Skill: FOCUS
Drill: Blind Defense
Equipment needed: 1 blindfold per line
Instructors needed: 1 instructor per line
Description: In this drill the students will work on developing better FOCUS by learning to perform their self-defense combinations on both the dominant and non-dominant sides.
If the student can escape all three times, then the instructor will have 5 pushups.
The student must be able to remember the defense for the grabs, and remembering to say “stay back” once they complete the defense.
Step 1
Divide your students into lines
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
  • Demonstrate self-defense combinations 1-3
  • Have 1 instructor per line to be the attacker.
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • Have the first student in line put on the blindfold.
  • The instructor will attack them with self-defense combination #1, #2 and/or #3
  • The student must then properly defend themselves.
  • After the third attack, the next student in line gets a turn.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Stay calm when attacked
  • Be fast once you are grabbed
  • Yell “stay back!”
Step 5
  • Continue for at least 3 rounds.
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