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 Johnson - 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 Johnson - 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