Week 11: Fortifying Defense with Respect on the Mats

Greetings, GB Lake Orion Warriors,

As we embark on Week 11 of our Jiu-Jitsu journey, we delve deep into the art of defense, honing our skills in defending against ground strikes, thwarting leg grabs, and fortifying our guard. This week, our guiding principle is “Respect”—respect for ourselves, our training partners, and the art of Jiu-Jitsu itself.

Defending Ground Strikes: A Test of Skill and Awareness

Ground strikes present a unique challenge in Jiu-Jitsu, requiring swift reflexes and impeccable defense. This week, we focus on techniques to defend against ground strikes with precision and composure, emphasizing the importance of maintaining a strong defensive posture while seeking opportunities to neutralize the threat.

Thwarting Leg Grabs: Protecting Your Position with Vigilance

Leg grabs can be a precursor to takedowns or submission attempts, making it crucial to defend against them effectively. Week 11 equips us with the tools to anticipate and counter leg grabs, emphasizing the importance of timing, balance, and strategic positioning to maintain control and protect our position.

Fortifying Our Guard: A Shield of Defense and Opportunity

The guard is our fortress in Jiu-Jitsu, offering both defensive protection and offensive opportunities. This week, we refine our guard defense techniques, focusing on maintaining distance, controlling space, and utilizing leverage to neutralize attacks while seeking openings to transition to advantageous positions.

Word of the Week: Respect

Throughout Week 11, we uphold the value of “Respect” on the mats and beyond. Respect for ourselves motivates us to push beyond our limits, respect for our training partners fosters a culture of growth and camaraderie, and respect for the art of Jiu-Jitsu guides our every move with humility and reverence.

Valentine’s Parents Night Out

Before we conclude, mark your calendars for our upcoming Valentine’s Parents Night Out on February 16th. It’s a special evening where parents can enjoy a well-deserved night out while the kids have a blast with games, activities, and a movie—all in their cozy pajamas! Register  you little champion HERE!

As we navigate through Week 11, let us approach our training with a spirit of respect, both for ourselves and for others. Together, we cultivate a culture of mutual admiration and growth on and off the mats.

See you on the mats, ready to defend with honor and respect!

Best regards,

Gracie Barra Lake Orion Jiu-Jitsu