Straight Punches – include movement; have the pad holder call out “Go” and “Time”; sometimes, after the punches, the pad holder should walk forward and the puncher must move off line. NOTE: be sure the pad holders only walk forward AFTER the punches have stopped.
Front Kick Vertical Target
Combo: Front Kick Vertical Target/Left/Right
Choke from the Side
Drill: Eyes Closed — either a choke from the side or a slight push to signal a Front Kick.
INTERMEDIATE CLASS (A1)
Focus Mitts: 3 rounds of 2 minutes, emphasize movement after the combination
Bearhug Front, Arms Free, Neck Leverage
Ground – discuss control in the guard, preferably with your right hand wrapped around the attacker’s neck and your left hand overlooking the attacker’s right arm to prevent punches.
Ground – Kick Off from Guard
Drill: hold the attacker close in guard; as he tries to pull his head away, Kick Off from Guard
Drill: Attacker makes bearhug; defender tries to defend; sometimes, the attacker yells “Down!” and the defender must drop down, pull guard, and execute the ground techniques.
ADVANCED CLASS (A1)
Thai Pads: 3 rounds of 2 minutes, 30 second rest; emphasis on footwork and movement immediately following the combo; have the pad holder throw jabs to test distance after some combinations