8/29-9/4: September Self Defense!
Shoutout to everyone that made it to see Jaylin off. He’ll be back, and I’m sure he’ll have plenty to show us when he gets back in a couple years. Also shout out to Moon for covering plenty of classes whilst we had some instructors out last week. We have some more out this week and Joe gonna be getting fucked up as the Uke plenty. Bless up.
With it being September, and kids are finally back to school, many kids are feeling the pains of being back to school and are targets and we should see an influx of sign ups this month. Let’s make sure our current kids are getting what they need for Jiu Jitsu in a self defense realm. There should be some kind of standing every single week. but we will progress to the ground and everything will be strike based even if it’s defensive.
Work on standing up for themselves verbally. This is how KIDS are attacked. Unlike in a combative environment where often we don’t know we’re in a fight for our life until it’s on, kids have some kind of character, even when they’re pieces of shit. They do it face to face.
-Bully walks up on kid talking shit; Kid creates a verbal boundary (stop, or back up) and creates a physical boundary with high hands . takes up to two steps back and begins to move laterally.
-When the Bully gets within hands distance, give a push; Bully comes back at them with the punch, blast double leg.
Even if the kids do the move, it’s not real unless the intent in the double leg is there, be ready to break out the crash pad. The “bully” in these cases should be prepared to do a break fall and wrap up the Jiu Jitsu kid in a closed guard. This will help us go into the weeks coming forward.
Day 2: Getting up From the closed guard. Having them do what they did day 1 as a warmup. have the closed guard individual get up from a knee shield scenario. then as a second option work back up to the feet, this can be done with a standing or looming adversary . Eject them with feet on hips leg press. and butt scoot to the wall and do a technical stand up. other bully can rush them with the kick shields to add some “chaos”
Advanced Kids: MMA
I want their Self defense to start the same, but I would like this month to be more like an MMA fight for them, the walls are similar to that of hallways with lockers etc. We will have them doing more punching offensively and defensively. This month will be cool
Adults: Self Defense Punch block to safety clinch, Underhook & post/frame, or Body Lock
know your strengths. Monday I will have us do lots of options. It will lead into many things we’ve been doing lately and have a “sport”(whatever that means) feel to it like leaping to the back mount, and guillotines and front headlock. If you don’t know too much about punch blocks, and you’re teaching or even assisting kids, please come Monday.
Monday Cole’s Class Sequences
-Punch Block >Underhook & Frame> Knee to Osoto Gari >KOB>Back Mount>RNC
-PB>U&F>knee>Standing Guillotine to Ground Guillotine
-Options for stack or bail defense
-After Standing Guillotine >Snap Down>
-Spin behind, or Guillotine, or anaconda/arm in front head lock
Tuesday/ Thursday was the above but also prepped with Side break fall from dead lift position into re-guard and ejection from feet on hips to technical stand up.
Advanced Adults: Deep Half guard