Skill: Versatility
Drill: Blindfold Form
Equipment needed: One blind fold per group
Instructors needed: 1 per Line
Description: When practicing your form, you build muscle memory. In this drill, we are going to put your muscle memory to the test by practicing your form blindfolded.
Teaching SKILLZ:
EXTRINSIC MOTIVATION – If the student takes off the blindfold and they are facing the wrong direction, the student will have ten pushups.
LONG TERM MEMORY – The students must perform their combination while blindfolded. This will work on their ability to recall things that they have previously learned, as they must remember their form and where to step without looking where they are going.
Step 1
Divide your students into groups according to rank.
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
Pick one volunteer to go first (from each group and put a blindfold on them
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • The student will run through the first five moves of the form to get use to the awkward feeling.
  • Have everyone go through, doing only 5 forms
  • Continue until every student has a turn.
  • Next time through the students will run through the entire form blindfolded.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Develop muscle memory by repeating the forms from memory – without being able to see
Step 5
  • Make sure you emphasize good technique while each student does the form blindfolded.
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