Skill: Memory
Drill: Follow the Leader
Equipment needed: 3 rings per line
Instructors needed: 1 per Line
Description: Students will practice having good MEMORY by demonstrating their ability to watch the instructor do a 2 kick pattern 3 times in different rings, then the student will attempt to mimic the pattern.
Teaching SKILLZ:
EXTRINSIC MOTIVATION – If the student is able to mimic the pattern correctly, then the instructor will do three pushups.
WORKING MEMORY – The student must remember the pattern that the instructor does, and mimic that same pattern. This works on their ability to hold onto information while performing a task.
Step 1
Divide your students into one line
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
Have the students on the other side of the mat then the instructor.
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • The 1st student in the line will stand up and face the instructor.
  • The instructor will do 2 kicks in each of the rings in whatever order they would like.
  • The student must watch the instructor do the kicks and then they will have to copy the same pattern.
  • If the student gets it correct then the student will earn 1 point for their line.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Watch your instructor so you know what to do.
  • Move fast so that you show good memory.
  • Good kicks so that you can look good.
Step 5
  • Continue until each person has 2-3 turns.
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