Category Archives: sparring

Kid’s Tournament

We are thrilled to be hosting MDP’s annual Fall Kids tournament. This event will feature point sparring & forms (no grappling but don’t worry, we’ll have a grappling tournament coming up soon) and will take place at our 1509 SW … Continue reading

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Kid’s Point Sparring Tournament

Not too long ago, we ran a grappling only tournament. We figured now it was time to run a point sparring only tournament. Hopefully everyone who was bummed there was no point sparring last time is excited this time. Actually, … Continue reading

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Tonight in sparring class, we wrapped three fighting principles into one technique. The three fighting principles were: extension, bridging the gap, and independent motion. The technique was the skipping front kick. In the skipping front kick, you move the lead … Continue reading

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You be Me

There is a confusing cliche that gets dropped at martial arts schools on a daily basis: “get rid of your ego”.  Aren’t you supposed to win?  Aren’t there points and submissions and trophies out there that require an ego? The … Continue reading

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Lead versus Side Facing

Tonight in sparring class we experimented with fighting from a lead versus fighting from a side facing stance.  A lead is definitely the more common stance, the one you will typically see in a boxing or MMA match.  I don’t … Continue reading

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