Lesson Plans Wednesday, July 18, 2018

John Whitman
July 18, 2018

Beginner (A1)

Front Kick to a Vertical Target

Straight Punches


Drill 1: 1 attacker, 1 striker. Attacker with kick shield advances towards defender. Defender throws front kick to vertical target and then follows up with 6 straight punches. Strikers may start from fighting stance until they’re comfortable with range, then move to passive stance. Once in passive stance, attackers should make their advance faster and faster as striker has success delivering kick.

Drill 2: Now, Pad holder should move fast enough that Striker can't always make FKVT. When attacker comes in too fast, Striker hits frame-hold position to 4 frame-hold knees.

Drill 3: 30 seconds max straight punches standing, instructor calls "DOWN" and Striker and pad holder go to 30 seconds kneeling straight punches. Instructor calls "DOWN" one more time and 30 seconds hand combatives with striker on back and tombstone holder standing over them.

Choke from Behind

Final Drill: A's-B's-C's. A's are holding for Drill 2 from earlier. B's are Strikers/Defenders. C's are roaming attackers and can apply Choke from Behind to any B.

Intermediate (C1)

Headbutt Forward

Headbutt Side

Headbutt Backward

Focus mitts

Round 1: Basic combinations with a sprawl

Round 2: Striker stands close to wall with eyes closed. Mitt holder can orient them in any direction, and then gives a verbal cue. Depending on where holder stands, Striker makes Headbutt Forward, Headbutt Side, or Headbutt Backward, then turns and faces and makes an Elbow 1 followed up by Combo 8 (rear uppercut/lead hook/cross).

Defense v. Front Kick (redirect)

Defense v. Low Round Kick (absorb)

Defense v. Low Round Kick (shin block)

Drill: 3-step Isolation Sparring: A attacks B with 3 combatives in succession: the Low Round Kick with either leg or a lead hand straight punch. B can defend the low round kick with absorb or shin block and defends the jab with inside defense from Level 1. After defending, B will immediately attack A with the above in any order.

Drill: 3-step Isolation Sparring Round 2: Attacker can make low round kick with either leg, front kick with either leg, or jab.

Drill: 3-Step Isolation Sparring Round 3: Attacker can make low round kick with either leg, front kick with either leg, jab, or cross.

Advanced (C1)

Thai Pads

Round 1: All combinations

Round 2: Double the combination, i.e. when pad holder calls "2K" Striker makes a jab/cross/lead kick/jab/cross/lead kick

Round 3: Triple the combination + sprawls

Gun from the Front, 2 handed technique

Advanced Gun – from kneeling position

Drill: Ground, Pound, and Attack. A is at one end of the mat with a curved kick shield and B is stationed at opposite end with a gun on floor next to them. A makes 20 Ground and Pound strikes to pad and then sprints to B. B is doing 5 push ups and 5 air squats. If B is in push up position when A picks up gun, B makes Advanced Gun – from kneeling position. If B is doing air squats when A points gun at them, B makes Gun from the Front, 2 handed technique. After making defense, partners switch roles.

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