Sparring

Three Step Sparring (8th Kup)

Correct facing, forearm conditioning, correct blocks, correct stances, counter attacks and timing. All attackers start in left walking stance, obverse low section outer forearm block. All defenders start in parallel ready stance.

Attackers start in left walking stance,Obverse low section outer forearm block.
Attack = Three middle section obverse punches in walking stance to the opponents solar plexus.
Defenders start in parallel ready stance.

Basic Level

  • No 1. Right leg back walking stance, middle inner forearm block to the inside three times
    Counter attack = Reverse punch
  • No 2. Left leg back L-stance, middle inner forearm block to the outside three times.
    Counter attack = Move the left leg forward 45 degrees, move the right leg behind the opponents front leg into a left L-stance, execute a right knife hand strike to the neck.
  • No 3. Left leg back L-stance, middle inward outer forearm block to the inside three times.
    Counter attack = Slide forward in a left L stances and execute a right front backfist strike to the opponents nose.
  • No 4. Left leg back L-stance, middle inward forearm block to the outside three times.
    Counter attack = move the left leg into a sitting stance, focus with left hand, execute a double punch to the opponents kidney area.

 

Three Step Sparring (7th Kup)

Correct facing, forearm conditioning, correct blocks, correct stances, counter attacks and timing. All attackers start in left walking stance, obverse low section outer forearm block. All defenders start in parallel ready stance.

Attackers start in left walking stance,Obverse low section outer forearm block.
Attack = Three middle section obverse punches in walking stance to the opponents solar plexus.
Defenders start in parallel ready stance.
Intermediate Level

  • No 5. Right leg back L stance,middle outer forearm block to the inside two timesCounter attack= Move to the right into sitting stance parallel to opponent. Execute a left outer forearm block and a high section punch to opponents’s jaw.
  • No 6. Right leg back L-stance, middle knife hand block to the inside two timesCounter attack= Move to the right form a sitting stance parallel to opponent, execute left outer knife hand block and a high inward knife hand strike to the side of the opponents neck.
  • No 7. Right leg back L-stance, middle outer forearm block to the inside two times.Counter attack= Slide back at a 30° angle into a right L stance with a forearm guarding block execute a right front kick landing in a right walking stance and follow with a double punch to solar plexus.

Three Step Sparring (6th Kup)

Correct facing, forearm conditioning, correct blocks, correct stances, counter attacks and timing. All attackers start in left walking stance, obverse low section outer forearm block. All defenders start in parallel ready stance.

Attackers start in left walking stance,Obverse low section outer forearm block.
Attack = Three middle section obverse punches in walking stance to the opponents solar plexus.
Defenders start in parallel ready stance.

Advanced Level

  • No 8 . Right leg back L stance, middle knife handblock to the inside two times.
    Counter attack = Slide back at a 45° angle into a right L stance whilst performing a knifehand guarding block. Execute a right side kick landing in left L stance, right knifehand strike to the neck.
  • No 9. Right leg back into right L stance, middle palm pushing block to the outside three times.
    Counter attack = Slide back at a 45° angle to the outside of your opponent into a right L stance with a knifehand guarding block. Execute a right mid section turning kick to the opponents solar plexus, put the kicking foot behind the opponents front foot, landing in vertical stance whilst executing a knifehand strike to the back of the neck
  • No 10. Right leg back L stance, middle knife handblock to the inside two times.
    Counter attack = Slide back at a 45° angle into a right L stance with a knifehand guarding block. Execute a reverse side kick with right leg, land in a right walking stance whilst executing a left hand reverse knifehand strike to the opponents side of the neck.

Two Step Sparring (basic)

Two step sparring enables the student to confirm all he/she has learnt in 3 step sparring, against more varied attacks and develop combinations.

Attackers start right leg back in L-stance, forearm guarding block.
Defenders start in parallel ready stance.

  • No 1. Attack = Right leg forward, right walking stance, obverse punch, left low front snap kick.
    Defence = Left leg back, right walking stance, rising block; right leg back, left walking stance, X fist pressing block.
    Counter = Slide forward in walking stance, twin vertical punch to opponents face.
  • No 2. Attack = Right side punch, fixed stance, middle turning kick left leg.
    Defence = Right leg back, ‘L’ stance, upward palm block; left leg back, left L stance, waist block with right outer forearm.
    Counter = Slide forward into right L stance, right side elbow strike to opponents abdomen.
  • No 3. Attack = Right leg front kick, step forward into left walking stance, high twin vertical punch.
    Defence = Right leg back, left walking stance, low X fist pressing block. Left Leg back, right walking stance, high outer forearm wedging block.
    Counter = Knee kick to solar plexus, at the same time pull opponents shoulders forward and downwards.
  • No 4. Attack = Right flat fingertip thrust in right walking stance, middle side kick with left leg.
    Defence = Right leg back left walking stance, knifehand rising block, left leg back L stance, inward palm block.
    Counter = Front snap kick to coccyx, twin upset punch to kidney area.

Two Step Sparring (advanced)

Two step sparring enables the student to confirm all he/she has learnt in 3 step sparring, against more varied attacks and develop combinations.

