Week 15 – Mastering Takedowns and Guard Passes

Welcome to Week 15 of the Gracie Barra Curriculum! We have an exciting and educational week planned for all of our students, from our Tiny Champions to our Advanced classes. Let’s dive into what’s on the agenda!

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

Class A: Break Fall Variations
Our youngest students will start the week by learning various break fall techniques. These essential skills help them safely fall and protect themselves during training.

Class B: Single Leg Takedown with Grips
Later in the week, Tiny Champions will focus on the single leg takedown, emphasizing proper grips. This foundational move is crucial for their development in Jiu-Jitsu.

Ground Technique: One Arm Under Guard Pass*
Throughout the week, they’ll practice the one arm under guard pass, helping them improve their ability to control and pass an opponent’s guard.

Little Champions 2 and Juniors

Class A: Escaping Headlocks
Little Champions 2 and Juniors will learn how to escape when someone puts them in a headlock by catching the head. This defensive technique is vital for self-protection.

Class B: Single Leg Takedown with Grips
Similar to the younger group, they will also work on the single leg takedown, perfecting their grip and execution.

Ground Technique: Guard Pass
Their ground training will focus on passing an opponent’s guard, a key skill in gaining a dominant position.


Class A (Adults)

Self-Defense: Blocking Front Kicks and Elbow Strikes
Adults in the Fundamentals class will start with self-defense techniques, including blocking front kicks and performing elbow strikes.

Ground Technique: Opening the Guard and Leg Drag Guard Pass
For ground techniques, they will practice opening the guard while standing up with two hands on the pants, followed by the leg drag guard pass.

Class B: High Round Kick Defense and Takedowns**
In Class B, self-defense training will cover blocking high round kicks, executing an inside hook takedown, and finishing with a straight footlock.

Ground Technique: Guard Passes
Students will work on opening the guard on the knees and performing a two-arm under the leg guard pass.

All Levels Class and Advanced

Leg Grabs and Ground Techniques
All Levels and Advanced students will focus on leg grabs, followed by ground techniques chosen by the professor. These sessions will be tailored to enhance their skills and challenge their abilities.

Specific Training and Drills
Every class will conclude with specific training and drills, reinforcing the techniques learned and improving overall performance.

🗣️Word of the Week: Team

This week’s word is “team.” In Jiu-Jitsu, teamwork is fundamental. Whether you’re practicing with a partner, learning from your professor, or supporting your peers, the concept of a team is always present. Working together helps us grow individually and as a group, fostering a strong, supportive community. Remember, in Jiu-Jitsu, we succeed together.

We look forward to another fantastic week of training and growth at Gracie Barra Centennial. Let’s continue to support each other and strive for excellence on and off the mats!

See you on the mats!

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