Skill: Concentration
Drill: Coordination Challenge
Equipment needed: None
Instructors needed: 1 per Line
Description: The students will work on their concentration using multiple left and right Martial Arts combinations..
Teaching SKILLZ:
NEUROBICS – While the student does their technique, the instructor can have them say the name of something that belongs to that category, like colors or superheroes. This will engage their left and right hemispheres of the brain and allow the students to be more engaged in the activity.
WORKING MEMORY – The student must remember all the previous techniques that the instructor calls, and complete the entire combination without mistake. This works on their ability to hold onto information while doing a task.
Step 1
Divide your students into lines.
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
Listen to the Instructor calling out commands
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • I will call out one technique using the “Left” or “Right.”
  • You must perform that technique with the proper side.
  • I will continue to add techniques.
  • If you make a mistake you must go to the end of the line.
  • You pass this drill if you can get five commands in a row correct.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Remember which move is left or right.
  • Focus on doing each move strong and fast.
  • Do each move strong and fast.
Step 5
  • Continue until each student has 3 turns.
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