Attackers start right leg back in L-stance, forearm guarding block.
Defenders start in parallel ready stance.

  • No 5. Attack = Right leg reverse side kick, step forward into a left walking stance, high obverse palm strike.
    Defence = Right L stance, palm waist block; left leg back left L stance, inward outer forearm block.
    Counter = form a right walking stance, middle left reverse knifehand inward strike (slipping right foot)
  • No 6. Attack = Right high turning kick, step forward into a left walking stance, arc-hand strike to throat.
    Defence = Move left diagonally forming a sitting stance, twin straight forearm block, right leg back. right L stance palm hooking block (grabbing the arm)
    Counter = Left side kick (still holding grabbed arm.)
  • No 7. Attack = Right fixed stance, side fist side strike, left middle reverse turning kick.
    Defence = Left L stance , twin forearm block, right leg back right L stance, middle knifehand guarding block ( sliding away using block as guard only ).
    Counter = Right high reverse turning kick.
  • No 8. Attack = Right middle side kick, spinnung high knifehand strike into right L stance, (turning anti-clockwise).
    Defence = Right L stance, inward inner forearm waist block, step left foot to right, step back into right L stance, knifehand guarding block.
    Counter = Left X stance, high backfist strike to temple or back of neck.

 

One Step Sparring:

One step sparring is the most realistic form of sparring there is, simply because the defender cannot foresee the attack coming. Therefore, the defender must have very fast reflexes, in order to defend and defeat the opponent. No locks restraints or takedowns

Basic one step sparring (Optional Examples) 

Both attacker and defender start in parallel ready postion, attacker steps forward with right leg into walking stance and punches with right hand. On the second occasion, the same attacker steps forward but with left leg, and left hand punching.

  • No 1. Move the left leg forward 45° , move the right leg behind the opponents front leg into a left L stance , execute a right knifehand strike to the neck, followed by side kick with right foot and step away.
  • No 2. Step forward into left L stance and execute a right front backfist strike to the philtrum, follow by an upset punch (left hand) crescent punch (right hand) . This can be alternated.
  • No 3. Move the left leg into a sitting stance, execute double punch, followed by turning kick with right leg followed by reverse side kick with the leg.
  • No 4. Move to the right into sitting stance, parallel to opponent. Execute a left outer forearm block and a high section punch to jaw, simultaneously, grab head with both hands and pull down whilst performing a left knee strike.
  • No 5. Move to the right, from a sitting stance parallel to opponent, execute left outer knifehand guard and a high inward knifehand strike to the neck, followed by upper elbow strike with left elbow
  • No 6. Move right foot to left foot, pushing off left foot slide at back at a 45° angle into a right L stance with a knifehand guarding block. Execute a right side kick landing in left L stance, right knifehand strike to the neck, grab their punching hand with your left hand, pull in and elbow strike to their head with your right arm whilst sliding into a vertical stance.
  • No 7. Move right foot to left foot pushing off left foot, slide back at a 45° angle into a right L stance with knifehand guarding block. Execute a reverse side kick, land in a right walking stance whilst executing a left hand reverse knifehand strike to the philtrum, step out and perform turning kick with your left leg, step down reverse turning kick with your right leg, (attacker performs checking block).

 

Three Step Semi-free Sparring:

This form of sparring is designed as a step forward from basic three step sparring. It involves three consecutive attacks (hand or feet) and three blocks or evasions, plus a counter attack. Three step semi-free sparring should not be hurried, the secret is reaction force and quick, intelligent movements. This is where the true art of sparring is learnt.

Basic Level
Attackers start in right L stance whilst performing middle forearm guarding block.
Defenders start in parallel stance.

Attack = Kicking with back lag first, front kick, side kick, turning kick (alternating legs)
Defence = Any block suitable for each individual kick.
Counter = Reverse punch only.

Intermediate Level
Attackers start in right L stance whilst performing middle forearm guarding block.
Defenders start in parallel stance.

Attack = Kicking with back leg each time, ant three kicks performed in any order from the following : Front kick, Side Kick, Turning kick, Reverse side kick.
Defence = Any block suitable for each individual kick.
Counter = any hand attack.

Advanced Level 
Attackers start in right L stance (right or left) whilst performing middle forearm guarding block.
Defenders start in parallel stance.

Attack = Stepping forward, execute any three techniques using the rear hand or foot.
Defence = Any block suitable for each individual technique.
Counter = Any hand or foot technique.

 

One For One Sparring:

This is mainly used for stamina training between intermediate and advanced students. Both students start in fighting position and when the command is given, one student will start with one technique, as soon as his technique is over, the other student attacks immediately, and so on. Because this is a stamina exercise, it does not mean that techniques should be sloppy, they should be crisp and well executed.

 

Free Sparring:

Free sparring is basically putting what has been learnt so far into practice, with no prewarning of attack. Therefore, not as many defending techniques can be practised as in the other forms of sparring. Free sparring can be practised with no pads and should be strictly non-contact. Semi contact sparring is allowed only with adequate protection (i.e. safety boots and gloves etc.). This type of sparring must only be carried out under strict supervision of a qualified instructor.