Ever wondered how world class pre-arranged sparring athletes actually go about training for their event? Well now you can get inside one of their training sessions and find out!
Mark Trotter and Carl van Roon are multi-world champions in the event of pre-arranged free sparring, and after working together for several years, they now almost speak their own language, as you will hear. This is the key to pre-arranged of course – to be able to communicate easily with your partner to come up with and then refine your routine.
This full video shows highlights from a training session two weeks prior to their gold medal winning performance at the ITF World Championships in Italy 2015. The routine had already been finalised several months before, so in the week leading up to the tournament this is how they worked.
The full video shows the entire training session with Mark Trotter and Carl van Roon.