A typical training class begins with important warm up exercises and ends with cool down exercises.
Warm up exercises get the body ready for exercise and ensure you can train at your full potential, minimise injuries and reduce muscle stiffness. Cooling down exercises aid in the breakdown of waste products including lactic acid, reduce the chances of dizziness or fainting, lessen the level of adrenaline in the blood and let your heart rate return to its resting rate.
Training at each class includes
- Hand Techniques : attacks and blocks
- Kicking Techniques
- Combination Stances, Moves and Techniques
- Self Defence
Each month, Grandmaster No holds Sparring Challenges, Poomsae Challenges and Self Defence Focus. Learning the techniques is only one part of the training, the ability to apply in practice is important.
At the monthly Sparring Challenges, students learn practical sparring experience against a moving opponent in the class structure. Our Club Championships held 3 times a year give our students actual competition experience in a friendly controlled combat environment.
Poomsae is a combination of basic actions and movements exercised with an imaginary opponent. Therefore through practicing poomsae, one can become accurate in both offensive and defensive techniques. Poomsae must be fully understood and practiced with great tenacity and endurance. All actions and movements exercised in free sparring, one-step sparring, breaking and self-defence are based on poomsae. A good foundation in poomsae is therefore important and Grandmaster No places great emphasis on poomsae.
Poomsae Challenges aim to allow students to put their techniques learnt in class to the test against fellow students, while Self Defence focus provide students the opportunity to improve and perfect on Self Defence techniques.