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Shire Martial Arts
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Joined: 06 Feb 2017
Posts: 2
Location: Sydney, Australia
Styles: Taekwondo

PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:20 pm    Post subject: Birthday party program Reply with quote

I teach a lot of kids and I've been asked about running birthday parties at my school. I've never done one before and I don't want to reinvent the wheel. I'd appreciate it if someone could reccommend an out of the box program that works well that I could purchase.
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Nidan Melbourne
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Joined: 21 Aug 2013
Posts: 2001
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Styles: Goju-Ryu, BJJ, Balintawak Arnis

PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've run a couple before, where I've taught a few basic skills and had games related to martial arts yet they may have played before at school or at home with friends.

One of the games I do with my own students and at parties is called "senpai says" which has the same rules as "Simon Says". I have these rules in place:
- Can only do what I say when I say Senpai Says ...
- Senpai (or Sensei whatever your teaching title is) and a Name still means you have to do it. As the Key word was Senpai (or Sensei).

- You must look straight ahead, unless told otherwise

- No moving, unless told to
- Primary Position: Heiko Dachi (Ready Stance, Shoulder Width Stance)

- No Laughing, No smiling

- Bad Technique gets you out


Another Game is what we call ELVIS. This one has been popular at my club for donkeys years. Pretty easy to teach;

- Everyone runs in a circle (need plenty of room for it)
- This is called FIRE
- No one gets out here

- When WIND is called; they must run to touch the nearest wall.
- Parents, Doors etc may be prohibited
- Last one to touch approved surfaces is out

- When EARTH is called; they must place BOTH hands on the ground
- Last one down is out

- When ELVIS is called; They have to DANCE like Elvis.
- Worst impression is out
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Shire Martial Arts
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Location: Sydney, Australia
Styles: Taekwondo

PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! We do the 'Simon Says' drill, but I LOVE the sound of the ELVIS drill. I will definitly give it a go! Cheers
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