🥋Week 15 Breakdown!🥋

Welcome back to our Weekly Breakdown or Week 15! At Gracie Barra Saddle Rock, our commitment to providing age-appropriate, comprehensive self-defense and Jiu-Jitsu training is unwavering. This week, we focus on Week 15 of our curriculum, tailored for ages 3-4, ages 5-6, ages 7-9, ages 10-13 and up! The structured programs are designed to instill confidence, discipline, and foundational skills in our young martial artists.

Word of The Week: Team

In jiu-jitsu, the concept of a team is vital as it encompasses the community of practitioners who train, support, and learn from each other. Although jiu-jitsu can be practiced individually, progress is heavily reliant on partners for drilling techniques, sparring, and providing feedback. A strong team environment encourages mutual respect, camaraderie, and collective growth.

Tiny Champions (Ages 3-4) & Little Champions 1 (Ages 5-6):

Ground Technique: 1 Arm Under Guard Pass

This week, Tiny Champions will be introduced to various break fall techniques. These techniques are essential for ensuring safety during falls, helping our youngest students learn how to protect themselves from injury. Through guided practice, they will build confidence in their ability to fall safely.

Ground Technique: 1 Arm Under Guard Pass

Ground techniques form the core of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and this week, our Tiny Champions will focus on the “1 Arm Under Guard Pass.” This move teaches them how to navigate an opponent’s guard effectively. It is a fundamental skill that builds their understanding of control and movement on the ground.

Little Champions 2 (Ages 7-9) & Juniors (Ages 7-9)

Self Defense: Headlock Escape 2

For our Little Champions 2 & Juniors, self-defense training this week will cover the “Headlock Escape 2: Catch the Head.” This technique is crucial for escaping from headlocks, a common hold that children might encounter. The focus will be on teaching them how to safely and effectively free themselves from this position.

Stand Up Technique: Single Leg Takedown with Grips

The stand-up technique for this week is the “Single Leg Takedown with Grips.” This move is fundamental for transitioning from standing to a dominant position on the ground. Students will learn the importance of grips and leverage to execute this takedown efficiently.

Ground Technique: Instructor’s Choice – Guard Passing

Ground techniques will center around guard passing, with the instructor selecting specific drills to enhance the students’ skills. This personalized approach allows for addressing the unique needs and progress of each student, ensuring a well-rounded understanding of guard passing strategies.

Adults & Teens Fundamentals Class

Self-Defense: Strike Techniques

In Class A, students will learn how to block a front kick and execute an elbow strike. This combination is crucial for neutralizing an opponent’s attack and creating an opportunity for a counter-strike. By practicing these techniques, students enhance their ability to defend themselves in real-life scenarios.

In Class B, the focus will be on blocking a high round kick, followed by an inside hook takedown and a straight footlock. This sequence helps in transitioning from a standing defense to a dominant position on the ground.

Sport Jiu-Jitsu: Guard Top Techniques

Class A will cover opening the guard while standing up with two hands on the pants, followed by the leg drag guard pass. These techniques are essential for maintaining control and advancing positions in Jiu-Jitsu.

Class B will include opening the guard on the knees with both hands on the pants, and the two arms under the leg guard pass on the knees. These methods provide alternatives for breaking an opponent’s guard and achieving a superior position.

Adults & Teens No-Gi Class

Stand-Up Technique: Leg Grabs

Class A will focus on the “Drop Double,” a powerful takedown technique that involves grabbing the opponent’s legs and driving them to the mat. This technique is fundamental in wrestling and No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu.

Class B will cover the “Outside Single,” another effective leg grab technique. This move is versatile and can be used to transition smoothly into various ground position.

Ground Technique: Guard Top Escapes

Class A will teach the Kimura escapes and triangle escapes. These techniques are vital for defending against submissions and reversing positions during a match.

Class B will concentrate on guillotine escapes from both closed guard and open guard. Mastering these escapes allows practitioners to avoid one of the most common and dangerous submissions in No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu

Thank you for checking out our Weekly Breakdown or Week 15! We look forward to seeing you on the mats and helping you develop both your physical and mental strength through jiu-jitsu. Let’s make this week a great one!

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