2.5 hours of training. I warmed up by hitting the Thai pads for 30 minutes before class. Muay Thai and Kali were fun classes tonight. Thank you Khun Kru Krysta for the great classes.
Muay Thai – Trigg Combo
When we were at Thai camp we got to work with the one the only Ajarn Leonard Trigg. The guy responsible for our Trigg 10 drill. We love him and his drills. He worked with us at Thai camp and he gave us this combo to work on. I had the pleasure of working with my instructor for this combo and when we did I had so much fun. It was hard, but it was great. I asked that we do this combo in class.
So what did we get to do today in Muay Thai? Yup you guessed it. That very same Trigg Combo. I don’t know if it has a name, but suffice to say, Ajarn Trigg is well known for his amazing boxing skills.
The combo is this:
- feeder feeds a jab
- you swipe right
- you return a R shovel hook
- you return an R overhand
- you return an L hook
- you return an R cross
This combo is great. Ajarn Trigg emphasized that he wanted us to work on flow and timing. The goal is for every one hit the opponent tries to make you return 4 shots. There pop, your pop, pop, pop, pop in rapid succession.
I worked with one of my favorite partners, my husband. I got a great workout, and he know just how much to push me, and tries to keep me honest about keeping my hands up. I find sometimes when I work with people that are newer that my class is not as physically demanding cause we are going slower, and we are getting in less reps. So sometimes it is nice to work with some one I know that can hold pads well, and I can go at a faster pace with. I get more rounds in and I can work on my speed, timing, and form at the same time.
Some more combos we worked on today:
- Opponent throws Right head kick
- You lean back by – taking a step back, cover face on right hand side, left arm goes down to side of body and you shoulders are level.
- You throw a right cross
- You throw a left body hook
- You throw a right roundhouse
- Opponent throws inside leg kick
- You step back to avoid the kick
- You throw a left roundhouse
- You throw a cross
- You throw a hook
- You throw a right roundhouse
Kali – Asymmetrical Sparring
In Kali we worked on disarms again, and mostly entering on the inside deflect. However, we also worked on a weave. We did some puno disarms and the inside deflect snake and vine disarms again.
Weave Leg Take down:
- Inside deflect
- control opponents right hand with our left hand
- return a #4 rib shot
- Step on opponents foot
- weave our stick between legs
- pull opponents hand and push opponent over with our stick
I got a video of me doing this.
Then we got to do asymmetrical sparring. In this version of it, we had one person with boxing gloves on, and one person with a boxing glove and a soft stick. We would attack each other. The goal of the one with just boxing gloves was to crash in and disarm the other. The goal of the one with the stick was to just keep the opponent with just boxing gloves away and don’t get disarmed and or punched.
Asymmetrical sparring is fun, and I have enjoyed it every time. It makes you have to think about how to get in, when you don’t have all your tools available to you.
Thanks for reading. I hope you had a fantastic day. Keep working to be the best you that you can be. Respect to you.