Wednesday’s second lesson was my regular junior/senior double private class. The junior lesson began my client’s course on submission grappling/ground-training and my senior lesson focused on MMA combination work.
I introduced my junior client to ground-fighting with a series of basic specific callisthenics – bear crawls, lizard crawls, seal crawls, monkey crawls and snaking. We then looked at side-control and scarf-hold along with transitioning from these two pins. I also introduced north-south.
After a warm-up of focus mitts/belly pad and Thai pads/belly pad, we moved onto the following three combinations:
Round Kick/Catch Kick/Overhand Punch/Double-Leg Takedown
2 x Switch-Kick/Shuffle/Knee Pick
We finished with a five minute round of MMA sparring.