Skill: Punching
Drill: Balloon Punching
Equipment needed: One balloon per group
Instructors needed: 1 per Line
Description: The students will punch the balloon as many times as possible without letting the balloon fall to the ground.
Teaching SKILLZ:
EXTRINSIC MOTIVATION – If the student can hit the balloon more times than they did on the previous turn, the instructor will have three pushups.
VISUAL PROCESSING – The student must be able to see the balloon in the air and estimate when they should punch.
Step 1
Divide your students into groups with no more than four students per group.
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
For each group, set up a ring that is approximately the same size as a sparring ring.
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • You will punch the balloon in the air, staying inside of the ring, and not letting the balloon touch the ground.
  • You will keep punching the balloon using both hands.
  • Count each punch as you hit the balloon.
  • If the balloon touches the ground, then your turn is over.
  • Try to punch the balloon ten times before it touches the ground or goes out of the ring.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Work on timing of punches
  • Work on hand eye coordination
Step 5
  • Continue until each student has two turns.
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