Last Day at the Jungle
Final Preparation for the Mundials
Then We Bring it Home
These last couple days have been the culmination of our training for the Mundials.
There has been little positional sparring, mostly drills for warm-up and then many rounds to keep our conditioning strong and allow people to continue dropping weight if they need to.
Everyday this week, Master Lloyd has put on his kimono and stepped on the mats with us. Sometimes it is to critique our technique while drilling/sparring and at other times he will spar with other students and competitors. It is incredible to watch him work! He is both an excellent coach and practitioner of the art.
Diets have come to the forefront of each athlete’s attention, with most of the guys weighing themselves two to three times a day. Conversations have changed from technical insight to strategy and food fantasies.
We had our last practice today and then closed out class with some inspiration for each individual’s performance. Then there was a great promotion for Master Donnie and Master Marcos to first-degree black belt.
See you guys soon! Oss