Skill: Precision
Drill: Rapid Fire Breaks
Equipment needed: One re-breakable board per line
Instructors needed: 1 per Line
Description: In this drill the students will build better accuracy in their side kicks by breaking boards continuously without putting their foot down in between each break.
Teaching SKILLZ:
EXTRINSIC MOTIVATION – The instructor can tell the students that if their foot touches the ground, then they will have ten pushups.
ATTENTION CONTROL – The students must be able to keep their leg up for the whole duration of the drill. This works on their ability to focus on one thing for an extended duration, as if they drop their foot, they do ten pushups.
Step 1
Divide your class into several lines.
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
The first student in line will start from “chamber position” as shown in the picture, and break the board with a side kick, then re-chamber their leg.
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • They must break the board three times without putting their foot down. If they miss, that’s ok, but they must keep their leg in the air or else they must start over.
  • Continue until each student has at least two turns.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Working on proper balance and chambering of kicks by not putting the kicking foot down to the ground between kicks.
Step 5
  • You can add variety to this drill by changing the technique to a front kick, round house kick, hook kick, etc.
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