Week 15 Chronicles: Mastering Leg Grabs and Guard Passing

Welcome to Week 15 of our Gracie Barra Curriculum – an exhilarating chapter filled with diverse techniques to enrich your Jiu-Jitsu journey!

In the Tiny Champs and Little Champs I classes, safety remains our utmost priority. This week, participants will delve into break fall variations, a fundamental skill ensuring a secure descent. Additionally, they’ll explore the intricacies of the 1-arm-under pass, a technique designed to enhance ground control. Adding a dash of offense, our young practitioners will be introduced to the art of executing a Single Leg Takedown with Grips, broadening their arsenal of effective moves.

Advancing to Little Champs II and Juniors, the focus remains on perfecting Headlock escapes, reinforcing techniques learned in the previous week, and solidifying their understanding of fundamental moves. This emphasis on foundational skills lays the groundwork for a lifelong Jiu-Jitsu practice.

For our dedicated GB1 Fundamentals Class A students, this week revolves around defense techniques. They’ll acquire the skills to effectively block front kicks and elbows, crucial for maintaining distance during a fight. Ground aficionados will appreciate lessons on Opening the Guard standing and executing a Leg Drag Guard Pass. These techniques promise smoother transitions and enhanced control while passing an opponent’s guard. The Class A drill centers on perfecting the guard pass technique, ensuring students grasp the finer details of this essential move. Throughout the week, their focus will also extend to improving their guard game, a crucial aspect of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

In Class B Fundamentals, participants will explore a different set of skills, learning additional methods of blocking strikes and diving into a variety of Guard Passing techniques. The drills in Class B are strategically designed to reinforce and strengthen their guard passing skills. The classes will conclude with specific training, providing an opportunity for students to apply what they’ve learned in a dynamic and interactive setting.

GB All-Levels classes will introduce advanced techniques, including the art of Single Leg Takedown Defense – a crucial skill in thwarting opponents’ takedown attempts. Students will also explore a Guard pass standing with a cross grip, offering a powerful method of passing an opponent’s guard. Finally, they’ll dive into an effective Guard Pass to Knee on Belly position, an advantageous posture for controlling and dominating an opponent on the ground.

Word of the Week: Team 🌟

In the realm of Jiu-Jitsu, the concept of “team” forms the backbone of our practice. It’s not just about individual skill or accomplishment; it’s about supporting and uplifting each other as a unified group. Every member of our team plays a crucial role, from beginners to seasoned practitioners. Together, we motivate, inspire, and push one another to reach new heights in our Jiu-Jitsu journey. The bond forged within our team extends beyond the mats, creating a community built on respect, camaraderie, and shared passion for the art. So, as we train and grow together, let’s celebrate the strength of our team and continue to elevate each other both on and off the mats! 🤝

As we approach the end of this 16-week curriculum, remember that each class is a vital step towards mastering the art of Jiu-Jitsu. Commitment and regular attendance are key to progressing on your Jiu-Jitsu journey. So, let’s train hard, stay focused, and collectively make this week an unforgettable chapter in our martial arts adventure! 💪🥋


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