Settings & Setup

  • Game #2 (tug of war)
  • Time: 30 seconds to 3 minutes
  • Health setting: choose one appropriate for the skill level of the students
  • 2 vests on a set of BOB/Wavemaster/Bag
  • 1 person per bag
  • Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced color belts and black belts


Hit play on both vests to start the sync process and double tap to sync up the two vests

Each player lines up in front of the bag behind a line or at the wall.

Each player performs a fitness move (a burpee, push-ups, sit-ups, etc) and then runs and perform a technique on the 2020 Armor vest on the bag.

They run back to the starting point, do the fitness move again and run back to the 2020 Armor vest on the bag and perform a technique.

Repeat the process until a winner is determined by the game.

What They Are Learning

In this game, the students are working on their stamina in a competitive setting.

You can use this opportunity to describe to the students the importance of stamina as it pertains to martial arts. The more stamina one has, the longer they can perform their techniques with the proper form and power.

This exercise gives a very clear picture of the level of stamina a student has, and if they are improving on it. It also allows them to compare their stamina to other students.

This exercise gives the students a very clear goal, which is to bring up the lights as opposed to doing 100 kicks or 50 pushups. By clearly showing the results of their efforts, they will want to prove to you as the instructor and to themselves that they are indeed working on their stamina.