Skill: Technique
Drill: 1-2 Check
Equipment needed: 1 foam noodle and 1 hand mitt per line
Instructors needed: 1 per Line
Description: Students will practice having good technique be being able to throw two straight punches and keep their hands up by their eyes.
Teaching SKILLZ:
EXTRINSIC MOTIVATION – If the instructor is able to hit the student on the head, then the student has five pushups. But, if the student is able to block the instructor every time, then the instructor will have five pushups.
The students must be able to see the noodle coming at their head, and block it correctly after hitting the pad with their punches. This works on their ability to respond to visual cues quickly, as if they do not bring their hand to their head, they will get hit with the noodle.
Step 1
Divide your students into lines
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
Separate your students into lines, based off of how many instructors you have.
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • The first student will come up and go to their guarding stance. The instructor will be holding the hand mitt at the student’s head level and in the middle of their body.
  • The students will have to throw jab, cross hitting the pad then bringing their hand back by their eyes. They will do this 5 times.
  • If the student doesn’t bring their hands back by their eyes the instructor will then bop the student in the head. If the student gets hit, then they have 1 squat jump for every time they got bopped by the instructor. If they can block all strikes the instructor gets 5 squat jumps.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Eyes open so that you can see the noodle that is trying to hit you.
  • Keep your hands up so that you stay safe.
  • Be fast so that you can practice having proper techniques.
Step 5
  • Continue for 2-3 turns.
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