Skill: Precision
Drill: Toss and Break
Equipment needed: One re-breakable board per line
Instructors needed: 1 per Line
Description: The students will test their precision by dropping the board and breaking it in the air.
Teaching SKILLZ:
INTRINSIC MOTIVATION – The instructor can tell the students to remember how many tries it took them to break the board on the first round, if they broke it at all. On the second round, the instructor can motivate the students to break the board in less tries than they did on the first round.
DIVIDED ATTENTION – The student must be able to drop the board, move their hands and break the board before it hits the ground. This works on their ability to do multiple things at one time, as they have to drop the board with one hand and break it with the other.
Step 1
Divide your students into lines.
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
For each line you will need an instructor and a re-breakable board.
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • Hold the re-breakable board from the top and in the middle, above your head level.
  • Drop the board and strike it in the middle with a fast palm strike.
  • If you hit the board with enough speed and precision the board will break.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Work on precision by breaking boards that are dropping in the air.
Step 5
  • Continue until each student has at least five turns.
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