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Melody Shuman

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Melody Shuman
  • 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

  • Melody Shuman - Pad Roll Relay

    This teamwork drill is very simple, but also very effective for younger students that are trying to learn how to work with their classmates.
    Teamwork | Kids

  • 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

  • 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 - Over the Rocks

    This miniature obstacle course will help students develop balance and coordination as they try to jump between rings and execute clean kicks.
    Balance | Kicking | Kids | Coordination

  • 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 - Plus Jumps

    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

  • Melody Shuman - Ring Challenge

    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

  • 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 - Ring of Fire

    Students will develop precision and accuracy while working on their chambers to execute side kicks through the hoop.
    Kids | Focus | Precision | Accuracy | Kicking | Chambers

  • Melody Shuman - Ring Punches

    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

  • Melody Shuman - Sandwich

    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

  • Melody Shuman - Shuttle Run Relay

    This drill is a classic shuttle run in which students will race against one another to build explosive speed.
    Kids | Speed | Cardio

  • Melody Shuman - Side Kick Pad Tag

    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

  • Melody Shuman - Speed Ball

    This game is played just like hot potato. Students will have only 2 seconds to get rid of the ball and must avoid dropping it or making a bad throw.
    Games | Kids | Coordination

  • 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 - Super Ninjas

    This drill can get a bit tricky, but it will help students develop the body control they need to do more advanced kicking skills later on.
    Control | Coordination | Balance | Kids

  • 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 - Super Punches

    This drill will allow your students to focus on power to launch the focus pad as far as possible after punching it. A big yell always makes the pad fly farther!
    Power | Kids | Punching | Intensity

  • Melody Shuman - Target Practice

    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

  • 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 - 1 2 3 Switch

    Students will switch feet based on whatever number the instructor calls. The leading leg will throw a kick onto the paddle. The first student to kick the paddle wins.
    Kids | Footwork | Speed | Agility

  • Melody Shuman - 4 Corner Relay

    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

  • 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