One blind fold per group
1 per Line
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.
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.
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
Make sure you emphasize good technique while each student does the form blindfolded.
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