Competition Class at Heroes are the most intense classes on the schedule reserved for students looking to push past their limits for the ultimate challenge! Competition experience is neither required or necessarily a goal of this class, but students who are willing to train hard to better themselves and their teammates is a must!
Students entering the competition class are expected to be self motivated and the warm up phase consists of rounds of uchikomi (drilling technique with a partner).
Hard rounds of drilling are followed by rounds of sparring where all of the work and skills the students have developed in the other classes come into play. Competition rules and mindset are discussed and rounds usually start from the feet to begin.
Gumby has stated that his role in the Competition Class shifts from “instructor” to “coach”. Another way of thinking is that that most other classes at Heroes is the laboratory, Competition Class is the battleground. Expect to be pushed to your limit each time!