The fighting legends Semmy Schilt and Peter Aerts arrived in Bulgaria for yet another seminar of the
KWU International Professional League. For the very first time the camp took place in the sports hall “Vladyslav” in SC “Black Sea” in Varna. The camp will continue until 31-st of October.
In the schedule there are 6 training sessions under the watchful eye of the K-1 legends Peter Aerts and Semmy Schilt. The Dutch fighters brought a lot of good mood in the first morning session and this trend continued in the next two sessions which totaled
in 5 hours of new learning, refining techniques, sparrings and discussing. Over 100 fighters from all over the country participated in the seminar. Among them you could see some of the best Bulgarian professional competitors such as Atanas Bojilov, Aleksander Petrov, Peter Stoykov, Eduards Aleksanyan, Hristiyan Korunchev, Dragomir Petrov, Teodora Kirilova, Kostadin Kardjaliyski, Daniel Galabarov and others.
In the first and third session the 4x K-1 Heavyweight Champion Semmy Schilt worked with the coaches and instructors, while the 3x K-1 Heavyweight champ Peter Aerts with the pro fighters. Only during the noon class they switched. Their sons Marciano Aerts and Maicon Schilt joined them in the sessions and worked just as hard as everyone else.
Schilt once again impressed the coaches with his methods for instruction and teaching. This time he focused on working with one or more competitors. The Dutch legend emphasised on keeping the attention of the fighters when presenting them new skills and new information.
“You have to make sure they don`t lose their focus during the training. If they lose it, you change something”, Semmy said.
He also gave a “hint” to the coaches – when somebody does good, tell that in front of everybody. If he does bad, talk to him individually. Aerts emphasized on long distance work during both of his sessions with the coaches. Both in defense and offense. Part of his demonstrations were about working in the clinch and during the noon class there were sparring sessions with emphasis on todays lesson.
During the noon session Aerts put in the time to teach the instructors how to teach the basics and foundations of the sport to the youngest practitioners. He showed them how they should teach in their first classes and why.
Semmy Schilt chose to teach the pro fighters how to use “double attacks” better – offence, retreat, offence again. The drills for stamina were also part of that session.
In the evening class Schilt warmed up the instructors nicely and then paired them and showed them his favorite techniques.
All the participants in the camp went through obligatory PCR tests and quarantine until the results came out.