The first camp of the year organized by the International Professional League of KWU is now a fact! Earlier today in sports hall “Vladislav” in Varna the first training session of a three-day camp, which had 300 applicants from 13 countries, started. The motivation of each and everyone was easy to be noticed which helped for a positive start of the event.
In a traditional way, the session was opened with a greeting between the fighters and their star instructors – the Dutch K-1 legendary trio, Semmy Schilt, Peter Aerts, Ernesto Hoost, the K-1 MAX and SUPERKOMBAT champion Albert Kraus, the Czech Kyokushin champion Jan Sokoup, the general secretary of KWU Shihan Aleksandr Pichkunov and the chairman of the Russian Martial Arts Union Shihan Ramil Gabassov.
The participants were divided into groups – lightweights, medium/heavyweights, and coaches. Each instructor took on a group and after a quick warm-up, they have begun teaching their pupils the tricks and skills they have mastered over their lengthy career.
As usual, the High Tower Semmy Schilt took on the coaches group. He showed them a few easy and safe drills for improving their reaction time, without receiving any damage. He also showed how you should approach sparring in practice and how you can “harden” your body with kicks.
The other 4x K-1 Heavyweight Champion Ernesto Hoost emphasized counter-attacks with his group. He showcased a few drills for countering punches, kicks, elbows, knees and made the fighters work on them in a fun and innovative playful way.
In his own brutal fashion, Peter Aerts emphasized: “killing the legs” with low kicks. He gave out a few of his secrets on when and how to attack the legs. After this, he emphasized the clinching game and let the fighters do some live sparring and some sparring in the clinch.
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