This was the almost last session in the warehouse, one more and the one after will be in our new place!
Participants: Pierre, André and Gina
Pierre and I started warming up and jumped rope for a couple of minutes
Then we worked on mitts :
Combinations: jab cross hook with different rhythms and speeds
Hook and side kicks
When André arrived he worked on the same thing with Pierre, I did some footwork during this time.
Then we started on sparring drills.
First trying to take the partner down who had to avoid it by keeping a good stance
Then adding punches and kicks to it
Then we put the helmets on to spice it a little more.
We did several rounds, I worked with Mikael and the guys worked together.
There was some intensity in the sparring and as for the last minutes Mikael and I stopped to look at what the guys did, we agreed there is some good potential there!
I requested some pushups and sit-ups to finish the session which wasn´t so popular…
Then while Mikael drove the guys back to the train station, I went on with more sit-ups drills and finished with stretching.
It felt Ok to spar but I have a big problem with my helmet which blocks the sight too much. André replaced his grid with one from a Hockey helmet, it looks like it works just fine, I will try that as well.
The fact that I don´t see well makes me do big mistakes and misjudge the distances, I punched Mikael right in the jaw and this was not meant to be as he had no helmet on (He lent his to Pierre for the session).
This is why we all need to have our own gear so everyone can train at the same time, I would add that for hygiene reasons I would not lend mine! 😆
So we hope that as for January 1st, everyone has the requested gear for each session.
Mikael and I discussed the session afterwards and were pleased to say we have two good guys here that look serious dedicated and have really good potential.
So see you next time for the last training in the warehouse, we will have to celebrate somehow!