S1-Kickboxing Week One

Semester 1

Module One–Week TwoKickboxing

martial arts curriculum

Class One

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Class Two

History: Muay Thai

Muay Thai – Thailand

Muay Thai is a combat sport from Thailand that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques.

Muay thai is referred to as the “Art of Eight Limbs” or the “Science of Eight Limbs” because it makes use of punches, kicks, elbows and knee strikes, thus using eight “points of contact”, as opposed to “two points” (fists) in boxing and “four points” (hands and feet) used in other more regulated combat sports, such as kickboxing, boxing, and savate.

Muay thai fighters rely heavily on kicks utilizing the shin bone. As such, practitioners of muay thai will repeatedly hit hard objects with their shins, conditioning it, hardening the bone through a process called cortical remodeling.

Self-Defense: How to Avoid a Fight

How to Avoid a Fight

Warm Ups

1. Pushup Toe Touch Sit Ups alternating (30 seconds for two rounds)

2. Teach Set-Point Control

3. 10 Ditch Hoppers

4. Teach Penetrate-Engage-Clear-Change Position (“4-part attack”)

a. Review Jab

b. Movement Jab 30-seconds in air for 30-seconds each side, Penetrate-Engage-Clear-Change Position

5. Review Jab-Cross

a. 1-2 for 30-seconds in air each side, Penetrate-Engage-Clear-Change Position

6. Review Hook

a. Review 1-2-3 Stepping in & Clearing

b. 1-2-3 in air for 30-seconds each side (Penetrate-Engage-Clear-Change Position)

7. Review Uppercut

a. Review 1-4-3

b. 1-4-3 in air for 30-seconds each side (Penetrate-Engage-Clear-Change Position)

8. Review Front Kick

a. 10 front kicks on each side

9. Review Back Kick

a. 10 back kicks on each side

10. 10 Leaping Xs

Skills/Drills

1. Teach Round Kick

2. Teach 2 Block

3. Round Kick vs. Partner’s 2 Block – 10 each side

4. Round Kick on Target – 10 each side

Cool Down

Cool Down 1. Form a circle with students facing the center

2. Alternating 3 Sets of 10 Push Ups  & 10 Toe Tapper Sit Ups

3. 5-Part Stretch

Life Skill: Integrity

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Self-Defense: Review Side-Headlock 

1. Review Side-Headlock

2. 5 Each Side with Partner

Warm Ups

1. Pushup Toe Touch Sit Ups alternating (30 seconds for two rounds)

2. Head Movement

3. Review Penetrate-Engage-Clear-Change Position

a. Review Step-in Jab

b. Movement Jab & Double Jab to head and body for 30-seconds each side (Penetrate-Engage-Clear-Change Position)

4. Review Cross/Reverse Punch

a. Teach 1-2 Front Round Kick

b. 1-2 Front Round Kick in air 30-seconds each side

5.  Review Hook and Uppercut

a. 1-4-3-4

b. 1-4-3-4 in air 30-seconds each side

c. Teach 1-2-3-2

d. 1-2-3-2 Clearing 1 in air 30-seconds each side

6. Review Front Kick and Back Kick

a. 10 Front Kicks each leg

b. 10 Back Kicks each leg

c. 10 Front Kick / Back Kick with same leg without setting it down.

Skills/Drills

1. Review Round Kick 

2. Review 2 Block Against Round Kick

3. Round Kick vs Partner’s 2 Block – 10 each side

4. Round Kick on Target 10 each side

Mitt Drills with Partner (1-minute each side)

a. 1-2-3

b. 1-4-3

c. 1-2-3-2

Cool Down

Cool Down 1. Form a circle with students facing the center

2. Three Sets of 15 Slow (3-sec down and blast up) Push Ups  & 10 Banana Rolls

3. 5-Part Stretch