Week 14 at Gracie Barra Centennial: Embrace the Journey with Humility

Welcome to Week 14 of the Gracie Barra Curriculum at Centennial! We have an exciting week of training planned for all our students, from our Tiny Champions to our Advanced practitioners. Here’s a sneak peek at what you can expect in your classes this week.

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

Class A: Our youngest warriors will focus on escaping a standing headlock. This essential self-defense technique helps them understand the importance of situational awareness and quick response.

Class B: They will learn the grappler stance and good posture. Developing these foundational skills early is crucial for their balance and coordination.

Ground Technique: Throughout the week, they will work on recovering top side control from bottom side control. This teaches them how to maintain control and leverage on the ground.

Little Champions 2 and Juniors

Class A: Just like our Tiny Champions, these students will also focus on escaping standing headlocks, building their self-defense repertoire.

Class B: They will learn how to pull to the closed guard, a fundamental guard position that offers both defensive and offensive opportunities.

Ground Technique: Professor will guide them through escaping bottom side control, a critical skill for gaining a more advantageous position during ground combat.

Fundamentals Class

Class A: Adults will work on self-defense techniques, including escaping from a ground headlock to turtle position, inversion, technical mount, and finishing with an armbar. On the ground, we’ll focus on escaping side control to recovering half guard, followed by a sweep using the underhook and controlling the opponent’s foot.

Class B: The focus will be on headlock escapes, transitioning to a bridge, technical mount, and finishing with an armbar. For ground techniques, we’ll work on escaping side control, anticipating the guard pass, controlling the elbow, and recovering guard.

All Levels Class and Advanced

Class Focus: This week, we’ll be working on hip/hand throws and a ground technique chosen by the professor. All sessions will end with specific training and drills to solidify the techniques learned.

🗣️Word of the Week: Humility

Humility is our word of the week, and it’s a core value in jiu-jitsu. It reminds us that no matter how skilled we become, there is always more to learn. Humility helps us stay open to feedback, respect our training partners, and continually strive for improvement. It’s a powerful lesson on and off the mats, teaching us to approach challenges with an open mind and a willingness to grow.

We look forward to seeing you on the mats and helping you develop both your physical and mental strength through jiu-jitsu. Let’s make this week a great one!

See you at the academy!


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