Two Ways to Execute About Face

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There are about five ways to execute About Face, but for this brief study, we will concentrate on the two ways to execute About Face to be within your service’s regulation drill and ceremonies manual, what I call The Straight Leg Method, where the knee is more or less locked throughout the movement and the right foot travels in a circular …

DrillUp! A New Program from the DrillMaster

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Taking Exhibition Drill to the “next level.” DrillUp is a new intensive movement clinic designed specifically for the military Driller.The DrillMaster has taken the service drill manuals and condensed them into an easily learnable structure- but that’s not all! Cadets who attend will learn how to stand and move in a much more healthy and professional manner, imagine the improvement …

What is Articulation?

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Articulation is to speak so that one is understood. It is not only about speaking clearly (enunciating words), but also about speaking clearly (using words that are easily understood for your audience). Got that? (photo courtesy of stripes.com) But what does this have to do with drill? Plenty. A Driller can step onto the performance floor and not be clear; …

Yeah, but he just dances…

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You want to get ideas to improve your foot work and/or movement in general? Watch Michael Jackson videos. Really. His ability to create movement of his hands, arms, shoulders, head, torso, legs and feet are unparalleled. Get familiar with martial arts movements, different types of dance, other Drillers and always get exercise and stretch. What the judge looks for: For …