One person holds a bag and move around while the other student continuously attacks the bag for one minute with a fast and furious hand and foot attacks.
Practice blocking with one side while simultaneously attacking with the other side, such as blocking a high round kick with an outer forearm block with one arm while simultaneously punching with the other arm.
Practice blocking and attacking with the same technique, such as blocking a kick with your leg and then the same leg firing a kick of its own, or blocking a punch with an outer forearm block that instantly changes into a punch.
Stress going with the flow of the action instead of looking for an opportunity to use a specific technique. Stress using the right technique to an opening instead of just throwing specific techniques at targets that are not open.
As to your tournament preparation question, I am not experienced enough with teaching children to answer that question properly. However, from what I have experienced, adult training methods may be used if they are adapted to take the child’s age, physical size and condition, attention span, etc. into consideration. Children are children, not merely little adults. They play hard and they can train hard as long as the trainer keeps in mind that they are children, not adults.
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