Focus & Cognition

Focus & Cognition

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Focus & Cognition
  • Melody Shuman - Memory Kicks

    The student participating in the drill will have to recall which number corresponds to each target before executing three kicks. This is great for memory and concentration development.
    Kids | Focus | Beginner | Games | Concentration | Targets | Beginner

  • Melody Shuman - Lumberjacks

    Every time the instructor calls out a number, one student will execute the technique while the other practices patience and executes the technique after their classmate.
    Kids | Focus | Beginner | Games | Warm Up | Team Work | Listening

  • Melody Shuman - Math Kicks

    Build concentration by having students solve a math equation to find out how many reps they have to do.
    Kids | Focus | Beginner | Games | Concentration | Warm Up | Reaction

  • Melody Shuman - Ladder Punches

    Activate your students' brain so they can learn faster! Make the students keep count of the ladder as they work their way up with punches.
    Kids | Games | Counting | Punch | Coordination

  • Melody Shuman - Count & Kick

    Develop focus and kicking skills by having students watch your hand to find out how many kicks they are supposed to do. This drill can be done with any basic kick.
    Kids | Focus | Kicking | Concentration

  • Melody Shuman - Circle of Memory

    The first student gets to perform any martial arts technique of their choice. Every student after gets to add any one technique to try to continue the combo as long as possible.
    Memory | Kids | Concentration | Focus

  • Melody Shuman - 4 Pad Challenge

    Drill focus and build courage by having one student kick in multiple directions by command while surrounded by other students with body shields. A strong Kiyah is important to show courage and confidence.
    Kids | Courage | Focus | Kicking | Intensity

  • Melody Shuman - Touch the Cone Relay

    One student calls out the names of several ones. Two other students have to relay race to touch each of the colors first. This is great for young students honing their memory skills.
    Kids | Memory | Focus

  • Melody Shuman - Pay Attention with Kicks

    Students will be assigned to a specific number. When their number is called, they must run to the spot very quickly and execute four clean kicks on the paddle.
    Kids | Focus | Memory | Kicking

  • Melody Shuman - Pad Tag

    This drill focuses on discipline. Try to trick your students by saying words other than "go" so that they have to listen carefully to know when it is actually time to kick.
    Discipline | Kids | Patience | Kicking

  • 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