I went to my first classes last night. 7:00 - 8:00 was Thai Boxing and 8:00 - 9:00 was No Gi / MMA but we only work on No Gi. I was planning on having a buddy start at the same time but he backed out due to cost, $170 a month for unlimited classes, and he also had some second thoughts about the training. My school has Jiu Jitsu, Gi and No Gi, Thai Boxing, MMA, and also does Functional Fitness classes. They have half a cage for the guys getting ready for fights to train in. They have a good sized weight area with a wide range of kettlebells, ropes to climb, and also rings. There is also a variety of cardio equipment as well. Use to everything is included in the monthly price. Below is what we worked on for each class.
Circuits, 2 minutes each station, 2 times through
- Jump rope
- Shadow boxing with 2 pound weights, I did not use weights since it was my first class, the instructor had me just work on form.
- 30 seconds each: medicine ball Overhead Tricep Extension, Overhead Rotations, Ax Chops, Bent Over Rows into Shrug
- 30 seconds each: flutter kicks, hello dollies, plank, bicycle
After the warm up we worked on our footwork. We were demonstrated how to move forward, backward side to side, front left, and front right and then followed it up with practicing what we were shown.
Following Footwork we worked combos on focus mitts with partners calling out the combos. I assume the combos we used are pretty common but I listed them below anyway.
1 - jab
2 - jab, cross
3 - jab, cross, hook
4 - jab, cross, hook, uppercut
We worked the combos for three 2 minute rounds, holding the pads for our partner between rounds. My shoulders were definitely feeling the burn part way through the second round.
Following Thai Boxing we went straight into No Gi and I will post that workout later.
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