Lesson Plans Wednesday, July 31, 2019

John Whitman
July 31, 2019

Beginner (A1)

Left/Right Combination

Front Kick (groin)

Round Kick

Drill: Target recognition; 1 curved kick shield holder and 1 striker. Pad holder can hold for Left/Right Combination, Front Kick (groin), or Round Kick

Drill: Horseshoe Drill

Drill: A/B/C Sprint Drill: Groups of 3; 2 curved kick shields per group. A’s stand with pads at one end of the mat holding for Left/Right Combination. B’s stand at opposite end of mat holding for Horseshoe Drill. C’s stand in between A and B. On instructor’s call of “A!” C sprints to A and throws nonstop, hard straight punches. On instructor’s call of “B!” C sprints to B and kicks for Horseshoe Drill. Instructor should vary the length of time on the pad and sometimes C doesn’t make it to A or B before having to sprint again.

Choke from the Front, 2 handed Pluck

Choke from Behind

Drill: A/B Drill. A’s are staggered in neutral position with eyes closed. B’s are roaming attackers and can apply Choke from the Front, 2 handed Pluck or Choke from Behind. 2 minutes then switch roles.


Intermediate (C1)

Hook Punch

Headbutt forward

Focus Mitts

Round 1: Combinations 3, 6, 7, and 9

Round 2: Same as Round 1, but every combination begins with Headbutt Forward

Round 3: Puke Round! 30 seconds of power Left/Right combinations, 30 seconds of two power hooks left and 2 power hooks right, 30 seconds of 2 straight punches to a sprawl, 30 seconds of straight punches for speed.

Kick off the Guard

Ground- Choke from the side- show kick first, similar to kick off the guard

Ground- Choke from the side- Arm Bar

Ground- Headlock Side Backward

Drill: eyes closed. Attacker; makes choke from the side or headlock from side. When defending Choke from the side- if the attackers stays  close, use arm bar; if you can make space, Kick him away; After each successful defense, get up and work focus mitts (use today’s combo) then drop and restart.


Advanced (C1)

Thai Pads

Round 1: 1K-10K

Round 2: Add a cross after each combination. Emphasize returning to a good stance immediately following round kick in order to throw a cross with knockout power.

Round 3: After the combination followed by a cross, add a lead switch knee to rear elbow. Have students play with stepping forward with lead leg after the lead knee in order to be in elbow range.

Knife Defense v. Straight Stab

Advanced Gun- from the front, assailant pushing

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