On Sunday 21st February, a special member's seminar was held at the Marchon Club in Whitehaven to focus on topics that were identified as requiring extra attention from our 2015 gradings.
The morning session ran from 10am until 12pm and involved yellow belts and above of all ages focussing on kicking dynamics.
We completed a number of exercises which looked at improving joint mobility and flexibility, accuracy, the shape and strength of kicks and delivering power into kicks on impact shields. To round off the morning, we completed some sparring drills to help emphasise the fluid delivery of kicks.
The seniors who attended the afternoon session from 12:30pm until 3pm worked on the six Naihanchi limb control drills with the focus on seamless transitions between the different techniques found within them. It's fair to say that working 1-6 integrated completely threw most of the participants well out of their comfort zone!
Everyone worked very hard and a special well done to those who attended the additional evening training at the Cleator dojo afterwards :-)