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Minimum training: 45 Classes

Warm ups

I.          Stretching

  • Low arm crosses
  • High arm crosses
  • Arm circles
  • Rear elbows
  • Front elbows
  • Cross arm stretch
  • Rear arm stretch
  • Triceps stretch
  • Lunge stretch forward
  • Lunge stretch backward

 

II.          Twisting

  • Arm swinging
  • Corner punch
  • Guard position

 

III.          Rope Drill

  • Side hop
  • Front hop
  • One leg

 

IV.         Rhythm Hop

  • Solo
  • Jab
  • 6 count cross
  • Shuffle

 

 V.          Shadow Box

 

VI.          Wrap hands

 

Technique

I.          Stance

  • Cuban style measurement
  • Straight front foot
  • Forty-five degree front foot
  • Chin, body angle, and gaze
  • Hands:
  1. Lead-Long, Rear-”On the phone”
  2. Lead-Short, Rear-”On the phone”
  3. Lead-Closed, Rear-”On the phone”

 

Note: All guard positions can be done in the pillar or pyramid positions

 

II.          Striking

  • Jab (98% extension with lead fist)
  1. Single
  2. Double
  3. Triple
  4. High, low
  5. Low, high
  6. HLH
  7. LHL

 

  • R straight
  1. Short
  2. Long
  3. Stepping
  4. Stepping left 45 degrees

 

  • Hook
  1. Short
  2. Mid.
  3. Long
  4. Stepping
  5. Leaping
  6. 3 Count exchange

 

  • Uppercut
  1. Horizontal
  2. Diagonal
  3. Vertical

Note: On the Uppercut- Elbow does not extend past the back, doing so leaves an opening and telegraphs your punch.

 

III.          Footwork

 

  • Half-step in all 4 directions
  • Shadow box dance
  1. Solo
  2. Jab
  3. R straight
  4. Jab, R straight

 

  • Quarter circle
  1. Jab
  2. R straight

 

  • Eighth Circle
  1. Jab
  2. R straight

*All footwork should first be practiced slow with precision making sure your balance is strong.   Then speed it up work feet through the movement as fast as possible trying to keep as rooted as you were when going slow.   This will greatly affect how successful you will be when performing in the ring.

 

Muay Thai

 

I.          Footwork

  • Skip step rhythm
  • Skip step half-circles, left & right

 

II.          Kicking

  • Thai kick with whip
  • Quick switch & kick
  • “Hop into it” kick
  • “Step into it” kick
  • Cut kick
  • Three count repetitive – low, mid, high
  • Leg Check (tight cover)
  • Spinning back kick

 

III.          Knees

  • Skip knees (hit-hit)
  • Circle knees (cup knees)
  • “Wall or Rope”
  • Ones, Twos & Threes
  • Short knee
  • Straight upward knee (to head)

 

IV.         Elbows

  • Downward
  • Upward

 

As a requirement to test every member must help teach the Ram Muay to two newer members.

 

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.

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