Upper Body Striking Only Beginner Sparring Drills | Self Defense For Women

Upper Body Striking Only Beginner Sparring Drills is a great way to just focus on your boxing skills and boxing sparring as well as focusing on adding elbows and palm strikes to your beginner sparring drills. You can work on offensive and defensive punches, palm strikes, and elbow strikes for mma, kickboxing, and self defense. Most beginners will feel more comfortable with hand strikes or upper body sparring as it will feel more natural as we were taught to use our hands more than our feet. Focusing on getting good with boxing skills will help you defend your head as well as learning to set up your kicks and knee strikes to the groin and legs of your opponent or assailant.

Sparring in itself is unpredictable as most self defense situations are. Martial Arts styles such as taekwondo, where you do a lot of sparring, are more practical for self defense because you aren’t just drilling with theory. You actually learn what sparring skills and self defense skills work for you. This is a key point we teach in our self defense for women workshops.

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13 Things That Make Your Martial Arts Style Legit

Master Jonathan Field goes over 13 Things That Make Your Martial Arts Style Legit. Discussing such training factors as sparring, strength and conditioning, striking, takedowns, wrestling/grappling, situational awareness, sport/competition, and many other factors that let you know if your style of martial arts training is legitimate or not.

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12 Things To Look For In A Good Martial Arts School

Master Jonathan Field talks about the 12 Things To Look For In A Good Martial Arts School when deciding where to sign your child or yourself up for martial arts lessons, whether it be Taekwondo, Kickboxing, Judo, Karate, and etc,. Some of the topics you should look out for are; is the school clean, they do teach actually martial arts, do they have insurance, what rank are the instructors, are they certified, and much more…

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Catching The Leg Beginner Sparring Drills | Self Defense For Women

Learn how to catch the leg in these beginner sparring drills helps you to control what kicks are thrown at you during sparring as you make your opponent question which kicks to throw. These beginner-friendly sparring drills also help you with your self defense skills as you will learn how to catch a kick and throw your attacker off balance. This will give you the opportunity to escape the situation. In sparring, it is common in various martial arts styles to catch the leg to set up takedowns and effective counter strikes.

Sparring in itself is unpredictable as most self defense situations are. Martial Arts styles such as taekwondo, where you do a lot of sparring, are more practical for self defense because you aren’t just drilling with theory. You actually learn what sparring skills and self defense skills work for you. This is a key point we teach in our self defense for women workshops.

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One Step Sparring Beginner Sparring Drills | Self Defense For Women

One-step sparring drills are great beginner sparring drills to start with for newbies to martial arts and sparring because they teach you specific defenses and counter strikes to specific attacks thrown at you in a controlled manner. You learn how to block certain techniques with specific blocks and evading techniques and counter with predetermined striking combinations. These are good for both sparring matches in your sparring class as well as for self defense. One step sparring teaches a beginner to develop their muscle memory by drilling their various punches and kicks. These sparring drills are used both for sparring applications and for self defense situations.

Sparring in itself is unpredictable as most self defense situations are. Martial Arts styles such as taekwondo, where you do a lot of sparring, are more practical for self defense because you aren’t just drilling with theory. You actually learn what sparring skills and self defense skills work for you. This is a key point we teach in our self defense for women workshops.

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3 Simple Kickboxing Focus Mitt Drills | Part 8 of 12 | Self Defense For Women

Learn 3 Simple Kickboxing Focus Mitt Drills you can use in your fitness, competitive, or self defense training. These 3 simple Kickboxing focus mitt drills are a good way to develop your self defense striking skills while getting in some great training with a partner or loved one. You will develop good kickboxing striking form that you can use to defend yourself or in your next sparring session. We also use some of the strikes and drills in our self defense for women workshops and seminars. This video covers the cross, hook, back kick combination with the variations of slipping the jab, and the 360 back kick variation.

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Upper Body Versus Lower Body Beginner Sparring Drills | Self Defense For Women

In this video, the Upper Body Versus Lower Body Beginner Sparring Drills teaches you two different strategies for sparring. One is to use hand and elbow strikes only against someone doing only kicking. The second is the opposite. Learning how to defeat a punching-only opponent with your kicks. These beginner-friendly drills put you in specific situations you may choose not to put yourself into otherwise, therefore, forcing you to think and adapt to the challenge. This I both good for sparring matches in your martial arts class competition as well as you can use these strategies to defend yourself in a self defense situation.

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Offensive Versus Defense Beginner Sparring Drills | Self Defense For Women

Offensive Versus Defense Beginner Sparring Drills allow you to focus on either your offensive sparring skills or your defensive sparring skills at one time. Normally you get thrown into a sparring class and you are focusing on so many different elements of sparring that you don’t really get good at anything for a while. Being able to just focus on a few key sparring elements allows you to progress much faster. It is the same when it comes to self defense training as well. You don’t need a million different defenses for every attack. Knowing a few defenses that work against multiple attacks is much easier to learn and get better at quicker.

Sparring in itself is unpredictable as most self defense situations are. Martial Arts styles such as taekwondo, where you do a lot of sparring, are more practical for self defense because you aren’t just drilling with theory. You actually learn what sparring skills and self defense skills work for you. This is a key point we teach in our self defense for women workshops.

Master Jonathan Field

3 Easy Beginner Kickboxing Focus Mitt Drills | Part 6 of 12 | Self Defense For Women

Learn these 3 Easy Beginner Kickboxing Focus Mitt Drills you can use to improve your fitness or self defense striking skills. These Kickboxing focus mitt drills are good for developing self defense skills while getting in some great conditioning with a partner. With practice, you will develop solid self defense strikes that you could use to defend yourself or in your next sparring match. These defense strikes are also taught in our women’s self defense workshops and seminars. This video covers the cross, hook, rear leg roundouse kick combination with the variations of adding a jab, as well as a leg check, or checking a low kick.

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2 Beginner Sparring Drills To Help Your Sparring Flow

This video goes over 2 beginner sparring drills to help your sparring flow. Most beginners to sparring tend to be very awkward and choppy as they really don’t have any idea what they are doing or they are afraid of getting hurt. Practicing these two sparring drills in a controlled and friendly manner will help you understand how the flow of sparring happens. It also helps you learn how you move and what works best for you and you can use this. knowledge in your self defense training which will help you to defend yourself if the occasion ever comes up.

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