Skill: MEMORY
Drill: Circle of Friends
Equipment needed: One small square pad per student
Instructors needed: 1 per Line
Description: In this drill the students will put their reactive memory skills to the test by kicking pads held by their classmates in a specific order.
Teaching SKILLZ:
INTRINSIC MOTIVATION – The instructor can ask the students if they want a harder challenge. If they say yes, then the instructor can say four names at a time. On the third round, the instructor can ask the students if they want a blackbelt challenge, and give them five names at a time.
Brain SKILLZ:
WORKING MEMORY – The student must be able to listen to the order of the names called, and kick the pads in that order. This works on their ability to hold onto information while performing a task, as they have to remember a pattern.
Step 1
Divide your students into several groups. Have each group make a big circle.
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
Give each student in the circle a pad.
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • Pick one student to stand in the middle of the circle.
  • The instructor will call out three students’ names and the student in the middle must kick the pads held by each student in the order called out by the instructor.
  • If the student makes a mistake, then he/ she will have to do 10 push-ups.
  • Repeat the process until every student has a turn to both hold the target and kick the target.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Pay Attention
  • Listen closely
Step 5
  • Repeat the process until every student has a turn to both hold the target and kick the target.
 
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