Thursday 22 February 2007

Training - Thursday 22/02/07

Tonight Mr Pellow took the Dragon's Spirit Papatoetoe class together with the Auckland members of the NZ Juniors Team. You can feel the pride he has in his juniors in the way he described what they do in their training and what they have achieved. Near the end of the training he told them about the 128's that the juniors do at the end of each camp, after a day and a half of intensive training. (128's mean that you do 2x an exercise, then run across the hall, do 4x, then 8x, 16x, 32x, 64x, 128x. Then repeat with a different exercise - usually about 5 exercises in total - ouch!) Alisa then led the class in a set of 32's and you could see the strain on some of the club members faces. Mr Pellow explained that at the end of the last camp some of the junior members felt that 128's weren't enough of the last exercise and went on to do 256's.

Last was a demonstration of specialty with Cori executing a flying high kick and Jeremy a mid-air kick.

Check out the photos.