Week 9: Safeguarding Skills – Defending Strikes, Transitions, and Sacrifice Throws

Hello GB Lake Orion Warriors,

As we dive into Week 9, the mats become a training ground for safeguarding essential skills. This week’s curriculum revolves around defending standing strikes, smooth transitions to the guard, mastering sacrifice throws, and the pivotal art of guard positions.

Defending Standing Strikes: A Shield of Technique

The week begins with a focus on creating a shield of technique against standing strikes. Learn the art of defense that not only protects but sets the stage for strategic counter-attacks. Safety is paramount as we refine our skills in deflecting and neutralizing incoming strikes.

Transitions to the Guard: Navigating with Assurance

Transitioning to the guard is an integral aspect of Jiu-Jitsu. In Week 9, we’ll explore smooth and assured transitions, ensuring a safe and controlled shift from standing positions to the guard. Embrace the fluidity of movement while maintaining a strong foundation of safety.

Sacrifice Throws: Mastering Controlled Maneuvers

The curriculum unfolds with the exploration of sacrifice throws—a tactical skill that requires finesse and control. Discover the art of executing these throws with precision, always prioritizing the safety of both yourself and your training partner.

Guard Mastery: A Fortress of Safety

Guard positions serve as a fortress in Jiu-Jitsu, providing safety and control. This week, immerse yourself in refining guard techniques, both offensive and defensive. Explore the intricacies of guard play, establishing safety as a cornerstone of your practice.

Word of the Week: Safety

Throughout Week 9, our word of the week is “Safety.” It serves as a constant reminder to approach each technique with a focus on the well-being of both practitioners. Safety isn’t just a priority; it’s an integral part of the Jiu-Jitsu journey.

Upcoming Event: Kids Self-Defense Seminar – January 26th

Before we conclude, mark your calendars for our upcoming community event—a free Kids Self-Defense Seminar on January 26th. Open to kids ages 3-17, this seminar is designed to empower young minds with essential self-defense techniques. Let’s continue to contribute to a safer and more resilient community.

See you on the mat, warriors, as we safeguard skills and embrace the spirit of safety in every technique!

Best regards,

Gracie Barra Lake Orion