Skill: Precision
Drill: Ladder Side Kicks
Equipment needed: Multiple speed ladders & Re-breakable boards per line
Instructors needed: 1 per Line
Description: The students will practice PRECISION by demonstrating their ability to consistently do the same board break, breaking the board each time. This will challenge them physically by requiring them to hit the board with good accuracy and power so that it breaks with each kick.
Teaching SKILLZ:
CHOICES – The instructor can allow the students to choose what board they would want to break. This will allow the students to choose a challenge if they want to get even better, and will empower the students as they have a choice in what they are doing.
VISUAL PROCESSING – The student must make sure their feet move correctly within the ladder, and make sure they sidekick the board in the correct spot. This works on their ability to make sense of what they see, as they have to recognize the middle of the board as their target and aim for that spot every time.
Step 1
Divide your students into lines.
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
For each line, you will need an instructor.
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • The 1st student, will stand sideways with their front foot in the first rung of the ladder.
  • When the instructor says “GO”, the student will taka step with rear foot, behind their front foot into the next run on the ladder.
  • They will the use the leg that is now behind them to throw a powerful sidekick breaking the board.
  • After the break the student wants to show a good re-chamber, then place the kicking leg back in the front.
  • If the student doesn’t break the board they will get 5 push-ups for every non-break or miss.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Use good accuracy so you break the board each time.
  • Don’t go to fast or you might mess up your steps.
  • Don’t forget put some power on each kick.
Step 5
  • Continue so that each student has at least 2 turns.
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