Friday, February 15, 2008

Yoshida & Gomi trained together

Hidehiko Yoshida and Takanori Gomi trained together at J-ROCK workout studio on Feb 15.

Gomi asked him to train together. After they trained 2 hours from noon, they let press in and showed their training a bit. Gomi seemed as though he very much enjoyed and was satisfied with this opportunity. Gomi said, Yoshida was his idol for more than 10 years and he was honored to fight in the same ring with him. After Yoshida asked Gomi not to flatter him, he said Gomi is a lot lighter than himself, however, he felt his power and strength of his body.

It is less than 3 weeks before their fights in Sengoku on Mar 5. Yoshida said, it is wasting his time thinking too much. I do what I can do now to win. He trains with a hero of Ssireum, Lee Tae Hyun, and prepares for the fight with Josh who has good grappling skills.

Gomi focuses on the striking in the training. He said he will start running and check all the ground techniques and prepare for his fight. He also said he is going to exchange punches and won't lose by strikes.

After training, Yoshida said he really enjoyed training with Gomi and would like to do this again to develop their skills. Gomi said this is his first time to train outside of his gym in last year and a half. He could mainly train Judo techniques and would like to train there again. He said he felt Judo specialists must be tough opponents for him.

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