Level Two – Partner Training

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At Level 2, students expand their training awareness beyond themselves, learning to work and perform with a partner. 

New techniques introduced include hook punches, footwork, side and round kicks, and basic grappling positions.

Philosophically, students learn how to improve their personal performance by using the “1 to 10 Rating Scale” and the idea of creating “competition.”  The basics of goal setting and achievement are taught via the “Black Belt Success System.”

Curriculum Overview

Blocking w/Counter Punching

Slide-Step (Forward & Back)

Full Step  (Forward & Back)

Combo #1 (Left, right, hook, elbow, bob & weave, 2 blocks, 2 body shots)

Side Kick  – rear leg and slide

Roundhouse Kick – rear leg & slide

Mount

Guard

Side-Control

Holding the Mount, Holding the Guard, Holding Side Control.

Rating on a scale of 1 to 10

Defense

After each defensive movement, a student learns how to throw an immediate counterattack.   Paired up, one student learns to throw convincing attacks, while the other student practices blocking and countering.

Footwork

Slide-Step (Forward & Back)

Full Step  (Forward & Back)

Learning basic footwork helps a student to have more mobility.  Performed with a partner, footwork drills teach students to mirror and then surpass the speed of their partners, and they safely create a heightened awareness of distance and timing.

Hands (Using Fists or Palms)

Combo #1 (Left, right, hook, elbow, bob & weave, 2 blocks, 2 body shots, roundhouse kick).

Combo #1 is a natural and practical combination of movements that include striking, body movement, blocking, kicking and footwork.  This combination lends itself to the instructor holding the hand-held mitts for the students.

Legs

Side Kick  — rear leg and slide

Roundhouse Kick – rear leg & slide

The side and round kicks, taught with both the rear and lead legs, expand a student’s repertoire of techniques.

Ground

Mount

Guard

Side-Control

Grappling Drills: Holding the Mount, Holding the Guard, holding Side Control.

The basics of controlling someone on the ground give young students an easy and fun opportunity to become comfortable with grappling.  The three positions also allow for a wide variety of creative control-and-escape Grappling Drills.

Martial Arts Philosophy

Rating on a scale of 1 to 10

Students who, while training, develop the habit of rating their performance on a scale from 1 to 10, with level 10 being the ultimate goal, have the ability to increase their ability faster than those who are unaware of the level at which they’re operating.

A Healthy competition is what happens between training partners and classmates when they try to out-do each other.  It’s a “healthy” competition because both parties encourage each other in a positive way–rather than in a negative way.