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At Home Training - Kids Drills

At Home Training - Kids Drills

Certain drills and techniques can be practiced at home to help you perfect your skill for the dojo. Take a deeper dive into these hand selected MADrills videos to see what you can practice at home during your downtime.

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At Home Training - Kids Drills
  • 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