Well done to Dale who got his yellow belt on Tuesday. (finally).
He missed the first grading and then was away for a couple of weeks, then I was away! But we finally completed and he passed all the disciplines of Basics, combinations, defence, bagwork, padwork and sparring. Well done Dale.
11 members of BKO went to the Kiraly summer camp in Hungary this year
The camp had 140 people attending and takes place over 8 days with 3 training sessions a day consisting of a fitness workout in the morning, drills training and a sparring session in the evening. There is a rest day on Wenesday and a competition on the Saturday. Fighters were seperated into ability/age groups and worked together for the week.
The sessions were rotated through Conditioning, Blitzing, kicking, defences and Swot analysis. On some evening sparring sessions the groups were combined so that you could spar with fighters of other abilities.
An important part of training like this is how you rest and recuperate your body. Most days we went to the Spa for a few hours and alternated between hot saunas and cold pools which revived your aching limbs somewhat.
Tuesday night saw us letting our hair down and visiting the local pub where beer, wine and Palinka flowed and there was even an impromtu disco complete with lights in the corridor!
Saturday was a tag team contest where we were put with random partners and competed in a round robin competition. Most fighters are quite tired at this point in the week, but there were still some great and skillful fights.
This is the third year that we have attended the summer camp and it has become a highlight ofour year and a great way to sharpen your skills for the rest of the fighting season as well as being a good holliday. The camp is open to all ages and abilities and We will be attending the 2017 camp and already have people booking their flights.
The summer camp started on Monday with 3 hours training a d ay for a week. Lots of kickboxing based games and drills on the first day, plus plenty of sparring and grading work was done.
The class was split into four coloured teams re, Blue, Green and yellow with all games and tournaments giving points to each team. A captain was nominated for each team every day who was to organise and control them.
On the second day the sun was shining, so after a few competitions in the gym we went to the park and continued grading work and defences, then a game of Kickboxing rounders. We rutrned to the gym and had a short game of Nerf wars using the extra mats as bases and shields. It was utter mayhem but great fun.
Wednesday saw us setting out an arena with the punchbags for various fighting games of Horses, spiders etc. then grading work and bagwork followed by a more prolonged game of Nerf wars.
More to follow
Congratulations to Neil, Charisse and Rob who passed their blue belts. Lots of hard work in preparation for the grading showing great skill, determination, stamina, heart and the ability to push yourselves beyond your limits. Over the last year they have been working their techniques and combinations and had to perform them continuously on the night. Then do the same with their defences. 3 minute rounds of bagwork and pad work then 12 rounds of sparring, points and continuous with 30 seconds rest in between. It was hard but it was worth the effort. Well done.
Kids Summer camp 2016. Mon 25th-Friday 29th July 10am-1pm. Training, Sparring, Grading, fun and games,
Open to all clubs and beginners
£55 for one child, £90 for 2 children, £125 for 3 children. £15 daily bookable in advance.
Contact me for details.