Week of 1/9-1/13: Initiate
Word of the Month: initiate–begin, commence, start, initiate, inaugurate, usher in mean to take the first step in a course, process, or operation. begin, start, and commence are often interchangeable.
Week 2: Share your goals and change you’re looking to initiate in your life with the students and then ask if any of them if they have any resolutions for the new year and change they’d like to take the first step toward. Let them know these changes can’t be too big or too small because big goals need a lot of little steps. The best way to eat an elephant is one bite at a time.
Curriculum: Breaking Grips Standing to standing Rear Body lock (can be via front body lock). to some basic mat return to back mount short choke if applicable to students
Specialization: Standing Outside Passing vs Open Guards
Muay Thai Curriculum style:
Joint Articulation- Individual joints
Mobility- plyometric style exercises
Circuit- 2×3 min rounds total with 30 seconds per exercise. Upper body, lower body, core. one round off. then another with different Upper, lower, core.
Gloves on- 35 minutes left in class
20 minutes of drilling (5-6 x3 minute rounds) Upper body combos *Punches and elbows
Lower body Kicks offense and/or Defense ( for example, one inside kick one outside kick)
Finish with combining punches and kicks simple or not. like
1, low kick, reset, 1,2.
*always Muay Thai Marching
“circuit”- games, ladder drills, obstacle course, etc. let the kids be kids
Upper body focus- Seated criss cross or kneeling- Upper body strikes to help with details like rotation and snapping on punches
Lower Body kick/ knee Focus specific
Repetition Training/Technical for Punches – This is lining them up like Karate and having them do simple upper body combos or build. 10-20 reps. this is where they can hold a jab and you have them hold the finishing position to check their posture between resets. then a cross for instance. then a jab cross then a double jab cross. have fun with it.
Combination training: combo drill in front of one another taking turns 1&1 or 3&3. if the kids are not ready to receive a kick yet. don’t have them. have the other kid spin through on their kick instead of impacting the other child. *****always muay thai marching
also good to finish with bag training.