Skill: Instinct
Drill: Offense | Defense
Equipment needed: Sparring Gear
Instructors needed: 1 per Line
Description: The students will work on their instinct by focusing solely on either their offensive or defensive skill. This drill will help develop a better understanding of offense and defense techniques and strategy.
Teaching SKILLZ:
INTRINSIC MOTIVATION – The instructor can tell the students to remember how many times they got hit by their partner, and on the second round, the instructor can motivate them to get hit less times than they did on the first round.
VISUAL PROCESSING – The students must be able to play the game while spotting openings if they are on offense, and block and dodge moves if they are on defense. This works on their ability to respond to visual cues, as well as make sense of what they see.
Step 1
Divide the class into pairs.
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
Put on sparring gear
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • The instructor will assign one student to be offensive only, meaning they can only attack.
  • The other student will be defensive only, meaning they may only block or evade.
  • The students will spar 1 minute rounds then switch roles.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Work on the instincts of offensive or defensive techniques
Step 5
  • Continue until each students has sparred one of each round.
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