Off to an awesome start this new year. Blasting our core in TRX. Building the strength and form for our ground moves (TRX Ground Knee Crunch, Side Crunch, Push-Ups, Pikes, Pendulum Swing, Planks, Atomic Variants). Utilizing medicine balls to build our balance before placing our feet into the TRX Foot Straps. And, glad to see how our TRX V-Ups have a place in your hearts. 🙂
Sword Play: Gladiators is in full battle. It’s awesome to see how everyone has adapted to using the large shield, spear, and net. Haley used the net perfectly in tangling up my sword and striking cleanly with her dagger. With the intense battles, we do have to remember to “battle safely”, (No Shield Charge, 3 Qtr Staff Push, Head shots). Of course in real battle these are very effective, we do want to be able to battle another day. 🙂
We ended 2016 TRX with some fun. After our primary TRX workouts we tried a bit of Sword Fit, 1v1, 2v2, 1vAll, and Free for All battles. It was really cool to see my adult class take very easily and naturally to sword fighting. Clean techniques and adaptable strategies, from my usual chaotic kids sword play class. During our free bonus class we learned some knife fighting skills, 10 strikes/cuts and normal/reverse grips. We worked on some striking flows for 2 targets. And last but not least you survived our 20/20 challenge (5 sets of 20 pushups and 20 situps, (actually blasted out 70 leg lifts as a very end bonus). Welcome 2017, time to start moving, sweating, and TRXing.
It’s been an awesome last few weeks of Sword Play. Great battles, new battle drills, and new battle games. Bosu to Deflection to Fatal Blow. New Battle game: Hack and Slash (Receive a served hacky sack with clean hit allows you to attack, if you miss the hacky sack, your opponent attacks). Everyone adapted to our Battlecises well, (Sword Ups w/ strikes, Sword Pivots pushup to 1 arm plank, various bosu agility strike drills). Last week was an awesome continuous battle with 1 on 1 duels with me to work on various strategies and techniques.
This Thursday will be the end of this session. Our next session will be something new. We will be covering Gladiatorial Combat, hence it shall be titled, Sword Play: Gladiators. More details to come.
And last but not least. “May the Force be with you Princess.”