So I have decided to leave my current school and start looking for another place that I can teach and study. It had gotten to the point that my kids and me were really not getting anything from the class. So I have been trying to form my own syllabus and working on updating my training methods. After listening to the last audio lesson on the app about making things fun and "Repetition by stealth". I have started looking for more ways to incorporate that into my teaching. In the proccess I found Jesse Encamp's video on Gamification of martial arts training.
This got me wondering what game like training do you know/practice, Jesse's suggested process seems practical but I am trying to expand my list of samples so that I can get a better handle on the principles.
I do use this currently in at least a few situationals. I know that kids (especially little kids) hate pushups, but I can get them to do wheel barrel races for 20 mins without them realizing they are working the same muscle groups. I have also put a hockey puck on the ground and play keep away, or pass around the circle, or even set up goals to have them work on sweep kicks and just general kicking. I also occasionally use Karate tag, where I put loops on masking tape on the kids uniform and have them play at pulling the tape off. I find that it helps with control, since they want to move at full speed but they also want to grab something off the surface.