Transitioning to Empower Kickboxing
You may want to offer Empower Kickboxing™ (EKB) as a separate program or you may want to transition your entire system and student population to the program. Whatever your plans, we are here to help you make a smooth transition. EKB is simple to manage.
What to Do w/ Current Students
Your highest-ranking students are usually the most resistant to change. The fact they are still with you shows they like things the way they are. That’s OK. We’ll recruit them in time, but in the beginning, it’s usually best to start a new program with your newest students and let it follow them up the ranks.
Replace your current white belt or beginner’s program with EKB. At the same time, start doing some of the drills and exercises from EKB in your traditional classes. If you replace your current beginner’s classes with EKB, those students can stay in that time slot forever. No more student schedule changes.
Once your current intermediate students graduate up into your advanced classes, add another EKB class or two in the time slots previously used by the intermediate students. In a matter of months, you’ll have 2-3 EKB classes and an advanced traditional program for the students who wanted to continue with the traditional program. This gives you time to learn the material and time for your students to adjust to it.
TRANSITION DRILL SERIES SET-POINT CONTROL
Drills to Help with the Transition
This is a great series to introduce over the first few weeks of your Empower Kickboxing roll out.
Do them in order for one minute to each of two partners. Do just one or two per class. This way, you can build on the last class.
Once the students have learned the drills, these are great for warm-ups. It’s a bit competitive which makes it fun while learning some critical movement fundamentals.
IMPORTANT: Watch all of them to the end at least once. You will hear a lot of repetition, but they will help you to recall the key points to share with your students. These are all designed in a certain order with “intentional” mistakes that you will point out to the students. Once you hear the same mistake or tip a few times in different videos, you’ll retain them easier and gain a deeper understanding of the goals of the drills.
SET POINT VS JOE LEWIS
SET POINT SERIES OVERVIEW
SET POINT 2: TOUCH DRILL
SET POINT 3: TOUCH DRILL DETAIL
SET POINT 4: TOUCH DRILL LIVE
SET POINT 5: POSITION & TARGET MOVEMENT
SET POINT 6: POSITION FAKES
SET POINT 7 : POSITION DEFENSE
SET POINT 8 : MOVEMENT w/ BLOCKING
SET POINT 9: MOVEMENT w/ STRIKES
SET POINT 10: MOVEMENT defensive strike
SET POINT 11: JAB VS FRONT RD KICK
SET POINT 12: DRILL SERIES STACKED
Most of the movement drills in one session. This is too much for most classes, but this shows you the order to present them in.SET POINT SERIES 12: DRILL SERIES STACKED