Category Archives: sparring

Independent Motion

You don’t want your sparring partner knowing that you’re going to attack, do you?  Probably not.  In which case, one method you can use to disguise your attacks is to try and make them move weapon first. Weapon first means: … Continue reading

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Fakes

Faking.  It’s a simple enough concept.  Pretend to do one thing and then do another instead.  In sparring, you are best served faking with a technique that you have already landed on your partner.  This is because when they see … Continue reading

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Angle Off

We talk about taking an angle against attacks all the time.  Tonight, we tried to live that dream.  We practiced angling off of linear attacks.  We practiced stepping at angles (rather than straight in) when attacking.  Then we did some … Continue reading

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Are They Too Mobile?

If your partner is moving too much and making you dizzy, maybe it is time to kick them in the leg to slow them down a bit. Today in the 7pm class we drilled leg kicks.  Then, when we sparred … Continue reading

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Move Your Feet

In the video above, Dan is working on angling when he strikes.  I am working on staying on the balls of my feet.  I think the net result for both of us is more active footwork and avoiding that most … Continue reading

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