Today the team took a few on the chin for the first time.
Ryan and Cherine Henry of NZ Fight & Fitness stepped up the anti this morning with the first training session where full contact was introduced.
Asked at the end of the session who received a good blow during the sparring session, most arms went up.
Co-producer Doug Kamo of the Main Event Dunedin Ltd took part in the sparring session. 'This is what alot of the team had been waiting for and where we start to match up potential opponants. This is where we see who really has the muscle to stand up, take the knocks and keep coming back'.
Ryan Henry of NZ Fight & Fitness said 'we started them slowly but without knowing it they were sparring at 20-30% by the end of the session'.
By the end of this week the Boot Camp Contenders will be close to being able to spar at full level but it is all about the basics still.
'Mastering the basics is the most important aspect of training at present. How to block, how to weave, how to slip. Once they are confident with this they will see dramatic improvements in their ability to be competitive', Henry says.
'This is a very exciting time for all involved'...