Skill: Focus
Drill: Ring Up
Equipment needed: 1 Ring and 1 Clapper Pad per line
Instructors needed: 1 per Line
Description: Students will practice FOCUS by demonstrating their ability to kick a target while keeping the ring on their leg. Students will be challenged physically by requiring them to keep their core engaged to keep balance and keep their thigh muscles engaged when holding their chamber. Due to having to perform several tasks at the same time for each kick, students are also challenged intellectually.
Teaching SKILLZ:
EXTRINSIC MOTIVATION – If the student drops the ring, they will have three jumping jacks. If the student is able to complete their turn without dropping the ring, the instructor will have three pushups.
ATTENTION CONTROL – The student must be able to focus on keeping their knee up high, or else the ring will fall down. This works on their ability to focus on doing one thing for the whole duration without getting distracted, despite their leg getting tired.
Step 1
Divide your students into lines.
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
The first student will start facing the instructor
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • Students will chamber for a front kick with a ring hanging on their leg/thigh
  • Students will kick the pad three times without letting the ring drop.
  • They have to kick and rechamber while keeping their knee up.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Knee up to keep the ring off the floor.
  • Kick strong so that you can hit the pad hard.
  • Keep your head up so that you can keep your balance.
Step 5
  • Continue 2 to 3 times through the line.
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