Carl van Roon Seminar

On Saturday 11th May P.U.M.A. hosted a sparring seminar with multiple time World Champion and New Zealand coach Mr Carl van Roon.

​Six members of Swain Taekwon-Do took the opportunity to enhance their skills, alongside around 90 other students from P.U.M.A. and other associations. The seminar covered some basic footwork drills (which Mr van Roon made look effortless but took a lot of coordination), some timing and reaction drills, ideas on how to control an opponent when sparring. There was also a brief question and answer session to dig into Mr van Roon’s sparring and instructing philosophies even more.

Photos of the event can be found in this P.U.M.A. Facebook album. 

Mr and Mrs Swain were also invited to an additional session for senior squad members on the Friday night getting some personal guidance from Mr van Roon.

Everyone really enjoyed the session, and there are plenty of things we can bring back to classes and our own training.

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