Elite Skillz Spring 2019 Rotation: Grappling
Category – Grappling
This is a fun and challenging style of Martial Arts that is meant to challenge those who are used to a strictly “Stand up” style of Martial Arts. It is also meant as a way to reinforce those with a basic or higher understanding of styles that are “grounded”.
Here is how the Grappling curriculum works:
Each class they will run through a class planner that focuses on one of our skills below:
➢ GRACEFULNESS – Perform effortless transitions as if floating through the movements.
➢ RHYTHM – We are looking for the students to quickly get into these positions without pausing to “think”.
➢ ORIENTATION – Choose any proper way of escaping these positions without complications.
➢ FLUIDITY – The goal is to smoothly move from one submission to another as if you are setting up your opponent.
➢ EXECUTION – Perform proper technique and control throwing your partner and then assuming the proper mount or position.
➢ REFLEX – The goal here is to quickly perform the next sweep by recognizing whose turn it is and move quickly.
➢ KNOWLEDGE – We want the students to remember all the little steps that make these moves work.
➢ TIMING – Doing well here means playing the “game” by scoring points and keeping busy looking for/creating openings and performing submissions.
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 or submit 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.