Reaction Balls – Agility Training

Reaction Balls – Agility Training

Reaction balls are used to develop better reaction speedagility, footwork, hand-eye coordination, lateral movement and overall “quickness”. A reaction ball is a small rubber ball covered with lumps that help to create erratic bounces when the ball hits a surface.

Martial artists use reaction balls in order to practice quickly shifting direction in order to retrieve the erratic reaction ball. Better agility & reaction speed helps significantly in sparring (i.e. to avoid an opponent’s attack and quickly counter attack), self-defense situations (i.e. where someone might have to quickly react to an unexpected assault), etc.

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. For additional agility drills (i.e. agility ladder drills), please visit the main Martial Arts Agility section.

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