Skill: Instinct
Drill: Keep Them Close
Equipment needed: 2 kicking shields shields per group
Instructors needed: 1 per Line
Description: Students will practice INSTINCT by being put in a 2 on 1 situation, it is their job to always be aware of where the second person is. This will challenge them mentally and physically as they try and keep the other attacker away for an extended period of time .
Teaching SKILLZ:
EXTRINSIC MOTIVATION – If the student gets tapped by the second attacker while kneeing the first one, then the student has ten pushups.
DIVIDED ATTENTION – The student must be able to knee the person in front of them, while also making sure that the second attacker does not tap them. This works on their ability to focus on multiple things at one time.
Step 1
Divide your students into groups.
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
Have one be the defender and have 2 students be the attackers.
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • The defending student will start in with one attacking student in a clinch.
  • They will have 10 seconds to do knee strikes and move their partner in the clinch.
  • The 2nd attacker will slowly be walking around the ring during this time.
  • If the 2nd attack can touch the back of the defender then the attackers win.
  • If the defender can keep the 2nd person in their sight for 10 seconds then they will finish with a front kick at the end of time.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Don’t give up when you are tired.
  • Keep moving don’t stand still.
  • Use your knees to make your partner move.
Step 5
  • Continue until each person has 1-2 turns.
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