Each Saturday members can join our 10.30 am Zoom session. These sessions are being run to supplement your training when you can’t get to your normal classes. At San Shou Kuan we recognise that there are many restrictions limiting the way we train therefore we are utilising Zoom sessions to make up for some of that missing in class training.
Last Saturday class is outlined on Pete’s wipe board. The main purpose of the Saturday sessions is to develop power and speed in your sparring and last week’s class was structured around four key types of defence:
> Defences against a ‘boxer’. Assume your opponent is more of puncher than a kicker. Therefore your defences are: The Parry; The Slip; The High Side Guard.
> Defence against a ‘kick boxer’. Assume your opponent is doing lots of round house/turning kicks. Your defence will be the Shin Block and Side Guard done together.
> The Assertive Defence. The Assumption here is that you can dominate your opponent. Hold your ground with your front knee high to the chest, your hands are similar to a peekaboo guard so you can close and ready to counter attack.
> Jams. Your opponent favours kicking. Here you intercept their kicks early using your feet to jam their kicks, attacking their legs with the soles of your, low side kick, spurn, or toes and using the arch of the foot to control their legs.
Once you have practices these defences; 60 seconds shadow boxing each; you then following that with the ten fighting combinations listed and use one of these defences for your recovery; 20 seconds. Doing two rounds of this routine will give you a good 30 minutes workout. The Saturday morning sessions if you join them also contain warm up, stretching, strength and conditioning exercises making the whole session approximately one hour.