Chris and i were joined by the sibling trio of Dave, Gary and Rachael. Gary was the young wrestler who has been coming out…brought his brother and sister with him as well as his father this time out. Justin was also out.
Since we had three new people we went over the basic footwork in pretty good detail as well as teaching the straight lead, straight rear and lead hook. Nothing too difficult but enough with the concept of power generation thrown in there as well.
Luckily I had both Chris and Justin there to help me get these three (Gary has been out a few times so he has a better grip on the basics) rolling. Once they had some sort of foundation we did two rounds of shadow boxing so they could start moving about and working through some of the things on their own. We then followed up with Justin and I each taking a turn with some controlled sparring with Chris (Who fights this Saturday)…both to give him a little more flight time and so the new guys can see what we do with a little more intensity.
We then started right in on some ground work, armbars for several set ups, a nice throw from a hard whizzer and a few neck cranks…plus a little review of some of the sambo concepts I showed Gary the last time he was out.
The three siblings left after two hours…definitely some weapons for them next time they are out!
Chris, Justin and I then proceeded to dispatch the remaining dozen of so coconuts that were taking up valuable counterspace in my kitchen. Kirk…I can’t believe that I did not even think of the slungshot! You made me that nice heavy brute with the steel bearing inside of it. Not here I am without a coconut to pulverize.
Looking forward to training on Sunday.