BEGINNER CLASS (A3) Warm Up: Shoulder Tag
Palm Heel Strike
Knees (Regular and Round)
Rounds: Basic Palm Heel combinations 1-4 with knee strikes
Choke from Behind
Drill: A/B drill. Group A attacks, Group B defends. Defenders stand in passive stance with eyes shut. Group A either chokes from behind or jostles defenders from the front before throwing an outside looping attack. Safety Note: Defender’s eye must open BEFORE winding up for the strike.
INTERMEDIATE CLASS (C3) Defensive Back Kick with a Spin
Focus Mitts & Belly Pads: Free work focus mitt combinations, when pad holder calls for “Kick!” striker throws defensive back kick with a spin.
Ground – side mount position and strikes
Ground – side mount to full mount
Ground – arm lock from side (Americana)
Drill: King of the Hill. Select 1 person to be “King of the hill” for every 5 people in class. Kings start on their back. Challengers start in side mount. Both count down (3, 2, 1, GO!). Challenger’s goal is to either get to full mount or submit King with arm lock from side. King’s goal is to either get to get to half guard, full guard, or sweep challenger. Winner stays as King and a new challenger begins the drill again. Note: New challenger should get the drill started as soon as possible and not let the current King have much rest. ADVANCED CLASS (C3) Focus mitts/Thai Pads from opposite stance
Review Headlock from the side
Headlock from the side, spinning inward
Headlock from the side, neck break
Drill: Roving attacker. Select 1 out of every 10 students in class to be the roving attacker. The reminder of the class free works on focus mitts. Roving attacker randomly attack strikers only with either regular headlock from the side, headlock from the side (spinning inward), or headlock from the side (neck break). Strikers must defend appropriately, finish the fight and continue with pad work.