BEGINNER CLASS (A1)
Palm Heel Strike
Front Kick (groin)
Cauldron Drill: 1 tombstone pad holder, 1 striker, 3 rounds. Pad holder calls for either “punches,” “elbow,” or “kick,” Striker delivers appropriate combative from the list above once in round 1, twice in round 2 and three times in round three.
Choke from the Front (2-handed)
A/B Drill: half the class is A other half is B. Group B stands in passive stance with eyes shut, Group A attacks anyone in group B with either choke from the front or by presenting a pad for any of the combatives listed above. INTERMEDIATE CLASS (C1)
Focus Mitt Drill “Read & React”: Round 1: Focus mitt holders swing big looping hooks at strikers. Strikers bob & weave underneath, then throw the appropriate hook punch. Round 2: Focus mitt holders wind-up and throw a straight punch. Strikers slip the punch, then throw the appropriate hook punch. Round 3: Focus mitt holders may throw hooks or straight punches for strikers to read and react to. As the round goes on, mitt holders should progressively tighten up their punches so there is little to no wind-up by the end. Note: Focus mitt holders should not punch faster unless their striker has good recognition with slow punches & no wind-up.
Front kick with Advance (fighting & neutral stance)
Ground – Kick off from Guard
Drill: 1 striker, 1 tombstone pad holder. Striker throws advancing groin kick. Immediately after the kick, pad holder throws the pad off to the side and takes the striker down (basic takedown/tackle) into full guard. Striker must kick off from guard, stand up, then the drill repeats.
ADVANCED CLASS (C1)
Review all Bearhug defenses
Full Nelson – Sweep
Full Nelson – Throw
Full Nelson – Finger Strip
Circle-of-Death Drill: 1 defender standing on a crash pad in passive stance, eyes shut. Rest of class takes turns attacking with any Bearhug or Full Nelson attack. Safety Note: Attacks should happen in quick succession, however, ensure that previous attacker clears the crash mat fully before next attack begins