Stone trail to the treasure
Lay out a few target paddles on floor as stones. Tell students they are running across a river stepping on the stones. If they miss a stone, they splash into the water and must start over. Great for agility, balance, and footwork, especially once the paddles are kicked around some.
Have students stand on their target paddle (their island). Instructor moves around using a blocking stick similar to a shark and pokes it at a student. When the shark attacks, the students must kick it. If they fall off their island, they are out.
Have students stand in line (chest to back, but not touching each other) in a low and wide sitting stance. The first student will crawl on his/her belly through the legs of the other students trying not to touch their legs and then stand at the end of the line. Repeat until all have crawled through. Stress keeping a low sitting stance,
Quiet, the enemy is near
Have the class snap to attention. The students are only allowed to blink and breathe. If any movement is detected, the student is to sit down. The instructor tries to get the students to move (i.e. jokes, funny faces, etc). The last standing is the winner.
Squish the class to the back of the room. Instructor assigns a simple combination that is performed down the room. At other end, the senior student adds another technique to the end of the combination. Perform the new combination down the room. Then the next highest rank adds another, etc. etc. Sometimes start with the lowest rank and work upward.
Put students into sitting horse stance. Point to the direction you want them to go, using the 4 basic directions. The students have to jump, turn, and land in their horse stance to face that direction with three quick punches, blocks, etc.
Have each student each call out a stance and a technique. All students do the stance and perform the technique 10 times.
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