The sportfighting workshop will be held at Takapuna Normal Intermediate School from 10am til 12noon on Saturday August 13th. The entrance is just 100 metres down the road from the North Shore Kung Fu and Qigong Health Centre. I will also put my foot path out on the road by the driveway on the day to make it easier for people to find.
Its a nice smallish sized hall with plenty of parking right outside. They also have some bleacher style seating around the edges of the hall.
What to expect on the day
The workshop is for graded adult students only and will be from both the point of view of competitors and judges. All those who are able to are encouraged to come ready to do some sparring and get a feel for the rules. If you cannot spar on the day for some reason, that is fine – you can take turns learning the judging roles or just observe as suits.
We will begin the session with a read through and discussion of the rules and the roles of the different judges. There will then be a slow paced walk through example of how a fight might go and how the judging will work. Then everyone who is able to will warm up and have turns as competitors (very gentle sparring) and also in different judging roles. We will stop from time to time to discuss what has happened, tactics the fighters can use and what the judges should be looking for.
Checkout the latest version of the rules in the members area. If you don’t know the password, e-mail me and I’ll tell you.
- Date: Saturday 13th August
- Time: 10am – 12noon
- Location: Takapuna Normal Intermediate School http://maps.google.co.nz/maps?q=Takapuna+Normal+Intermediate,+Taharoto+Road,+Takapuna,+Auckland&hl=en&sll=-36.761441,174.742012&sspn=0.125422,0.3368&z=16
- Bring: Uniform, protective gear (hands, legs, mouth, headgear optional), drink if wanted
Im excited! This tournament is going to be awesome. We have an exciting set of rules that will encourage fast, open and freeflowing competition and above all is safe. I look forward to seeing you there!