Week 1 Chronicle: Mastering Sacrifice Throws and Bottom Guard Submissions/Sweeps

Welcome to Week 1 at Gracie Barra Centennial! ūü•č

As we kick off another exciting week, we’re thrilled to introduce our lineup for the Gracie Barra Curriculum! Here’s what’s in store for our students:

Tiny Champions (3-4 years old) and Little Champions 1:

  • In Class A, our youngest warriors will focus on maintaining distance and mastering verbal commands, setting the foundation for effective communication and safety awareness.
  • Class B will dive into basic Judo grips and techniques for disrupting their partner’s balance, setting the stage for future grappling mastery.
  • On the ground, they’ll learn the importance of closing the guard and gaining control from this dominant position.

Little Champions 2 and Juniors:

  • Both classes will delve into distance management and verbal commands in Class A, reinforcing crucial safety skills.
  • In Class B, students will explore the world of Judo grips with a focus on basic foot sweeps, enhancing their stand-up game.
  • Ground techniques will include mastering the cross-collar choke and executing the sit-up sweep with precision.

Fundamentals Class for Adults:

  • Class A will tackle essential self-defense techniques, from escaping the side mount under pressure to regaining guard control and executing technical lifts.
  • Class B will focus on mount escapes and the nuances of various cross-collar choke variations, equipping students with essential ground skills.

All Levels Class:

  • Students of all levels will explore the art of pulling guard or executing sacrifice throws, showcasing the diversity of our grappling arsenal.
  • Ground techniques will vary based on the professor’s choice.

Word of the Week: Leadership

At Gracie Barra Centennial, leadership extends beyond the mats as we embody qualities crucial to the practice of Jiu-Jitsu. From leading by example and empowering others to taking initiative and demonstrating resilience, leadership permeates every aspect of our training. We believe that by fostering a culture of leadership, we not only become better practitioners but also better individuals, inspiring one another to reach new heights of excellence on our Jiu-Jitsu journey and in life.

Each class will conclude with specific training drills, providing opportunities for focused practice and skill refinement.

We’re excited to embark on this journey of learning and growth with all of you. Let’s step onto the mats with determination and enthusiasm, ready to elevate our skills and deepen our understanding of the art of Jiu-Jitsu!

See you on the mats!


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