Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Thai Fun

We had an unusual warm-up today, my wife and I recently got a new jungle gym for our daughter and the parts all came today. When the jungle gym was delivered they left it at the end of the driveway, curb side delivery only, so all the boxes of wood and screws had to be moved to the back. As a result, our warm-up consisted of carrying everything from the driveway into the backyard; I like to think of it as a good “functional” warmup.

Roll Call: Tony and Mike

Footwork Drills 2min/20sec
Forward and Back
Side to Side

Defense Circuit 3min/1min 2 circuits
Heavy bag – maintain distance with forward and back, side to side and circling footwork
Maize ball – working in and out and slips
Rope Line – working the bob and weave forward and back with punching

Shadow boxing 3min/1min
Round 1 – thai round kicks with full spin
Round 2 – jab cross rear thai kick

Heavy bag and thai pads 3min/1min
Round 1 and 2 rear thai kick – lead hook – cross – lead hook
Round 2 and 3 lead thai kick – cross – lead hook – cross
Each person did one round on the pads and one round on the bag for each combination. Prior to this we worked punch to kick combinations and I thought it would be good to focus on kick to punch combinations.

Glove Drills 2min/30sec
Combination: Attacker jab-cross-lead thai kick, Defender parry-parry-block-return rear thai kick-lead hook

With this drill we worked both offense and defense covering most of the major parry’s/blocks as well as the major attacks. We completed two circuits and did this as a round robin, I worked with Mike, then Tony, followed by Mike and Tony together. The off round was spent working technique on the bag. In addition, with Tony I had him finish his defense side with 2 slips avoiding the jab after his final punch.

Mini “Cindy” 8 minutes as many rounds as each person could complete of:
5 Pull-ups
10 Push-ups
15 Squats
Everyone made it through about 4-5 rounds

We were all pretty spent by the end and looking forward to a good nights sleep. Next practice is Saturday at 11:00am, we'd love to see you all there.

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