Dave Kovar - Animal Planet Drill - Monkey
The second installment of Dave Kovar's Animal Planet drill series is designed to loosen up multiple muscle groups at the same time.
Warm Up | Kids Drills | Mobility
Dave Kovar - Bear Crawl
The bear crawl is a classic drill in martial arts classes. However, many instructors forget that you can use this warm up in a variety of different directions.
Warm Up | Fitness | Kids Drills
Dave Kovar - Animal Planet Drill - Rabbit
These warm up drills, named after animals, use your own body weight and are intended to be used after your students have already warmed up a bit. This particular drill works the shoulders and lower body, known as the "Rabbit".
Warm Up | Kids Drills | Fitness
Danny Etkin - Jumping Drill
There are two primary jumping techniques used in martial arts tricking. Use this drill to help your students master these jumps and become better trickers.
Sport Karate | Tricking | Jumping | Plyometrics
Danny Etkin - Explosive Jumping Drill
This drill will help you maximize height when doing tricking forms or techniques. This drill is also great to incorporate into a functional fitness routine.
Fitness | Conditioning | Tricking | Jumping | Exercise
Ted Guerrero - 50's
Disguising repetition is one of the hardest skills to master as an instructor. This is a great cardio drill to kickstart high-level classes.
Fitness | Cardio | Warm Up
Ernie Reyes Jr. - Shoe Shine Drill
This drill expands upon the 10 count punching system, putting all the punches together into a continuous combo.
Punching | Warm Up | Striking | Combo
Michael Kramp - One Legged Ninja
Teaching jump kicks is one of the hardest jobs in the martial arts. This game makes it easy and fun to learn the basics of jump kicking.
Balance | Kicking | Games | Kids
Melody Shuman - Ninja Statues
Using whatever listening positions are most common at your school, test your students' discipline by calling out each of the poses. The drill is made a bit more difficult by having the students stand on body shields.
Discipline | Focus | Kids
Melody Shuman - Plus Jumps
Body control and focus are necessary for this drill in which students will race to see who can complete a certain number of reps jumping in various directions. Create the plus signs for this drill using escrima sticks.
Perseverance | Control | Speed | Agility | Cardio | Focus | Kids
Melody Shuman - Super Punches
This drill will allow your students to focus on power to launch the focus pad as far as possible after punching it. A big yell always makes the pad fly farther!
Power | Kids | Punching | Intensity
Melody Shuman - The Alphabet
Challenge your students to make it all the way through the alphabet while keeping their leg chambered up in the air and kicking the whole time.
Balance | Kicking | Focus | Chamber
Apolo Ladra - Kali for Kids Jumping Drills
This variation of the open triangle drill involves jumping to develop greater leg strength and agility. It is great for keeping kids focused in a class setting.
Kids | Kali | Footwork | Agility | Conditioning | Coordination
Apolo Ladra - Open Triangle Squatting
This variation of the open triangle drill uses squatting, which will help dodge swinging strikes to the upper body. It is great for kids learning basic Kali concepts.
Kids | Kali | Conditioning | Footwork | Self Defense
Apolo Ladra - Kali for Kids Footwork Drills
Keeping hands up and focus forward are key concepts for children's martial arts. Maintaining balance is critical for great martial arts technique.
Kids | Kali | Footwork | Agility | Focus | Coordination