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Fundamental (beginners) program for Semester 1 (2020)

Year 2020


Semester 1

Sandringham Dojo starts from Monday 06 Jan.

Epsom Dojo starts from Tuesday 14 Jan.

On the first week at Sandringham, topic for the week would be at the discreation of the instructors. 

Topics for advanced students are a lot more flexible and depends on the particular needs of the students. 

Week 1 (Starts Monday 13 Jan)
Fundamentals: Mount

Week 2 (Starts Monday 20 Jan)
Fundamentals: Back

Week 3 (Starts Monday 27 Jan)
Fundamentals: Side Control

Week 4 (Starts Monday 03 Feb)
Fundamentals: Knee on the belly

Week 5 (Starts Monday 10 Feb))
Fundamentals: North South

Week 6 (Starts Monday 17 Feb)
Fundamentals: Guard Submissions

Week 7 (Starts Monday 24 Feb)

Fundamentals: Guard passes

Week 8 (Starts Monday 2 March)
Fundamentals: Guard sweeps

Week 9 (Starts Monday 9 March)
Fundamentals: Top half guard

Week 10 (Starts Monday 16 March)

Fundamentals: Bottom half guard

Week 11 (Starts Monday 23 March)
Fundamentals: Turtle

Week 12 (Starts Monday 30 March)
Fundamentals: Questions and Answers

Week 13 (Starts Monday 06 April)

Fundamentals: Mount

Week 14 (Starts Monday 13 April)

Fundamentals: Back

Week 15  (Starts Monday 20 April)
Fundamentals: Side Control

Week 16 (Starts Monday 27 April)

Fundamentals: Knee on belly

Week 17 (Starts Monday 04 May)
Fundamentals: North South

Week 18 (Starts Monday 11 May)

Fundamentals: Guard submissions

Week 19 (Starts Monday 18 May)

Fundamentals: Guard Passes

Week 20 (Starts Monday 25 May)

Fundamentals: Guard sweeps

Week 21 (Starts Monday 01 June)

Fundamentals: Top Half guard

Week 22 (Starts Monday 08 June)

Fundamentals: Bottom half guard

Week 23 (Starts Monday 15 June)

Fundamentals: Turtle

Week 24  (Starts Monday 22 June)

Graduation for semester Semester two on Monday 29 June at Sandringham


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