This week has been all about training and weight. I have stuck to the training plan and keep working hard. After a lot of thought and discussion I have decided to move to -48kg. My weight has gone up and I am weighing 46Kg and my body mass index is pretty low (18) so I donâ€™t have any weight to lose. The extra training is really improving my fitness and strength.
My preparation for Germany is going well and I will be doing extra training this week on Friday and Sunday. Master Peter Adamson of Scorpion Taekwondo is coaching me in Germany and I will be attending his fight training sessions to complete my final preparations.
Simone and Scott fought last weekend with a number of other fighters from Chi Taekwondo at the Scorpion Open in Barnsley. They both medalled with Simone taking Silver in the Cadet -39Kg category and Scott taking Bronze in the Senior -63kg category. Well done Scott and Simone. The Chi fight team did brilliant and won second placed team overall. Well done Chi. I decided not to complete as I need to stay injury free in the run up to the Germany, Holland and Belgium and two weeks before Germany did not leave enough recovery time.
My training for this week is
Monday â€“ fight training Chi Squad training Tuesday â€“ fight training Chi Spennymoor Wednesday â€“ fitness training Chi Spennymoor Thursday â€“ fight training Chi Spennymoor (double session) Friday â€“ fight training Scorpion Taekwondo Doncaster Saturday â€“ day off (Chi has a grading on Saturday and fight training is cancelled) Sunday â€“ fight training Scorpion Taekwondo Doncaster.
Our travel plans for Belgium are now sorted out and we will be driving there by car. This is the first time we have driven aboard by car for a competition and the journey will be different and I am not sure what impact this will have on my performance. It will be different as we normally fly or go by coach although it is going to be loads cheaper.
So I am training hard for Germany and preparing for the busiest few weeks of the season as I will fight in Germany, Holland and Belgium in the space of five weeks.
One last think Master Michael we have the Chi t-shirt and we will bring it to the German Open for you.