Skill: Dexterity
Drill: Battle Basics
Equipment needed: None
Instructors needed: Several to monitor
Description: In this drill the students will duel with their basic techniques to see who the fastest person is.
Teaching SKILLZ:
TRICKERY – Instead of saying “go”, the instructor can say words that sound similar, like “gopher” and “ghost” in order to keep the students engaged and improve their auditory processing.
The students must listen for when the instructor says “go”, and not go right after the instructor says the name of the move. This works on their ability to respond to audio cues quickly.
Step 1
Have each student pair up with a partner and line them up on the middle of the training deck facing each other as shown in the picture.
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
Line up partners facing each other
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • The instructor will call out a basic technique and then say “go.” The student that executes the technique the slowest between each pair must do five jumping jacks.
  • If the students flinch before you say “go” then they must do five jumping jacks.
  • Continue using a variety of blocks, strikes, kicks, and stances.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • This is a great drill that builds reaction time while at the same time helps the students practice their basics.
Step 5
  • This is also a great filler drill for when you have extra time in class. This drill can be as short as 1-minute or as long as several minutes.
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