Agility Line Drills – Footwork, Speed, Agility & Coordination
This page provides information on agility line drills. These drills help agility, footwork speed and overall coordination. In addition, these exercises are useful as a dynamic warm-up.
Agility line drills are similar to agility ladder drills. However, rather than using an agility ladder, these drills use a simple line (i.e. jump rope on the ground or a chalk line) in order to practice agility and footwork techniques. Agility line drills are especially useful for younger children might have difficulties with more complex agility ladder maneuvers such as the Ickey Shuffle.
Agility training allows martial arts students to change positions rapidly and effectively. This enables martial artists to evade an attack or get open to launch an attack (i.e. moving laterally in order to avoid an opponent’s blow and thus being able to quickly launch an effective counter attack against an off-balance opponent).
All stretches and exercises should be supervised by a trained martial arts instructor in order to prevent injuries and to ensure the proper technique is utilized. If you have had an injury or are in pain, please see a doctor before starting any stretching or exercise program. For additional exercises and drills (i.e. agility cone drills, please visit the wiki’s main section on Agility Training.
Examples of Agility Line Drills
- Forward Hop Over & Back – Two Feet
- Forward Hop Over & Back – One Foot
- Lateral Hops – Two Feet
- Lateral Hops – One Foot
- Ali Shuffle
- Crossover Hops
- Diagonal Hops
Instructional Video for Agility Line Drills