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Melody Shuman

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Melody Shuman
  • Melody Shuman - Army Crawl Relay

    Make the classic army crawl a bit more difficult by having the students hold a focus pad in the backs of their knees.
    Kids | Fitness

  • Melody Shuman - Around the World

    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

  • Melody Shuman - Beat the Bully

    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

  • Melody Shuman - Burn Outs

    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

  • 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 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 Johnson - Crab Crawl Relay with Partners

    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

  • Melody Johnson - Crazy 8s

    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

  • Melody Shuman - Dizzy Kicks

    Pre-school aged students will spin around 4 times before attempting front kicks. This is a fun drill that helps balance and coordination.
    Kids | Kicking | Balance | Coordination

  • Melody Shuman - Don't Drop the Pad

    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

  • Melody Shuman - Crab Crawl Relay

    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

  • Melody Shuman - Don't Knock the Pad

    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

  • Melody Shuman - Get Away Drill

    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

  • Melody Shuman - Frog Jump Relay

    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

  • Melody Shuman - Elevator Drill

    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

  • Melody Shuman - Don't Lose Your Feet

    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

  • Melody Shuman - Kick & Sit Drill

    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

  • 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 - Ladder Kick Relay

    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

  • 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 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 - Get Up Drill

    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

  • Melody Shuman - Ninja Kicks

    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

  • 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