Skill: Flexibility
Drill: Mountain Kicks
Equipment needed: 2-4 Kicking shields & 1 Clapper pad per line
Instructors needed: 1 per Line
Description: The students will work on their FLEXIBILITY by performing multiple proper front kicks over pads stacked to knee/hip height.
Teaching SKILLZ:
EXTRINSIC MOTIVATION – If the student hits the pads while they are kicking, then they must do five pushups. If they are able to complete their turn without touching the pads, then the instructor will do three pushups.
DIVIDED ATTENTION – The student must be able to do their kicks, while making sure they do not hit the pads beneath them. This works on the ability to focus on more than one thing at one time, as they must kick the pad while being mindful of the pads beneath them.
Step 1
Divide the class into even lines.
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
One instructor per line will have a clapper pad and stand behind kicking shields stacked to the kickers’ hip or knee height.
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • The first person in line will perform one kick hitting the pad and stop.
  • Then two kicks alternating legs and stop.
  • Your will work all the way to 5 kicks.
  • If you hit the kicking shields then you must start over.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Remember to chamber super high to avoid kicking the shields.
  • Try not to let you standing foot lift off the ground.
  • Try to do a full kick each rep.
Step 5
  • Repeat until everyone has at least 2 turns.
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