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
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
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
This side kick drill works speed, power, and precision. Make sure students are pulling their chambers all the way back if they have problems with hitting the hoop.
Speed | Kids | Kicking | Power | Accuracy | Precision
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
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 friendly competition requires students to get up quickly from a laying down position and be the first to side kick a body shield and yell in a fighting stance.
Speed | Reaction Time | Kicking | Agility | Kids
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
Students will use any technique of your choice to attempt to send a focus pad flying at a bag. This always provides a fun challenge for students of any level.
Precision | Accuracy | Pad Drill | Kids | Power
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
Students will progress through four stations doing more stance switches and kicks at each station. The subsequent students will apply pressure on the student in front of them to go faster.
Kids | Agility | Speed | Footwork | Kicking
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