This video goes over 2 fun beginner sparring drills to improve your counters, though giving you the ability to see punches and kicks coming ahead of time and choosing the right counter strikes based on the targets created on your sparring opponent. These sparring drills can really help you develop good timing and defensive striking skills for self defense as well. As we all know, in order to be really good at defending yourself, sparring training is a key element. 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