Skill: Speed
Drill: Target Attack
Equipment needed: 2 handmitts per line
Instructors needed: 1 per Line
Description: Students will practice having good SPEED by demonstrating their ability to hit what they see by watching the instructor hold pads in random areas, the student will have to strike each area with the appropriate technique.
Teaching SKILLZ:
TRICKERY – The instructor can hold for a punch and say “kick” or vice versa. This will test their auditory processing and visual processing, as they have to recognize the audio cue as correct and the visual cue as incorrect.
VISUAL PROCESSING – The student has to see the pad and do a punch or kick, depending on the pads orientation. This works on their ability to respond quickly to visual cues.
Step 1
Divide your students into lines
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
Have the students sitting with the instructor.
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • The 1st student in each line will stand up and face the instructor.
  • The instructor will randomly extend the mitt for a punch or a kick, the student will then have only a few seconds to hit the mitt correctly.
  • The student will aim to do 5 strike in a row without making a mistake.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Have good posture as you strike.
  • Have good accuracy on each strike.
  • Have good technique on each strike.
Step 5
  • Continue until each person has 2-3 turns.
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