Elite Skillz Spring 2019 Rotation: Combat Self Defense
Elite SKILLZ – Curriculum Overview for the Spring 2019 rotation:
Category – Combat Self-Defense
Here is how Combat Self-Defense works:
Each class they will run through a class planner that focuses on one of our skills below:
➢ GRACEFULNESS – Maintain proper footwork and transition smoothly from stand-up to the floor.
➢ RHYTHM – Performing your combinations in a manner that is realistic and applicable focusing on speed and accuracy.
➢ ORIENTATION – Demonstrating how to control your center of gravity and work to defend a take-down.
➢ FLUIDITY – Developing the skill to move quickly and with purpose so that your throw is effective and strong.
➢ EXECUTION – Demonstrate proper technique while working with a partner to successfully perform a submission.
➢ REFLEX – Show the ability to trust your body to move into the appropriate position and end in a specific manner.
➢ KNOWLEDGE – Understand how to see openings and properly respond when opportunities present themselves.
➢ TIMING – Demonstrate that you understand how to perform your technique at a pace appropriate for your level while showing control and speed.
1. The first goal of this cycle is to introduce our students to the “application” side of martial arts.
2. Secondly, we want our students to understand that it is ok to make contact and to throw their partner as long as it is in a safe and controlled manner.
3. Third, we want them to understand how to rely on their instincts to react instead of freezing.
Elite Skillz is the advanced level of training for kids who graduate from the Extreme Skillz program for kids ages 10-14. Kids in Elite Skillz focus on a single martial arts topic for an entire cycle in order to become more well-rounded martial artists.