Just as all of you, I am suffering from lack of training and teaching the regular sessions.
I had almost forgotten the therapeutic benefits of a systematic and consistent training discipline. The main skills to start eroding are speed and timing, ability to predict the opponents moments and time your responses and of course your own suppleness, flexibility and skill set.
For myself I have installed a daily stretch session together with some loose weight practice, push up sand sit ups, and striking the bag as well as my wooden dummy.
It has not escaped my considerations that our students at HQ will also be missing their sessions and need to do some training in order to maintain their standards and their motivation so that once the curfew is uplifted we can all go back to training with a bang.
ONLINE TEACHING AND TRAINING SESSIONS AT THIS TIME
We at HQ are therefore rolling out, in April a module of online training sessions of approximately 38 minutes. (This is the duration limit of the System we intend to use which is ZOOM.
There will be two online sessions per week - one for Group A and one for Group B (which can of course include some older kids from GROUP A)
DURATION OF ONLINE SESSIONS
The online teaching sessions each of 38 minutes will be conducted in two separate groups at separate times.
THE GROUPS will be:
WHO MAY SUBSCRIBE TO THE ONLINE SESSIONS
The online teaching modules will be open for participation to students who are in “good standing” that is to say that have paid up their annual membership and are current members and have trained with us within the last 3 months (viz December 2019, January and February 2020)
Students with exceptional reasons why they do not fall into the above criteria can apply for consideration by me.
TEACHING MODULES AND CONTENT
The modules will be based along the following lines:
A Video of the sequence for that session will be emailed to any participating student, and this will be supported with a live online session at scheduled time.
We propose a charge per session (payable monthly) as follows:
** Payment will be made via PAYPAL. A link will be sent to participants.
** Of course I will give special consideration to those in distress or of limited means at this time.
For the online sessions I am proposing to use the app “Zoom” which I am trialing at this time. You will need to visit the ZOOM WEBSITE and sign up for free
For the sending of course material for the course I propose to use the WeTransfer website. It is free but you have to download the content within 7 days or it disappears. You will receive an email from Sidd Danis, who will be responsible for sending over the material. Please ensure you have Sidd's email address in your "whitelisted" contacts. If you do not receive the material, even if you're on the list, please check your "SPAM"/"JUNK" folder.
Our first session will be on Saturday 11th April for the Group B participants and will commence at 11.30 a.m. and thereafter on each subsequent Saturday -and last for 38 minutes or so.
The Group A participants' first session will be on Monday 13th April commencing at 4 p.m. and thereafter on each subsequent Monday - and last for 38 minutes or so.
OF COURSE ALL COURSE MATERIAL AND ONLINE TEACHING IS COPYRIGHT IN THE SAME WAY OUR LIVE SESSIONS ARE PROTECTED BY YOUR MEMBERSHIP AGREEMENT.
The Administration for these online sessions will be Sifu Nelly Bostock-Low and Sidd Danis in the first instance. Sifu Desilva and I am always behind them of course.
Always in Nampaichuan
31st March 2020