We started with some mobility and warm up exercises. Then moved to breathing exercises with pushups, squats, leg lifts in various modes and exercises to prepare the body for striking. We then explored the different 'weapons' available in the body (fingers, palms, back of the hand, forearms, biceps, elbows, shoulders, chest, head, waist, knees, feet, legs, etc) and how they can be used. We then did more mobility drills and 'manipulation' drills with the partner. Then we worked on 'escaping, breaking structure and controlling'. First when attacker and defender have no hands (tied behind back)... and so they must use whole body movement. Then attacker has one hand, then attacker had two hands, then defender had one hand and finally defender and attacker had two hands. In the meantime we got some 'hammer punches' and did several drills of application for all the 'weapons'. We finished up with some 'fear and breathing drills' on the ground and then with some deep tissue massage.
Tonight in class we worked with a stick again. First we did some warm up excersices and movement drills with the stick, then we worked on sensitivity (special attention to breaking body structure, spotting and working with tension, giving and removing points of support, etc.) and breathing of course. We did some good drills on the floor, standing up and standing on a medicine ball. We finished up with a good stick massage.
Oh... and we did some BREATHING and FEAR DRILLS too :-)