All the 22 fighters that are set to take part at SENSHI’s seventh edition tomorrow night in Sofia had open workouts.
24 hours before SENSHI 7, Bulgaria’s elite and foreign stars showcased just a glimpse of their rich arsenal that will be on full display Saturday night in Sofia. The open workouts took place during the evening session of the first day of the ongoing international KWU Professional League camp.
The third session of the day took place at the “Arena Armeec” hall where more than 200 fighters from 12 countries participated in the exhausting training. K-1 legends Peter Aerts and Semmy Schilt were once again leading the masterclass.
Shihan Ivo Kamenov, the Executive director of the KWU International Professional League and Chairman of the National combat sports association in Bulgaria, was present at the third training session.
He paid attention to the fighters individually and gave them valuable guidance, as always. Shihan Kamenov demonstrated many techniques and different combinations, as he also addressed some basic principles in the outside and inside fight.
“Be precise. You should always land your strikes accurately and with full extension. Even when you’re exhausted. You should always think about your stance and the error-free punches and kicks”, Shihan Kamenov explained.
Russia’s Shihan Aleksandr Pichkunov (the General-Secretary of KWU) and Shihan Ramil Gabbasov – the President of the Russian All-Style Karate Federation, were also in attendance, giving out helpful tips and advice to the fighters.
The last session of the first day of the International KWU Professional League camp took place mostly under the sign of sparring. The diverse guidelines and instructions from Semmy Schilt and Peter Aerts pushed the fighters to their limits and the red faces and ears at the end were all the evidence needed for their devotion.
The camp carries on to Saturday – the day of SENSHI 7.
Images: Dimitar Kyosemarliev