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As with all new physical skills that an adult learner learns and develops, a progressive training format needs to be followed by the instructor to ensure a successful learning environment for the student. By utilizing a progressive training format it will ensure that the student not only develops the motor skills necessary to properly perform the technique, the format will also develop the cognitive process of the student to effectively use the technique(s) in a real life situation.

ASP Training

Asp training teaches new skills using a progressive training format that starts out by developing the behavioral basic physical skills of the students and then working up to dynamic simulations based on Reality Based Training (RBT) experiential learning concepts. The introduction of new skills is done through a three part process designed to engage all of the students’ sensory areas of the auditory, visual, and physical for effective constructivism learning.
First a Skill Discussion takes place. This allows for an overview of the technique to take place to give the student an understanding of the new technique and the environment in which the technique might be used.
Second a Skill Demonstration takes place. The instructor will properly demonstrate the technique to the student explaining the key components of each technique.
Third a Skill practice takes place. The technique(s) are practiced and repeated by the student until mastery.

Practice Sequence

To help students develop their skills ASP has developed a Practice sequences that also follows a progressive training format to assist in the development of the students skills and their cognitive process to ensure that the student gains competency during training. The skill practice is structured to a set deliberate 8 count strike pace:
By the numbers, counts 1-2-3 is used to introduce the skill to the student and allows the instructor to reinforce key points of the technique while the student becomes comfortable will the technique.
Slow to form, counts 4-5-6 allow the student to concentrate on the form to develop mastery of the technique.
Full speed and power, counts 7-8 allow the student to develop their speed and power in the technique and gain confidence in their skills.
After the completion of the practice sequences students are introduced to simulations using the same progressive training approach. This allows for the instructor to develop RBT scenarios that expose the student to Realism under stress to assist in the student’s cognitive process in the proper use of the technique.

Drill Formations

Asp has developed Drill Formations that follow the progressive training format that will allow the student to gain confidence in their skills while they develop mastery and competency in each technique. These formations consist of the Line, Wheel, Post, Three minute drill, and Circle.

Line Drill

The Line drill is set up by having two lines of students facing each other. One student will be the subject and will be holding the training bag. The other Student will be the officer and will perform the technique.
The line drill is design to introduce each new skill to the student and will be preceded by the instructor using the skill discussion and demonstration to introduce the skill. The instructor will then use the practice sequence to have the student practice the skill.
The line drill is an excellent way for the student to perform static skill practice while allowing the instructor to view numerous students performing the skill at one time and to conduct technique proficiency testing on the student.

Wheel Drill

The Wheel drill consists of two circles. The inner circle will be the subjects holding the training bag. The outer circle will be the officer that is performing the technique. The instructor will no longer demonstrate the skill to the student and will only tell the student the technique that will be performed and the direction the student will move. The instructor will then use the practice sequence to have the student practice the skill.
The wheel drill is designed to add dynamic movement once the student has mastered the skill. As dynamic movement is added it will increase the stress that the student feels and their technique can begin to diminish with this stress. The wheel drill gives the student the opportunity to continue to develop their skills and maintain proper form while under stress. The instructor will then use the practice sequence to have the student practice the skill.
The instructor can use this drill to perform dynamic proficiency testing by watching the student as they move around the wheel.

Post Drill

The Post is designed to have the Student perform a specified technique on a training bag while moving in a zigzag pattern between the training bags. The subjects will be place in a staggered line holding the bag. The student will then move to each bag and perform the technique on the bag as fast as they can. The next student will then go at the direction of the instructor.
The post drill can be a drill formation that can add various kinds of stress on the student giving them even further opportunities to maintain their skills while under stress. The instructor can have the students go in a fast progression putting pressure on the student in front to move as fast as they can. The instructor can also create two post drills and have a competition between each post to see who can finish first.

Three Minute Drill

The three minute drill is designed to start transitioning the student from set training bag work into dynamic simulations. The drill is set up by having two (2) students, one with a training bag and the other with a soft baton, in a designated area work with each other in a dynamic environment. The student with the training bag will assume the role as the instructor controlling the pace of the drill. They will present various targets with the training bag for the student with the training baton to recognize and react to with a variety of techniques. The drill is run for 3 minutes with the student with the bag being taken to the ground, stabilized, and restrained at the end of the drill.
This drill is designed to allow the instructor to observe and evaluate how the student cognitive process has developed in recognizing and utilizing the appropriate technique(s) for the targets that are presented.

The Circle Drill

The circle drill is designed to introduce the student to Reality Based Training simulations. A single student will enter a circle to perform techniques against an instructor holding a bag or in a training suit. The pace is controlled by the instructor who will present targets for the student to perform techniques against. The circle drill also follows the progressive training format and as the student gains confidence and skill in a dynamic situation the instructor can increase the pace of the drill. As the drill evolves the instructor can introduce Reality Based Training simulations scenarios for the student to work through.
This drill is designed to allow the instructor to observe and evaluate how the student recognizes and reacts in reality based situations.