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Minimum training: 45 Classes

 

 I.          Plumb Positions

  •  Neck Tie
  1. Palm over palm
  2. Palm clasp
  3. Finger lace
  4. Knife edge back palm clasp
  • One hand neck, one hand bicep or shoulder
  • One arm over shoulder, one arm under
  • Both arms under shoulders – High
  • Both arms under shoulders – Low
  • Long range clinch (forearms)

 

II.          Plumb Entries

  • Opponent Jab – R parry, R grab neck, L grab
  • Opponent Jab, R straight – R parry, L parry, L grab, R grab
  • Opponent Jab – R cut grab
  • Opponent Jab, R straight – R parry, L cut grab
  • Opponent Jab – R upward cut grab
  • Opponent Jab, R straight – R parry, L upward cut grab
  • Opponent in guard – R slaps Op’s L, L slaps Op’s R, R grab, L grab

 

III.          Timing Drills

  • R kick, R fake, R kick
  • R kick, R fake, L kick
  • R kick, R fake, Step R kick to base leg
  • R kick, R fake, R round to R foot jab
  • R kick, R fake, R superman punch
  • R kick, R fake, L grab to plumb
  • R kick, R fake, L uppercut

 

 IV.          Combos

  • Standard 4
  • L kick, R straight, L hook, R knee, R kick
  • L kick, R straight, L hook, R elbow, R grab, R knee, L push, R kick
  • L kick, R straight, L hook, R elbow, L elbow, L push, R kick
  • L kick, R straight, L hook, R straight, L grab, clinch, 6 skip knees, throw, double kick

 

V.          Thai pad and focus mitt drills

  • Single, double, and triple round kicks
  • 5 for 5’s
  1.    Knee, kick
  2.    Kick knee
  • Kick, knee, kick
  • Four count
  • Four count out
  • R body counter
  • L body counter

 

VI.          Ram Muay

  • Long ceremony

 

VII.          History

  • What is considered the most dangerous weapon in Muay Thai?
  1. The Knee
  • What is the first, most basic and important technique taught in Muay Thai?
  1. The Stance
  • What is the meaning of the Wai Kru?
  1. It is a ritual dance honoring one’s teacher
  • When you are fighting in a ring during a Muay Thai or Boxing match, where should you try to position yourself at all times?
  1. In the center of the ring
  • In Thailand what is the number of rounds, duration of a round, and duration of the break in between rounds in a professional Muay Thai bout?
  1. 5 rounds, 3 minutes per round, 2 minutes per break
  • What should you do the day before a Muay Thai or Boxing match?
  1. A little bit of light shadow boxing, rest, and relax
  • Why is it important to pivot your foot when you kick?
  1. It delivers more power
  • If you throw a right round kick and your opponent catches the kick, what should you do?
  1. Grab the neck and clinch
  • What is the best way to counteract a spinning back kick?
  1. Cut  kick

 

Members will be certified as an assistant instructor within Northwest Fighting Arts upon completion of the NWFA stand-up curriculum Phase I: Beginner, Intermediate, Intermediate-Advanced, and Advanced sections.  This certification allows members to teach within NWFA under the supervision of senior instructors.

 

TEST GUIDELINES FOR INTERMEDIATE/ ADVANCED AND ADVANCED PHASE 1

 

 

I.          Testing area and ring personnel

  • Ring size: No smaller than 18 X 18 no larger than 24 X 24
  • Floor surface: Wooden construction or carpeted surface properly taped for the appropriate ring size
  • Safety spotter: The use of floor surface testing area will require four safety spotters at each of the four sides of the taped ring
  • Referee: The use of a ring testing area will require a referee as the third person within the ring for safety of both the tester and the testee

 

II.          Testing personnel

  1. At all times the following individuals should be present during testing
  2. Jeff Patterson (Head Instructor at NWFA)
  3. Event (seminar, workshop, etc.) host
  4. Testee’s Instructor

 

III.          Thai pad or mitt holders qualifications

  • Phase I or higher ranking instructor
  • May not be the instructor of the testee

 

V.          Tester’s action requirements

  • Muay Thai
  1. Thai kicks to the out or inside of the testee’s thighs.
  2. Thai kicks to the upper body.
  3. Punches with the thai pads to the testee’s body or head.
  4. Pushing off the testee to disengage from a clinch.
  5. Blocking of a testee’s kicks with a shin only if time and the action is done to prevent injury to the tester.   The kick will be counted.
  6. Trapping of the kicking leg and punching with the free hand to the head
  7. Foot jabs to the testee’s stomach and face.

 

  • Boxing
  1. Punching to the head
  2. Punching to the body
  3. Jamming testee to pin on ropes
  4. Counter punches to the testee

 

VI.          Testee’s action requirements

  • Muay Thai
  1. Testee must finish both rounds
  2. Testee’s target areas for striking are Thai Pads and abdomen protector only
  3. Testee must through 60 kicks in each round
  4. Testee must through 35 skip knees in each round
  5. If the testee falls or is knocked down, a designated person will immediately start to count.  If the counter reaches 10 before the testee is ready to continue, this will be considered a knockout and the testee will fail the test.

 

  • Boxing
  1. Testee must finish all bag rounds
  2. Testee must finish all mitt rounds
  3. Testee must perform good defense against mitt holders attacks and sharp clean combos to the mitts
  4. Testee must Jump rope for 10 minutes without rest
  5. If the testee falls or is knocked down, a designated person will immediately start to count.  If the counter reaches 10 before the testee is ready to continue, this will be considered a knockout and the testee will fail the test.
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