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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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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2 Beginner Sparring Drills To Help Improve Your Striking

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.

Master Jonathan Field


cobourg tae kwon do sparringWhy is attending sparring classes important? For many reasons really.

  1. It helps develop your reflexes
  2. Teaches you proper mental, physical, and emotional control
  3. Teaches you how to use your skills on a live opponent(partner)
  4. You become use to physical contact
  5. Good test of endurance and cardio when under stress
  6. Builds your confidence
  7. Teaches you to be focused on the present moment
  8. Teaches you to use strategy
  9. Gives you a sense of challenge
  10. 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!

Master Jonathan Field

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