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Karate Warm Up Drill: Flower Sit-ups

Here’s a dead easy sit-up drill that you can do with your students in your very next class to make it far more
interesting, instead of doing the same-old-boring sit-ups that allows students to slack off (that’s Australian for not giving 100%)…

There’s no chance of that with this variation because it gets students interacting with others, building a team-like rapport, which is important for class enjoyment and student retention…

Simply have all students hold hands and form a circle so everyone is facing the center of the circle. Students should be standing side by side, shoulder to shoulder. Now have your class sit down to the sit-up position so their feet are in the center of the circle.

Everyone should be holding hands and sitting in the “up position” ready for their sit-ups.

To your count students simply do their sit-ups while holding hands. First everyone will make the downward motion so their backs are flat on the floor and their knees bent. Next students pull each other up as everyone contracts their abdominal muscles together, just like a flower opening and closing its petals…

Try it out in your next class…

Of course for more ideas to alleviate boredom, increase student retention and make your life easier be sure to check out my latest version of “125 Dynamite Drills” that’s packed full of heart racing, blood pumping karate drills and exercises by clicking here

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