Skill: Instinct
Drill: Spin and Jump
Equipment needed: Sparring Gear
Instructors needed: Few to monitor the drill
Description: The students will test their instinct skills by using only jumping and spinning techniques. This drill will force the students to think more about which techniques they use, and how to use them.
Teaching SKILLZ:
INTRINSIC MOTIVATION – The instructor can tell the students to remember how many times they landed a move on their partner, and on the second round, the instructor can motivate them to land more moves than they did on the first round.
Brain SKILLZ:
RESPONSE INHIBITION – The students must be able to score while using techniques that are harder, or techniques that they do not normally use. This works on their ability to complete a task despite distraction, as they have to hold back their instinct to do other moves other than jump or spin moves.
Step 1
Divide the class into pairs.
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
Put on sparring gear
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • One student in each pair will be assigned to Jump.
  • This student may only use jumping techniques while sparring.
  • The other student may only use spinning techniques.
  • Spar 1 minute rounds then switch roles.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Don’t forget you can still use your hands for defense.
  • Make sure you can see your target so that your techniques are accurate and not overly powerful.
  • Do your best to cooperate with your partner so each of you get a chance to grow.
Step 5
  • Continue until each student spars one of each round.
 
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