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Danger Alley is a simple and easy obstacle course in which child goes from station to station. At each station child must perform a “self-defense” or marital arts technique to stop an “Attack or Danger”.
A minimum of four stations with various situations is recommended.
Station One (The Escape) An instructor or parent will subdue child by grabbing and holding on to child’s wrist. The child must then perform an escape maneuver. Once child escapes they proceed to Station Two.
Station Two (The Block)
When child proceeds to station two, they encounter a would be attacker, attempting a punch or strike. An instructor or parent using a padded foam blocker will attempt to strike child. The child should attempt to block strike using a martial arts technique and then proceed to station three.
Station Three (The Punch)
When child proceeds to station three, they encounter another would be attacker. The child performs a martial arts punch technique to stop attack. An instructor or parent would hold a padded target square, which child would punch. The child then proceeds to station four.
Station Four (The Kick)
When child proceeds to station four, they encounter another would be attacker. The child performs a martial arts kick technique to stop attack. An instructor or parent would hold a padded Body Shield, which child would kick. After completing four stations child has successfully conquered Danger Alley.
Martial Arts trainings can be fun for children just by incorporating techniques and skills into activities and games.
Eric Gehler AIM USA Self Defense Programs www.aimusainc.com
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