One student will perform round kicks in a circle trying to maintain balance and avoid hopping. The other students in class will help out by holding the kicking paddles in a circle.
Agility | Kids | Pivoting | Kicking | Balance
Students will use a hammer first technique to break away from a wrist grab. It is important that they yell "stay back!" after escaping to build confidence and alert others that they are in danger.
Power | Targeting | Self Defense | Kids
Students will race to run down the mat and back, completing a certain exercise after each lap. These exercises could be jumping jacks, squats, push ups, or any other technique that comes to mind.
Intensity | Endurance | Fitness | Kids | Cardio
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
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
This variation of the Crab Crawl Relay employs teamwork to make the drill a bit more challenging. This drill develops abdominal strength in young students.
Partner Drill | Kids | Team Work | Strength | Fitness
Students will draw figure 8's with their leg almost as if they were kicking. This is great for control, balance, and preparing students for multiple kicks.
Kids | Flexibility | Balance | Kicking | Control
The students will balance a focus pad on their foot during a fully extended side kick to build great leg strength. This will teach your students perseverance so that they never give up when doing drills.
Kids | Games | Perseverance | Balance | Concentration
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
This speed drill challenges the students not only to kick quickly, but also push them to kick over the bag and hitting a paddle. This will work both reaction time and flexibility.
Kids | Games | Speed | Balance | Coordination | Kicking
One student will start to push down with a body shield on another student on the ground. The student on the ground must defend themselves with movement and kicking to get out of the situation.
Kids | Games | Courage | Self Defense
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
Increase your students' balance skills by stacking body shields under them while executing kicks. Be sure to support your students when stacking three body shields so they are not injured if they fall.
Kids | Games | Kicking | Balance | 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 will race to complete 10 front kicks first, but they must remember to sit down in a focused position after they finish kicking. This drill works great for speed and concentration.
Kids | Games | Counting | Kicking | Coordination | Preschool
Students will race to see who can complete the ladder the fastest. Make sure your students maintain good technique as they try to kick faster and faster.
Kids | Focus | Beginner | Games | Technique | Warm Up
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
This drill will help students develop courage and confidence by pushing and grappling with their classmates to see who can get to a clean fighting stance the fastest.
Kids | Focus | Beginner | Games | Courage | Warm Up
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
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