Skill: Agility
Drill: Skip Kick Challenge
Equipment needed: 1 clapper pad per line.
Instructors needed: 1 per Line
Description: Students will practice having good AGILITY by being able to demonstrate skip front kicks down the mat.
Teaching SKILLZ:
CHOICES – The student can pick which leg they want to start with, right or left. After they use that leg, on the second round, the instructor can give them the choice of doing their other leg to get better, or using the same one.
DIVIDED ATTENTION – The student must be able to take one leg in the air, then jump and kick with the other leg at the same time. This works on their divided attention since they are focusing on more than one thing at one time, like jumping and kicking.
Step 1
Separate your students into lines, based off of how many instructors you have.
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
The first student in each line will come up and put their kicking leg in front.
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • The student will use the same kicking leg to do 5 skip front kicks, down the mat, in a row.
  • On the next turn have them try their other leg.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Be fast so that you can look good.
  • Kick high so that you practice good habits.
  • Land strong as you do each jump kick to stay safe.
Step 5
  • Continue for 2-3 turns.
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