We just did our first training of the year on one of our local surf beaches.
Great fun, training in the sand as opposed to wooden floor boards is a great lesson in balance isn't it?
As we are in the southern hemisphere it is our summer, so it was a little more pleasant for us, although it was not hot (a mild 20 celcius or so) and a stiff breeze was blowing, the water is relativley warm, so we were able to actually get in and get wet!
Trainging IN the water is yet another lesson in balance, as of course the sand shifts under your feet as the waves break and subside.
We also did another drill where we stepped forward ten paces into the water whilst kicking, then did different types of push ups at the tenth kick (got interesting after the 4-5 set where we were thigh deep in the surf
, including poor Sempai Leigh who lost his glasses!)
The other great thing about kicking into thigh deep surf is that it FORCES you to practise good technique ie you MUST bring you knee high enough to clear the water to do a good kick. Kumite in the water is fun too, kumite tip in the water, kick a big face full of water at your opponent striaght up
, fun, but it can make them mad so only do it if you are happy to get touched up....
Fantastic first training session, i too recomend training on the beach if you havent done it before.
I will try to get a few pictures of our training and post them.