Skill: Control
Drill: Stay Back
Equipment needed: None
Instructors needed: 1 per Line
Description: In this game we will be working on the student’s ability to CONTROL their heart by utilizing their self-defense without being too shy or too silly.
Teaching SKILLZ:
NEUROBICS – Instead of giving the students numbers, on the second round, the instructor can give them colors. This will challenge their working memory as they have to remember what color they are, and it will also keep the students engaged.
LONG TERM MEMORY – The student must be able to complete the self-defense technique according to where they are grabbed on their arm.
Step 1
Divide your students into groups
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
Have each group make a circle. 1 student will be in the middle. Assign everyone else a number
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • Show the students how to perform self-defense #1
  • Call a number, and the assigned student will grab the student in the middle.
  • He/she will then have to perform self-defense #1 and yell “STAY BACK”
  • Repeat for 2-3 more numbers.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Yell “stay back” as loud as you can
  • Do your moves strong or else they might not work
  • Remember to CONTROL your heart and not be too silly
Step 5
  • Continue until everyone has 2-3 turns in the middle
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