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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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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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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3 Quick Kickboxing Focus Mitt Drills | Part 7 of 12 | Self Defense For Women

3 Quick Kickboxing Focus Mitt Drills you can use in your next fitness or self defense training session. These 3 quick Kickboxing focus mitt drills are a good for developing self defense striking skills while getting in some great training with a close friend or loved one. With practice, you will develop good kickboxing strikes that you could use to defend yourself or in your next sparring class. These strikes and drills are also taught in our self defense for women workshops and seminars. This video covers the lead leg roundhouse kick, cross, hook combination plus the switch roundhouse variation, and the lead leg double roundhouse kick variation.

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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.

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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 Improve Your Kicking | Self Defense For Women

Today’s vdieo goes over 2 beginner sparring drills you can use right now to improve your kicking while sparring. If you are in Taekwondo, Kickboxing, or another martial arts style that includes kicking in your sparring, these drills are for you. Knowing how to kick properly in sparring can be a little tricky at first for beginners but with a little practice, you will learn how to go with the natural flow of how the body wants to move while performing kicks. You can generate a lot of speed and power with good kicking techniques, combined with some flexibility and agility. Kicking is also a valuable tool when it comes to self defense for women. Again the legs are super powerful and can do a lot of damage to your assailant if attacked, therefore creating opportunities to escape the self defense situation.

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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.

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SPARRING IS LIKE CHESS

Sparring is like playing a game of chess except you and your opponent/partner are the chess pieces and the dojang mats is your chess board. In chess you basically use different pieces which all have different moves that they are allowed to do to take out your opponent’s pieces through the use of strategy. You try to stay a few moves ahead of your opponent and try to predict what they will do when you this a certain move so you can counter them and take their piece of the board.

Sparring is the same way. You use the mats as a big game board where you move in various directions trying to set up various strikes on your partner/opponent. You execute certain moves to invoke a desired reaction so you can utilize your desired techniques that you are trying to set up. Of course your partner/opponent is also trying to do the same thing. So many moves get cancelled out so you move onto the next strategy or combination to try and score points.

It’s all just one big game of trying to out score your partner/opponent. How can you out think them. How can you get done what you want to get done. How can you entrap the other person so you have them right where you want them. Learning to make them move they way you want them to move so you can easily set them up for an attack or counter attack. Being able to think ahead three or four moves and predict various outcomes based on what the other person does. Getting into the flow state where you are merely allowing the techniques to do all the work and you are merely a passenger on an awesome right. Your mind and body acting as if they don’t need you present because they just doing everything right.

Of course, just like chest, sparring takes a lot of practice. You simply just have to do it and allow the process of learning to take place. You can apply extra study. You can really focus on what is really happening. You can ask a lot of questions and do a lot of reading on the topic. This all aids in learning a little faster but the best experience to get better is just getting out there and doing it.

There will be times when you feel you won and other times where you feel you lost. The one true thing is that you never really lose if you keep trying. If you keep focusing on getting better each time. Losing is not really losing. It’s another way for you to learn. And when you learn, you win!

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