Last weekend, 25 senior members, assistants and instructors from our 7 dojo locations came together at the wonderful Crown Hotel in Wetheral for three days of intensive martial arts and fitness training.
This was our 13th Annual Training Camp and as in all previous years, there was no shortage of effort, enthusiasm and camaraderie. Sessions were numerous, frequent and demanding, and by Sunday afternoon, despite being completely exhausted, everyone travelled home with both a sense of real achievement and a beaming smile on their face.
Topics over the weekend included advanced kata, bunkai, ground fighting techniques, pad work and attribute development, Naihanchi combatives, kettlebell training, two-person flow drills and tactile based 'sticky hands' training. fitness and conditioning, self-protection principles and counter weapons training.
Rather than post up a bunch of pictures, here's a quick video montage showing just some of the stuff we covered throughout the event...
As always, it was a pleasure to have shared the weekend with such an enthusiastic group of members and I'm looking forward to putting plans in place for next year's event already!
As well as participants, a big thank you also goes out to instructors and assistants for their excellent contributions to the weekend schedule, plus the Crown Hotel staff for making us feel so welcome. As always, the venue, facilities and food were amazing.