Few remarks about the instructors" seminar
22.12.2008 – Once again, Sonkal instructors and candidates for this role came together on
Saturday, 20/12/2008, at an irregular seminar designated for improving our
skills in various areas and practicing some advanced techniques.
This seminar, led by Vladimir Svanda (II.dan), was devoted to self-defense,
in particular to basics of throws, tumbles and armbars. This session should
pick up again with the previous one; however we spent almost all time with
After a body warm-up we had started with some gymnastics followed by series
of falls to various directions. Afterwards, we tried some knock-downs (here,
let me mention my personal remark - it"s really not easy to beat down an
130kg chunk; in a real situation I"d choose another solution of such
conflict :). Last part of the session was spent by some armbars and armlocks
(aiming all arm parts; from wrists to shoulders).
By my opinion, the seminar was very interesting especially due to Vlada"s
experience and his ability to explain the key points of all techniques. I
believe that the next session will be at least such contributing as this one
and we learn again something new.