THE PORTAL

FEBRUARY CURRICULUM

 

STRIKING

 

Parry Fundamentals

 

Part 1 Movements

  • Parry the Jab

  • Cross

  • Outside Leg Kick

  • Jab

  • Cross to the Body

 

Part 2 Movements

  • Parry the Jab

  • Jab

  • Inside Leg Kick

  • Cross

  • Jab to the Body

 

Part 3 Movements

  • Parry the Cross

  • Cross

  • Outside Leg Kick

  • Jab

  • Cross to the Body

 

Part 4 Movements

  • Parry the Cross

  • Jab

  • Inside Leg Kick

  • Cross

  • Jab to the Body

 

Training notes:

Parry

  • For this drill, Parry with the hand on the same side they are striking with (Eg: mirrored)

  • You will have success with the Parry provided you have a good stance with hands positioned eye level

  • Parry the strike with an open hand and hit diagonally downwards on the wrist (where a watch would be located), be sure not to catch and pull the wrist with your fingers as a hook as this is a different technique

  • Be sure not to over extend your parry either by reaching too high, or hitting too low; keep your stance correct and extend the hand to chest level then return hand back to stance immediately for the follow-up counter. Over extending will compromise your stance and leave you open for a counter strike.

 

Kicks

  • Be sure to setup each kick with a Dracula Guard, if you are kicking with your right leg, set it up with a right-side Dracula Guard.

  • Notice how each strike before the kick will lead you into a Dracula Guard, Eg: the Cross will lead into a right hand side Dracula Guard which will follow up with a right Outside Leg Kick; this creates great efficiency of movement between punching and kicking

  • Pivot the support leg while executing the kick, this will roll the hip and generate more power with better angle trajectory

  • For the Inside Leg Kick, angle your kick diagonally upwards; for the Outside Leg Kick, angle your kick diagonally downwards  

  • Make contact with the shin bone against the pressure points in the leg; do not make contact with the foot as the bones are weak and ineffective for damage

 

Body Shots

  • Change Levels while striking to the body and move the head off the center line; this reduces the ability of receiving a counter strike

  • Cross: Pivot rear foot and drop knee low to the ground, dip head off the center line to the left and throw the Cross with fist pivoted

  • Jab: Push off the back foot, dip head off the center line to the right and throw the Jab with fist pivoted

  • Finish the body shot by changing angle, or moving away in order to minimise risk of counter strike

 

GRAPPLING & THROWS

 

Part 1 - Close the Distance

  • Parry the jab

  • Cross

  • Left Elbow

  • Thai Clinch

Part 2 - Clinch work

  • Thai Clinch

  • Wrestlers Clinch

  • 2-on-1

  • Partner counters by pulling away

 

Part 3 – Single Leg Takedown

  • 2-on-1

  • Warrior Walk

  • Drive with the head

  • Single Leg Catch

  • Baby Carry

  • Grab Waist

  • Foot Trip

  • Takedown to Side Control

 

Training Notes:

  • Wrestlers Clinch: keep dominant arm and leg forward for stronger control

  • 2-on-1: Posture away, use the shoulder and wrist control to strip their Collar-Tie away, swim hand in to capture shoulder, create pressure against opponents shoulder to keep their posture down

  • Practice the Warrior Walk as a fundamental movement drill for this technique

  • Drive forward with the head when Warrior Walking and catching the Single Leg, this will create an off-balance in their stance and minimise risk of counter strike

  • Baby Carry deep on the arms, not the hands; the hands are a weaker grip

  • Off balance opponent by keeping the leg high, trap the foot and execute the takedown when their weight is disrupted

  • Complete the takedown and move into Side Control

 

GROUND

  • Side Control

  • Side Control Attack System

  • Partner: Side Control Shrimp Escape

  • Closed Guard

 

Training Notes:

  • Side Control Escape: Bridge hips and reach across partners ear to create space, insert forearm frames by catching the hip and shoulder (think T-Rex arms), bridge hips and simultaneously shrimp out to create space then insert your knee then shin across opponents hips, use this as leverage to create more space and square up, control posture with a closed guard and head-arm control.

 

 

 

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