IN GUARD WE TRUST! Last week, we discussed defending ourselves from bad positions and recovering back to good ones, in particular the Closed Guard. Being able to utilize the Guard position to defend yourself and then gain an offensive advantage is a huge asset - whether that be improving the … [Read more...] about Lesson Plans – Week of October 3, 2022
Headlocks and Hip Escapes on the way this week! On Monday and Tuesday, we will be focusing on defending a headlock and the danger of punches on our way to escaping to safety. We will address the standing headlock in addition to the Kesa Gatame or Scarf Hold Position from the ground. Click here … [Read more...] about Lesson Plans – Week of September 26, 2022
We're bouncing back from the weekend and returning to the Back Mount - but this time working on how to escape it! We'll cover strategies on hip and hand placement, utilizing angles to help us escape and ultimately get top position with a single leg takedown! Click here to view the Back Escape to … [Read more...] about Lesson Plans – Week of September 12, 2022
Summer's coming to a close, but the red hot techniques don't stop! We'll be starting off the month of August by returning to our feet and learning one of our highest percentage takedown combinations. We'll cover both the Collar Drag and Single Leg Takedowns and then explore how to also use them as … [Read more...] about Lesson Plans – Week of August 1, 2022
Earlier this month, we proudly added additional youth classes to our schedule at CTA Irving! By adding our "CT Kids II" classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5pm, it has allowed ALL of our students a higher level of instruction and a more efficient student to teacher ratio. Our Saturday morning time … [Read more...] about Our CT Kids are Growing!
Our week starts by completing our Mount Lesson Plans, but now focused on defense. After a quick review of the Americana, Professor Collin will demonstrate how to defend and escape the submission. We'll close with adding the Hip Press Escape, a great way to escape the Mount and establish Single … [Read more...] about Lesson Plans – Week of July 11, 2022