throws 2 punches and a push-up. A throws 4 punches and 1 push-up, they switch, then 6 punches and 1 push-up, etc. with partners attempting to make as many punches as possible in 1 minute. The partner group that has accumulated the most punches wins. Everyone else does 5 burpees.

Drill: Same as above, but with 1:30 on the clock, replacing punches with 2 round kicks left and 2 round kicks right and 1 sprawl. Number of kicks always increases by 2 each leg.

Choke from the Front with a Push


Drill: Diving for the pads: Curved kick shield is centered on the mat with partners facing each other on opposite ends of the room. On instructor's call of "GO!" whoever touches the pad first gets to be holder and holds for non-stop punches until instructor calls "TIME!" OR drops pad and applies Choke from the Front with a Push. Rotate one line to allow for different match-ups, change distance from pad, and/or have them begin prone, or make them bearcrawl to pad, etc.

Intermediate (A2)

Inside Slap Kick

Outside Slap Kick

Focus mitts

Round 1: Combinations 1-4

Round 2: Combinations 1-4 + mitt holder can hold either focus mitt in position for a hook, Striker throws Inside Slap Kick or Outside Slap Kick

Inside Defense v. Left/Right

Defense v. High Round Kick (2 and 3 points)

Defense v. High Round Kick (covering)

Drill: 5 for 5: A can attack B with Left/Right combination OR High Round Kick. B defends and counters with 3-4 combatives. Partners switch roles every 5 attacks.

Advanced (A2)

Scissor Front Kick

2 Jumping Front Kicks

Jumping Side Kick

Drill: Karate Kid Competition: Stack 2-3 curved kick shields at the center of the room. Have students attempt a Jumping Side Kick over the pads without knocking any over. Every student who successfully clears the stack has to try with another pad added to increase the height. Winner clears the most pads. If most of the students have trouble at the early on, you can change/add the competition to distance and have students attempt to Jumping Side Kick over pads lined up next to each other.

Knife – defense v. upward stab

Advanced Gun – from front, assailant using off hand

Drill: A/B Drill including Knife – defense v. upward stab and Advanced Gun – from front, assailant using off hand.

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