These 2 Beginner Sparring Drills will help you improve your striking tody before your next sparring match or class at your martial arts school. These two sparring drills focus on one and two strikes so you can focus on the proper form of each strike as well as learning to see what these strikes look like when they are coming at you. The sooner you can recognize the various punches and kicks, the sooner you can respond to them with the proper defenses and counter strikes of your own. These are of key importance for both taekwondo sparring/martial arts sparring, as well as for your self defense training. SParring specific ways can help you with your self defense skills.
Why is attending sparring classes important? For many reasons really.
It helps develop your reflexes
Teaches you proper mental, physical, and emotional control
Teaches you how to use your skills on a live opponent(partner)
You become use to physical contact
Good test of endurance and cardio when under stress
Builds your confidence
Teaches you to be focused on the present moment
Teaches you to use strategy
Gives you a sense of challenge
Allows you to try your techniques out in a controlled and safe manner
And the list can go on and on.
A good sparring class is a very fun exciting class for most. Over the years I have played with many different ways to run a sparring class and I have come across a style I really enjoy because the students are enjoying it and are getting more benefits from it. I am seeing improved sparring in a short time and more smiles during and at the end of sparring classes.
I hope to see more students out for the Thursday sparring classes as well as the Saturday morning sparring class. Let’s have some fun!