As I disseminate a treasure trove of information on how to improve the BASICS, I’d like to share with you 3 quick and easy ways to improve the execution of all the Basics.

You don’t need to know the exact sequence of moves, the target or anything else to use these 3 tips because anyone can see them and use them to improve your performance.

You may not know WHAT the student is trying to do, but you can see HOW the student is performing and use these 3 tips to coach them, or yourself.

These 3 tips will help every aspect of performance of any Basic move.

  1. Anchor the Elbows — elbows kept close to the body (T-Rex arms) provide better leverage, more protection and increases power
  2. Bend the Knees — bending knees improves balance, allows for swifter movement and increases power
  3. Head over Hips — keep the head over the hips is the strongest spinal posture, helps align the entire body forestalls the stress response

The opposite of these are to let the elbows flail about, lock your legs and lean your head forward.

You should be able to imagine how difficult it would be to perform ANYTHING with such poor body alignment.

So, the next time you or your child are practicing at home, highlight and correct these 3 alignments and see how much better the Basics look and how much easier they are to perform.