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Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Winter Camp 2007 - Sparring
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Winter Camp 2007 had some great sparring activities. Saturday night at black Belt testing the candidate had some excellent matches. (above)
We tried something new this year. Rather then having match games, we had a "practical" following the sparring Seminar.
For the Seminar, we split everyone up into three groups. 10 and Under,
and 13 and up.
Each seminar used hogus drills as the training method. After the seminar portion, we brought everyone into the main room. All the black belts lined up on one side, and we put all the gup ranks into 9 lines by Rank on the other side. Each gup rank came out, (one per line) and had to go get a black belt to come out and spar with. The last couple of rounds the requirement was they pick a black belt they didn't know, which was very fun.
Around 130 people participated in the sparring practical, everyone got at least 3 or 4 rounds in. This format proved to be much more inclusive then match games, (and less intimating) the only down side being higher level practitioners did not always get a chance to match up.