Week 11 Unleashed: Mastering Ground Strikes, Leg Grabs, and Top Guard

Welcome to an exciting Week 11 of training at Gracie Barra! This week is packed with dynamic sessions that promise to elevate your skills on the mat.

Striking and Throws:
Our focus kicks off with a deep dive into refining striking abilities, specifically “clocking a punch.” Mastering the art of timing and precision will empower you to deliver powerful punches while minimizing your opponent’s chances for effective counters. Additionally, we’ll explore countering with a Hip Throw, adding a versatile element to your arsenal.

Guard Passing Mastery:
Transitioning to the sport aspect of our class, we’ll venture into the intriguing world of guard passing. Emphasis will be on perfecting the “guard opening” technique, a fundamental skill crucial for overcoming your opponent’s defensive posture. Dive into the intricacies of knee slide passing, an advanced maneuver ensuring a smooth transition past your opponent’s guard to secure a dominant position.

GB All-Levels Class:
In this class, be prepared to enhance your repertoire with the high-crotch double leg takedown. Followed by a Half-guard pass with the cross face, we’ll wrap up with the intricacies of the Kata Gatame, or arm-triangle choke, from side control.

GB2 Advanced Class:
Our focus here revolves around Leg Grabs and the Guard Top Position. Delve into the Guard Top Position, learning effective control and attack strategies while positioned on top of your opponent’s guard.

Tiny Champs Class:
For our young champions, master the BullFighter Pass, a technique enabling swift navigation past your opponent’s guard, showcasing evolving skills and technique.

Little Champs and Juniors Classes:
In these classes, we’ll concentrate on essential self-defense maneuvers. This week, learn the Hair Pull Defense technique to effectively counter and neutralize an assailant attempting control through a hair pull. Additionally, grasp the pull-back defense, a crucial maneuver empowering you to break free from an assailant’s grip and create distance for your safety.

Word of the Week: Respect
Respect is a cornerstone of Jiu-Jitsu, extending beyond technique. It’s about acknowledging your training partners, instructors, and the art itself. In every technique learned and practiced, respect plays a pivotal role. Whether executing a strike, attempting a throw, or working through a self-defense scenario, fostering a culture of respect enhances the learning experience and camaraderie on the mats.

As always, come prepared, bring your enthusiasm, and let’s make the most of our time on the mats!


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