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2.27.2006

GJ Team Solid

Team Solid T-shirtSo Derrick came up with the best fight team name in an interview when he described us as "...a solid group of jiu-jitsu and mixed martial arts fighters in Champaign, Illinois." From him this is a high compliment and also a great team name. Tonight Jeff, Kyle and I did several rounds with Derrick.
Afterward we ran a regular practice. We started with muay thai using a focus mitt (opposite cross) and a thai pad, 3 minute rounds:
Basic thai warm-up
Four and five count kick combinations
Junior students worked on four count combinations:
  1. Lead kick-cross-lead hook-rear kick
  2. Rear kick-lead hook-cross-lead kick
While senior students worked on five count combinations:
  1. Lead kick-cross-cross-lead hook-rear kick
  2. Rear kick-lead body hook-lead head hook-cross-lead kick
Reverse 3 Variations
The reverse 3 combination is jab-lead hook-cross can be finished with:
  • Hook -- simple basic set-up
  • Kick (lead kick) -- switch-up level
  • Knee (lead hand neck control, lead knee) -- closing distance, working to clinch
  • Tiip -- opening distance, use for intercept reaction
4 minute Tabata protocol with shadowboxing in intervals
  • Pitterpat
  • Irregular jump/sprawl
  • Kicks
  • Other side Kicks
  • Crosses and hooks
  • Push-ups
  • Spider-(wo)man drill
  • Sprawl
Next we split practice between junior and senior students. Juniors worked on breakfalls while seniors reviewed the leg reaps. Paulo pointed out set-ups for grabbing the leg from the inside line sweeps:
Inside Line Inside Reap to Single Leg
Your opponent steps to avoid the reap, anchoring their other leg. Use this to pick the leg so that it is trapped between your legs or controlling inside line with leg on the outside. Take down with your favorite single variation or reap leg from outside leg grip.
Inside Line Outside Reap to Single Leg
Again your opponent avoids the reap by stepping, anchoring the other leg. Use this to pick the leg so that it is trapped between your legs or controlling outside line with leg on the outside. Take down with your favorite single variation or bump to leg underhook to pull or lift and bump.
The juniors reviewed self-defense techniques with Jeff, Jim, and Joe for the last 20 minutes.

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