As part of their preparation for the British Taekwondo National Championships on the 20th September, Alex and Amy had the opportunity to train at a development workshop at the GB Taekwondo Academy in Manchester on the 7th September with Martin Stamper, 2012 Olympian and European and World Championship medalist.
This was a thorough full day session. After the warm up the morning started with focus on footwork with emphasis on subtle movement, speed and recovery. This then led into an intense session of paddle work around front leg strength keeping the leg up all the time through multiple kicks whilst still retaining a good cover.
The afternoon carried on the theme of working strong attacks from both front and rear legs but ensuring good cover at all times, then moving into scenario work on protection when unable to kick and getting away from corners.
A very intense session but the ideal preparation.
We are hoping to get Martin down to run a seminar at Bluewave in the New Year — watch out for news!