Saturday, December 1, 2012

Warm-ups and exercises for agility without agility ladders

We don't have a lot of equipment at Gompers Middle School, but we do have a supply of good kids, good support from the school and good ideas. Not having an agility ladder, we improvised, using four belts.

This drill is very simple. Students are lined up in two groups and do a relay race. The first drill, they simply need to step both feet inside, one foot at a time, and both feet outside.

Today, we had worked on a foot sweep to o soto gari (an outside leg sweep). So I thought it would be a good idea to work on a drill that develops your ability to move your feet quickly and with coordination, without crossing them.

Notice the difference between the students who go earlier in the video and the student who goes last. It is his first day. I think the difference between the students illustrates the effectiveness of this type of drill.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Kudos for helping all kinds of kids...