Skill: Momentum
Drill: Chair Challenge
Equipment needed: One pad and chair per line
Instructors needed: 1 per Line
Description: The students will test their ability to gain height in their momentum by jump kicking a pad held above their head level.
Teaching SKILLZ:
INTRINSIC MOTIVATION – The instructor can tell the students to remember how high they were able to kick on the first round. On the second round, the instructor can motivate the students to get a little higher than they did on the first round.
VISUAL PROCESSING – The students must be able to see the pad, jump and kick it without falling over. This works on their ability to make sense of what they see, as they have to judge how high the pad is and how much power they need in order to kick the pad.
Step 1
Divide the class into lines.
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
For each line you will need an instructor to hold a pad while standing on a chair.
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • You will jump kick over your head level.
  • Make sure you use your arms to gain upwards momentum as you jump.
  • Do this three times.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Your goal is to not miss the pad when you kick.
Step 5
  • Continue until each student has at least two turns with both feet.
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