Fifty-two participants attended the sparring workshop held on 15 March 2009 at the National Training Centre. It was a fun workshop as the participants enjoyed the antics of the course conductors.
More importantly, at the end of the workshop, the participants were better equipped to further improve their sparring skills. They knew what it took to be number one in the game.
The workshop started with the viewing of a competition video which highlighted a lot of exciting techniques. Then, Ms Wong Liang Ming, Head Coach of the National Team, spoke to them about the winner’s mindset, the concept of time and space and the way to improve kicking and punching speed.
After that, Ms Wong assisted by national players – Keith Ong, Wesley Ong and Jordan Tay – evaluated the participants’ kicking and punching skills. While some of the participants required to correction in the execution of the techniques, the rest moved on to do skill training. The first group later joined the main group.
Said Nichelle, one of the participants: “I enjoyed the workshop. It was fun. I also learned more about sparring.”