Friday, March 27, 2009

Training Equipment

To all students from the AMAA , please take note that I'd like all students to buy themselves a pair of Kali/Arnis sticks as I have added Arnis De Mano to the syllabus of both TKD and HKD. If you don't want to spend to much money you can always go to Bunnings hardware and buy some PVC piping from the plumbing section. The piping should be cut to 66cm in length and 2.5cm in diameter. Wrap some electrical tape around the pipe to stop it from splitting. Due to insurance issues all students who want to train in Arnis MUST wear a pair of safety goggles/glasses. No eye protection = no Arnis. I'd also like all students to think about buying themselves a pair of focus mitts and a pair of focus mitt/bag gloves.The main reason that I ask this is that its much more hygienic for you if you have your own equipment.You can pick them up relatively cheaply from most sports shops such as "Rebel
Sports" and if you don't want to buy your own gear please at least buy a pair of cotton gloves that you can wear when your using the clubs equipment.They only cost about $2.50 and can be washed after use.