(Ages 5 – 6)

Class 3 – Control

Dynamic Warm-Up – 7 Minutes
  • Arms: Push-ups
  • Legs: Squat Jumps
  • Abs: Sit-ups w/ legs in the air
  • Core: Bridge with shoulder taps
Mat Chat – 3-minutes (Includes Water Break)
  • Today we are going to work on CONTROL.
  • CONTROL means to have power over your mind, heart, and body.

Here are three CONTROL tips that you will learn today:

1. Have CONTROL over your front kicks. 2. Have CONTROL over your side kicks. 3. Have CONTROL over your round kicks.
Skill-Building Drills – 15 Minutes

Dizzy Race:

In this drill the students will develop better control of their body by racing down the training mat, spinning their head around a blocker target four times, and then kicking a target ten times. This is a fun way to teach your students to control their body.
  • Teaching SKILLZ: UP THE REP – Challenge the student to kick stronger on each kick even though they will be dizzy.
  • Brain SKILLZ: RESPONSE INHIBITION – The students will develop cognitive control of their attention as they don’t allow being dizzy to distract them from trying hard to kick the target.

Speedy Ladder:

The students will build their control by front kicking a target while not hitting a stack of pads below their foot. This will help the students build good chambers in their front kicks.
  • Teaching SKILLZ: EXTRINSIC MOTIVATION – If the student can kick the target correctly without hitting the pad on the ground, then the instructor will do 5 jumping jacks.
  • Brain SKILLZ: DIVIDED ATTENTION – The student will develop this cognitive skill as they multi-task by kicking the target with increasing reps, while not hitting the pad on the ground, and also keeping their feet in the ring.
Skill Stripe Test – 15 Minutes

See Testing Charts:

Beginner Testing Chart
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Intermediate Testing Chart
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Advanced Testing Chart
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Dynamic Stretches: 5-minutes
  • Ball Roll
  • Inch Worm Hops
  • Middle Split Push Ups
  • Side Leg Swings
Game – 3-minutes
  • Pirate Dodge Ball

End of Class Announcments:

2 Minutes