The first training day started with a bang! Our first session was with our very own Sensei Ohta! The session focused on kumite, distance and foot work. Sensei Ohta talked about how you anchor your back foot to counter with Gyaku-Zuki and your front foot to counter with Mae Geri. It was a great session!
Our second session was with Sensei Larsen and was another great session! We focused on staying relaxed in kumite, trusting your partner to use control and not being afraid to take the hit! Westminster members, Mohammed Salih and Jovan Masalunga, had to demonstrate with Sensei Larsen and learned to take his hit! Sensei Larsen shared a story about a big hit he took on the nose during a competition and as he laid on the floor the referee stood over him and asked, “Have you not heard of Age-uke?!?”
We have some free time to explore Bergen on the second day of the trip.