Lesson Plans Wednesday, June 21, 2023

John Whitman
June 21, 2023


Elbows 4-7

Knees w/ Clinch


Groups of 2, Striker, Padholder. Striker neutral, eyes closed. Padholder cues for an Elbow 4-7. Striker opens eyes, sees pad, sends appropriate elbow, then orients toward pad to Clinch and send a burst of Knees. Striker throws away and resets.

Choke Rear w/ Push


Groups of 3, Defender, Padholder, Attacker. Same as above, Padholder cues for Elbow + Orient/Clinch/Knees. While sending Knees, Attacker applies Choke Rear w/ Push. After defending, Defender resets. Repeat for time.



Ground - Strikes from Mount


Groups of 2, one on back, other mounting. On “GO!” person mounted sends all out strikes to pad. On “SWITCH!” person mounted stops striking, takes pad, and person in mount begins striking from below. Cue multiple switches for time then repeat swapping starting positions.

Ground - Elbow Escape

Ground - Dismount from Full Mount


Groups of 2, Groups of 2, one on back, other mounting. Person mounted attempts to use Elbow Escape to improve position. Person mounting attempts to capture hands for Dismount. Repeat, switching starting positions each time.

Choke Front Against Wall


Groups of 3, begin near wall, one on back, other mounting, one standing waiting. Person mounted moves hands/sends “strikes” to person mounting. Person mounting attempts to capture hands and Dismount. Upon getting to feet, person waiting applies Choke Against Wall. Defend and reset.



Stomp Kicks REVIEW (Defensive Front Kick, Side Kick, Back Kick)

Plucking/Rowing Defense vs. Front Kick

Plucking/Rowing Defense vs. Side Kick


Groups of 2, Defender, Attacker. Defender neutral, eyes closed. Attacker gives verbal cue and sends Front, Back or Side Kick. Defender opens eyes, defends, counters and resets.

Simple Takedown

Single Leg Takedown

Trigger Ground Sparring/Rolling:

Groups of 2, Attacker, Defender. Defender, Attacker. Defender neutral, eyes closed. Attacker takes Defender to the ground using Simple/Single Leg Takedown. After Takedown, both scramble for dominant position. Continue until dominant position is achieved OR time elapses. Repeat switching roles.

NOTE: If MMA gloves are available, strikes can be included.

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