Similar to kicking through a hula hoop, this drill helps students focus on balance and targeting while training their side kicks. If their foot keeps hitting the rails, they are likely not re-chambering enough.
Kicking | Games | Coordination | Balance | Targeting
This drill requires the students to lift both legs up off the ground at the same time to perform a double front kick. This will develop great coordination and give your students a sense of accomplishment.
Kids | Focus | Beginner | Games | Coordination
One partner swings a stick at their classmate's legs, while the other student must jump over the stick and execute kicks after each jump.
Kids | Games | Counting | Kicking | Perseverance | Balance | Conditioning
Students must hop all the way to the end of the mat while keeping a focus pad in between their knees. The focus pad prevents students from simply running down the mat.
Kids | Games | Kicking | Balance | Coordination | Fitness
The crab crawl is a classic drill that disguises children's fitness by being a fun drill to perform. Using the focus pad helps the student maintain good technique with their crawl.
Kids | Games | Fitness | Warm Up
One student will be "sandwiched" between two others that have body shields. Upon the instructor's command, the student in the center must side kick in the proper direction.
Kicking | Coordination | Focus | Kids
This drill is designed to help young students tell their left and right hands apart. Designate one color to be the right hand and the other to be the left hand, directing the student to strike through each circle.
Kids | Accuracy | Precision | Punching | Focus
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
Students will practice control to not kick the bar while the instructor tells them wether to kick over or under the bar. Responding to these cues makes this a very good focus and coordination drill.
Coordination | Focus | Accuracy | Precision | Kicking | Kids
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
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