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
Michael Kramp - Walk the Line
Use the noodle like a balance beam to help your younger students train their balance and ultimately improve their coordination and kicking skills.
Balance | Kids | Coordination
Michael Kramp - Walk The Line - 1 Student
This drill is sometimes more effective in smaller classes so that students aren't falling onto each other. See the other Walk the Line video to see how this drill is used in a class setting.
Balance | Kicking | Coordination | Kids
Michael Kramp - Cannonball Balance
Using Wavemasters as a back-stop, toss balance balls at your younger students to help them work on balance.
Balance | Kids | Games | Focus
Michael Kramp - The Pound Sign
Use noodles to create a pound sign that students can use to jump in various directions to work balance. To make sure they are focused, you can throw in some techniques as well.
Kids | Balance | Coordination | Focus
Melody Shuman - Elevator Drill
Increase your students' balance skills by stacking body shields under them while executing kicks. Be sure to support your students when stacking three body shields so they are not injured if they fall.
Kids | Games | Kicking | Balance | Coordination
Melody Shuman - Don't Drop the Pad
The students will balance a focus pad on their foot during a fully extended side kick to build great leg strength. This will teach your students perseverance so that they never give up when doing drills.
Kids | Games | Perseverance | Balance | Concentration
Melody Shuman - Dizzy Kicks
Pre-school aged students will spin around 4 times before attempting front kicks. This is a fun drill that helps balance and coordination.
Kids | Kicking | Balance | Coordination
Melody Johnson - Crazy 8s
Students will draw figure 8's with their leg almost as if they were kicking. This is great for control, balance, and preparing students for multiple kicks.
Kids | Flexibility | Balance | Kicking | Control
Melody Shuman - Around the World
One student will perform round kicks in a circle trying to maintain balance and avoid hopping. The other students in class will help out by holding the kicking paddles in a circle.
Agility | Kids | Pivoting | Kicking | Balance
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
Melody Shuman - Speeding Ladders
Students will be challenged to execute clean front kicks while staying inside a ring, without hitting the body shield on the ground, and popping the paddle with good power.
Control | Focus | Kids | Kicking | Balance
Melody Shuman - Round Kick Battle
Students will race to see who can execute 10 round kicks on one leg without putting their foot down the fastest. The round is only finished when the student hits a strong fighting stance.
Flexibility | Kicking | Balance | Kids | Speed
Melody Shuman - Pad Slides
Taking their time, your students will slide on focus pads to step out into a split-like position. Be sure to tell your students that this is not a race!
Flexibility | Balance | Kids
Melody Shuman - Ninja Rocks
Your students will practice balance and kicking by carefully stepping down a path of focus pads without stepping down onto the mat.
Kids | Balance | Kicking