2018

Lesson Plans Tuesday, September 3, 2018
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Beginner Class (A3) Warm Up: Shoulder Tag (switch partners randomly every 30 seconds). After 2 minutes, drill becomes shoulder and knee tag. Front Kick (Groin) Knees Combo: Front Kick/Knee (Same Leg) – work both sides 360 Defense Choke from Behind Drill: Group of 3. First person attacks second with single haymaker strikes. Second person defends […]

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Highlands Ranch woman convicted of first-degree murder in 2018 death of her newborn
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A Highlands Ranch woman has been convicted of first-degree murder for the 2018 death of her newborn daughter. A Douglas County jury on Tuesday found Camille Wasinger-Konrad, 25, guilty on all three counts: first-degree murder after deliberation; tampering with physical evidence; and the position-of-trust murder charge, according to the District Attorney’s Office. Douglas County Sheriff's […]

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Lesson Plans Thursday, May 16, 2018
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BEGINNER CLASS (B2) Punches- Straight Punch Hammerfist Side Combination- Side Hammerfist , turn and face the pad, 6 straight punches Drill: striker starts with their eyes closed, attacker bumps striker from various angles with pad and holds for Straight punches. Striker; if bumped from the side make a hammerfist to the side then face pad […]

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Lesson Plans Tuesday, May 7, 2018
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BEGINNER (A2) Palm Heel Strikes Introduction to Focus Mitts: 3 rounds, beginner combinations 1-4. Striker hits with palm heel strikes. Mitt holders should focus on good pad holding practices (i.e. good back pressure, keep mitts tight to center line, etc.) Inside Defense Drill: Working in pairs; 1 attacker, 1 defender. Attacker starts outside range. Brings […]

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Denver homicide increase in 2018 driven by domestic violence, gang activity
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High numbers of killings connected to gangs and domestic violence last year contributed to Denver’s rising homicide count and helped create an increase in the overall number of violent crimes in the city over the year prior, public safety officials said Thursday. Sixty-seven people were killed in Denver in 2018, the highest number recorded since 2004, […]

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Lesson Plans Monday, January 14, 2018
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BEGINNER CLASS (A1) Focus Mitts: Left/Right/Right Combination Movement (forward and backward) Advancing Straight Punch Drill: Left/Right/move backward to avoid jab/Right 360 Defense Drill: as above, but between combinations, attacker makes single 360 attacks   INTERMEDIATE CLASS (A1) Uppercut Punch Focus Mitts: Combinations 8 & 9 Bearhug from the Front, Arms Free Bearhug from the Front […]

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Lesson Plans Monday, January 7, 2018
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BEGINNER CLASS (A1) Straight Punches Groin Kick Drill: move around the room, pad holder calls out for Left/Right or Groin Kick Choke from Behind Drill: as above, but a third person makes Choke from Behind   INTERMEDIATE CLASS (A1) Focus Mitts: Combos 1-4 Focus Mitts: Combos 6 and 7 Bearhug Front Arms Caught Bearhug Front […]

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Lesson Plans Friday, January 4, 2018
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BEGINNER CLASS (A1) Palm Heel Strike Front Kick Vertical Target Combo: Front Kick Vertical/Left/Right (palm strikes) Choke Front (2 hands) INTERMEDIATE CLASS (A1) Advancing Straight Punch Gun from the Front ADVANCED CLASS (A1) Mouth of Hand punch Incorporate Moth of Hand punch into all lower level self defense techniques. Gun Side, Front of arms

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Lesson Plans Friday,December 28, 2018
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BEGINNER CLASS (B3) Straight Punches Elbows 4-7 (review) Knees (review) Choke from the Side Ground – Side Position and Movement Ground – Side Kick Ground – Get Up Drill: groups of 3; on the ground, defender moves to defend against pad holder; pad holder steps forward and defender kicks; defender gets up and punches pad; […]

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Lesson Plans Thursday, December 27, 2018
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BEGINNER CLASS (B3) Left/Right/Right Elbow/Right Knee Straight Punch with Advance Inside Defenses Choke from Behind with a Push Drill: partners work on Inside Defenses; random attackers walk around and make Choke with a Push against the punchers.   INTERMEDIATE CLASS (D3) Focus Mitts: Left/Right/burst out to avoid jab then burst back in/Right/Left Hook Focus Mitts: […]

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Lesson Plans Wednesday, December 26, 2018
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Beginner (B3) Round 1: Target recognition: 2 hand combatives or 2 knees. Alternate type of hand combative, i.e.hammerfist to elbow. Switch. Round 2: Find your partner drill. After the push up, striker must find pad holder and throw non-stop hand combatives until instructor calls time. Switch. Round 3: Ground, Pound, and Drag drill with belts. […]

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Lesson Plans Friday, December 21, 2018
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Beginner Class (B3)Palm Heel Strikes (from mount)KneesDrill: Groups of 2; Striker; Palm Heel Strikes (from mount) on pad holders signal “UP!” strikers quickly stands up and works Knees on pad; on pad holders signal “Down!”, striker mounts and continues with Palm Heel Strikes.Choke from Front (1 handed)Choke from Behind with a pushDrill: Monkey in the […]

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Lesson Plans Wednesday, December 19, 2018
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Beginner (B3) Left/Right Combination Round Kick Knees Drill: Pyramid 30 seconds Left/Right combo 10 second Rest 45 seconds Round Kick 10 seconds Rest 60 seconds Non-stop Knee strikes 10 sec-Rest 90 seconds Target recognition: 2 punches, Round Kick, or Knee Ground – Side Position                                                                 Ground – Side Kick                                                                         Ground – Getting Up (from side position) […]

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Lesson Plans Tuesday, December 18, 2018
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BEGINNER (B3) Front Kick – practice from passive stance, followed by straight punches Round Kick Round Kick – focus on various angles: downward, horizontal, upward Drill: Horseshoe Drill (Horseshoe Kicking Drill) Wrist Releases – discuss aggressive v. soft responses based on situation and stimulus Arm Pull — burst forward with counterattacks Drill: Aggressive or Soft […]

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