Palm Heel Strikes
Knees (regular & round)
Choke from the side
Drill: 1 focus mitt holder, 1 striker, 1 attacker. Striker starts in passive stance with eyes closed, focus mitt holder verbally gets striker’s attention. Striker opens eyes, recognizes threat and delivers an eye strike (to the mitt) before following up with a broken flurry of palm heel strikes. Attacker jumps in soon after the flurry begins with a choke from the side on striker. Striker defends, finishes the fight, and resets to passive stance with eyes shut. Repeat!
Spinning Defensive Back Kick
Drill: 1 striker, 1 focus mitt holder, 1 kick shield holder. Striker and focus mitt holder free work. Kick shield holder moves around striker and gets attention verbally. If kick shield holder is behind striker, back kick. If kick shield holder is in front of striker, spinning back kick.
Bearhug Front (lifting)
Bearhug Behind (lifting)
Drill: A/B drill. Group A attacks, Group B defends. Defenders start in passive stance with eyes closed. Attackers bearhug and lift defender. Defenders complete appropriate skill, finish the fight and reset.
General Defense vs. Medium-to-High Kicks
Sliding Defense vs. Medium-to-High Kicks
Stick – Baseball Bat Defense (both sides)
Drill: 1 Thai pad holder, 1 striker, 1 (or more) attackers. Striker and Thai pad holder free work. Attackers get striker’s attention verbally and then throw a medium-to-high kick (either side) or baseball bat swing a stick (either side). Striker defends, finishes the fight and returns to Thai pad work immediately. Safety Note: All attackers should be wearing shin guards and striker should be wearing a mouthpiece.