Preparing for punching.
There is no hiding from my camera this time.
Preparing for combat.
Feinting and guarding.
Preparing for a strike.
A rough upper-cut to the jaw.
She won this match... in case your wondering.
This was actually happening really fast and I was lucky to get it on film.
Smiling with intensity.
They may be smiling, but don't let that fool you... they are super intense Karate machines.
His guard is now down and he is about to get a right hook to the face!
A sucker punch to the jaw.
I heard some serious Karate-noise coming from the gym... so I checked it out. What I saw in the gym was explosive Karate action. As you can see from the photos, these kids are highly trained punching machines. Wes was doing a great job of teaching the art of sparring; he checked in with the group every few minutes to ask if they felt safe and if the answer was yes, he would add in another punch or speed things up. I wanted to get a copy of the song 'kung-fu-fighting' and blast it on the stereo... but I think it would have disrupted the mood of the class.