Skill: Instinct
Drill: Pay Attention Point Sparring
Equipment needed: 4 cones
Instructors needed: One
Description: In this drill, the students will practice point sparring with a fun game.
Teaching SKILLZ:
HEALTHY COMPETITION – The team with more points at the end of the game can give an exercise for the losing teams to do, doing around five reps.
VISUAL PROCESSING – The students must be able to play the game while spotting openings, and blocking and dodging moves. This works on their ability to make sense of what they see, as they have to make sure they recognize when people are going to strike and when they should strike themselves.
Step 1
Divide the class into pairs
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
Have your students put their gear on.
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • Divide your class into pairs and give each partner the same number starting with number 1.
  • Have them line up facing each other (in order) directly across the training deck.
  • Use cones to mark the lines.
  • The instructor will call out a number, and the two students assigned that number will race to the middle of the training deck and point spar.
  • The first student to score a point wins a point for their team.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Being attentive and being ready to spar
Step 5
  • The first team with 10 points in the winner.
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