Training with Sensei John Parnell, 14 July 2018

Training with Sensei John Parnell, 14 July 2018

Sensei John ParnellWe were delighted to host Sensei John Parnell, 6th Dan, again as our guest instructor.

First up, Sensei John taught our regular all grades class. For the newbies, this was a chance to work on basic stances, punches and blocks and the funny moves in kihon kata. For our regulars and seniors this was a chance to focus on improving technique.

He then taught a senior class focusing on kumite, with flowing drills to get used to the rhythm of kumite. We then picked favourite kumite techniques, practising with a partner and explaining them to everyone. To teach is to learn twice as they say, so it’s good to understand what you’re doing and to test it against an opponent. We rounded off with senior kata. The seniors then went to Greenwich Market for a well-earned ramen burger!

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