BEGINNER CLASS (A2)
Palm Heel Strikes
Straight Punch Low
Drill: Cauldron. 1 tombstone pad holder, 1 striker. Pad holder can call any of the following commands; punches high, punches low, kick, or sprawl. Pad holder is responsible for presenting pad for appropriate strike (i.e. calling “kick” and holding for either a groin kick or round kick). Round 1 – single combinations of everything. Round 2 – double combinations. Round 3 – triple combinations.
Inside Defense vs. Low Straight Punch
Choke from Front (1-handed)
Drill: A/B drill. Group A attacks, group B defends. Defenders stand in passive stance, eyes shut. Attackers either choke from front, or lightly shove defender before throwing low straight punch. Note: attackers should only shove hard enough to make defenders take 1 step back at most.
INTERMEDIATE CLASS (A2) Inside Slap Kick
Outside Slap Kick
Focus Mitt Rounds: Free work combinations. Pad holders can call for slap kicks at any time. Round 1 – Combinations only. Round 2 – add sprawls. Round 3 – add bobbing/weaving.
Reverse Headlock Standing
Drill: Groups of 3. 1 focus mitt holder, 1 striker, 1 attacker. Repeat round 3 from focus mitt rounds above. Attacker may jump in at any time to apply reverse headlock standing on striker. Striker must allow attack to come on before defending, finish with combatives then return to focus mitt work.
ADVANCED CLASS (A2) Scissor Round Kick
Jumping Round Kick
Thai Pad Rounds: Free work all combinations with a kick. Round 1 – Standard Combinations with regular round kicks. Round 2 – All kicks become scissor round kicks. Round 3 – All kicks become jumping round kicks.
Knife – Defense vs. Straight Stab
Knife – Defense vs. Back Slash
Drill: A/B drill. Group A attacks, Group B defends. Defenders stand in passive stance, eyes shut. Attackers may either straight stab or back slash defenders. No verbal warnings, attacker simply begin attacking rapidly with their chosen attack. Defenders must respond quickly & appropriately.