Drill: Popper Punches
Equipment needed: 1 Clapper pad per line
Instructors needed: 1 per Line
Description: Students will practice PUNCHING by demonstrating powerful punches on a pad, trying to make the pad pop everytime they hit it. This will challenge the students physically by requiring them to put power on all of their punches.
Teaching SKILLZ:
HEALTHY COMPETITION – See which student can make the loudest pop noise with the pad
SPEED OF PROCESSING – Once the instructor counts, the student must be able to punch the pad quick and hard enough so that it makes a pop noise.
Step 1
Divide your students into lines.
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
Have the instructor in fort of the line holding the pad.
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • The 1st student will stand up facing the instructor.
  • The student will do 5 punches on the instructors count.
  • The student wants to make every punch makes a popping noise when it hits the pad.
  • The only way to do that is to use a lot of power on each punch.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Keep your eyes in the pad everytime you punch.
  • Hit the pad as hard as you can.
  • Keep your hands up for the entire game.
Step 5
  • Continue until each student has 2 turns.
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