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JANUARY CURRICULUM 

STRIKING

 

Arm Shield Fundamentals

 

Part 1 Movements 

  • Right Arm Shield (Block Left Hook)

  • Jab

  • Cross 

Part 2 Movements

  • Left Arm Shield (Block Right Hook)

  • Cross

  • Left Hook

Training Notes:

 

Intended as a "Drill", this combination is designed to develop quick defensive reflexes when blocking; the continuous loop allows the student to refinine details and increase speed.  

Arm Shield

  • Raise your shoulders and create a solid structure with your arm that protects the ear, head, jaw, and nose

  • The hand should cup half way between the back of your head and the top of the head, this will allow for the arm to create a good angle to protect vital areas while minimising openings

  • The elbow should be aligned with the tip of your nose, with your eyes looking over the tip of your elbow, this maximises protection of the nose and jaw against straight line attacks such as a Jab, or Cross.

  • The other hand should rest on the cheek bone, ready to defend or engage as required; this placement optimises reflex timing.

Jab

  • Drive power forward from your rear leg pushing

  • Simultaneously extend your lead arm in a straight line, pushing from your elbow by your side

  • Shoulder and jaw should make contact to maximise protection against a counter strike and to create efficient bone alignment

  • Squeeze the fist on impact

  • Make contact with the large knuckles of the index and middle finger, these are stronger and will not break as easily  

Cross

  • Drive power from the rear leg; while delivering the Cross, pivot the rear foot so toes face the target, this engages the hip and transfers power into the shoulder and through to the fist

  • Extend your rear arm in a straight line, pushing from your elbow by your side

  • Shoulder and jaw should make contact to maximise protection against a counter strike and to create efficient bone alignment

  • Squeeze the fist on impact

  • Make contact with the large knuckles of the index and middle finger, these are stronger and will not break as easily

Kicking Fundamentals 

Part 1

  • Roundhouse Kick

  • Jab

  • Cross

Part 2

  • Switch Kick

  • Cross

  • Left Hook

Training Notes:

Intended as a "Drill", this combination is designed to develop quick fundamental kicking attacks on each leg; the continuous loop allows the student to refinine details and increase speed. 

Roundhouse Kick

  • Right Dracula Guard 

  • Stay on the ball of the foot

  • Bring rear knee up high

  • Pull the Dracula Guard into Running Man as the kicking leg extends

  • Pivot on the support leg so toes face away from the target, this turns and engages the hip so the kicking leg will progress horizontally

  • Make contact with the shin bone

  • Pivot the support leg back to the original position, and return kicking leg back to Fight Stance

Switch Kick

  • Left Dracula Guard

  • Stay on the ball of the foot

  • Skip Step (horizontal feet alignment)

  • Bring the lead knee up high

  • Pull the Dracula Guard into Running Man as the kicking leg extends

  • Pivot on the support leg so toes face away from the target, this turns and engages the hip so the kicking leg will progress horizontally

  • Make contact with the shin bone

  • Pivot the support leg back to the original position, and return kicking leg back to Fight Stance

Striking Combinations

Part 1 

  • Outside Slip the Jab 

  • Cross, Left Hook

  • Switch Kick 

  • (Advanced: + Cross, Leg Kick)

Part 2 

  • Outside Slip the Cross

  • Left Hook

  • Cross

  • Roundhouse Kick

  • (Advanced: + Jab, Inside Leg Kick)

Training Notes:

  • Slipping allows for an quick counter strike while the opponent has committed the punch

  • Slipping the punch; keep shoulders and guard high, dip the head and upper torso into the forward diagonal angles, punch should glide over each shoulder

  • Create efficiency from punching to kicking; observe how each punch can turn into a Dracula Guard when the kick is the next movement executed


 

GRAPPLING & THROWS

Part 1

  • Outside Slip the Jab

  • Cross

  • Left Hook

  • Switch Knee

  • Outside Sweep Throw

  • Knee On Belly

  • Ground n Pound

  • Wrist Control

  • Disengage

Part 2 

  • Outside Slip the Cross

  • Left Hook, Cross

  • Switch Knee

  • Underhook

  • Hip Throw

  • Knee On Belly

  • Ground n Pound

  • Wrist Control

  • Disengage

Training Notes:

  • Outside Sweep - best to effect the partners balance first before throwing, push the chin up, this will curve the spine; sweep the leg to finish

  • Underhook - grip the belt, arm bit part of the jacket, or cup the lat muscle for No-Gi

  • Hip Throw - Step into their centre-line, keep hips close to theirs, sit on an imaginary chair, create lift in the through through extension of the legs

  • Knee On Belly - Keep foot against the belt with shin across the belly and sternum, wide high-seated stance for maximum stability, keep support leg away from nearside arm to avoid counter, base-out with hands if balance is lost, keep support leg active when partner moves

GROUND

  • Hip Throw/Outside Sweep

  • Knee On Belly

  • Kesa Gatame

  • Side Control

  • Cross-Face

  • Arm Attack Sequence

    • Shoulder Lock

    • Straight Arm Lock

    • Reverse Shoulder Lock

  • Knee On Belly

  • Ground n Pound

  • Wrist Control

  • Disengage

*Partner: Resist with submission defences, and positional escapes

Training Notes:

  • Kesa Gatame - Control near-side arm this is most important, keep weight distribution on solar plexus, legs scissored out wide to provide maximum stability. This position is also valuable to attain the near side arm if lost from partner Framing.

  • Side Control - Knee near the ear other knee near the hip, head and arm control, keep pressure on solar plexus, keep hips low and tight, remove space.

  • Cross Face - Control far-side arm with arm-pit control, apply shoulder pressure on jawbone. This position allows for one hand to be free and acts as a counter against the Side Control Escape.

  • Shoulder Lock - Figure-4 Grip control must be tight "rev" hands down, lift elbow and drag fingers towards the hip for submission

  • Straight Arm Lock - Figure-4 Grip with forearm bone used as a fulcrum against the elbow joint, control wrist to ensure elbow is facing down, "rev" hands down for submission

  • Reverse Shoulder Lock - Reverse-Figure-4 Grip move into Kesa-Gatame and step over the head, push hands away to submit.  

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