View Full Version : New, fun drills?
12-07-2009, 03:10 PM
I am looking for some "New" things to do in class. I love teaching, but have a little bit of a different set up. We have a main studio with all the usuals, but I teach three classes a week at a satellite location with no mirrors and hard floors. Now that it is close to the holidays, classes are light (around 4 -8), and I am running out of "Fun Activities". It is hard to do distraction and confusion type things with such a small group. Any suggestions?
12-07-2009, 04:46 PM
Welcome to the forum!
Have you looked at the new KM Black belt book by Darren Levine and Ryan Hoover? The section on training methodology has some great drills in there:wav:
12-08-2009, 07:54 AM
What type of class: Beginners? Level 3/4?
What type of equiptment do you have: focus mits? tombstones? thai pads? body Shields?
12-08-2009, 08:00 AM
So as not to completly skirt the question with a smaller class I like to try and ramp up the intensity of situational drills and really work the live (or close to live) senerios. So for example a hold up (knife/gun/stick). If you can get lipstick or a marker to use as the knife and cheap disposable white shirts and see how many times people get cut.
The 2 on 1 or 3 on 1 drills are also fun with smaller classes. You can start with just trying to grab for the arms or head to work movement and if the class is advanced enough move into sparring from there.
If you can get 6 people you can work alot of ring of fire type drills where one person is in the middle and the ring can work chokes or strikes or just use body shields and try and get out of the ring to a target somewhere outside of the circle.
Opening thoughts on some of the stuff I try and do outside of regular pad work.
12-08-2009, 10:00 AM
Thanks for the input. It is mostly a level 1 group, but it is on alternating days from the main studio, so I get a revolving group. I have one "bull int the china shop", and a couple you can't light a fire under with a blow torch. I carry all the pads, focus mitts, tombstones and kick shields, and I have my "bag of fun activities". This has things like tennis balls, ropes/belts, cones, marbles, reaction balls (baseball drill), etc. I also alternate in a set of soccer balls. The tennis balls work great for getting students to rotate through strikes. Place it beside the heel, and kick it sideways as they make the punch. If they rise up on the toe or don't rotate, the ball doesn't move. Also a ball in the hand is now a broken hand. The soccer balls are great for core work, and doing a little pass drill using peripheral vision before working inside and 360 defenses. Marbles in the shoe (thank you Ryan Hoover), belts around the waist with resistance. I have several FitDeck titles, Bas, and every book with Krav Maga in the title. I am well equipped, just out of ideas.
12-08-2009, 10:54 AM
Loren Chirstenson has fun drills in his speed and timing
books.I know that is all you need more books,but I feel
they could benefit your needs.He is not krav but the drills
transfer over.I know you need some how.hope the info helps.
12-08-2009, 11:27 AM
Thank you. Yes, I love books.
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