Sparring is where you get to put your skills to use and at the same time make sense of everything you do in your normal combat class. We teach sparring in a very progressive and safe way. Every one starts with non-contact games to develop footwork and progresses to points fighting. From there we assess each students strengths and weaknesses and help them to choose the discipline that suits their individual style best. From then on we outline a pathway to develop those specific skills needed to succeed in their chosen form of kickboxing.
There are many different forms and rule sets of kickboxing, points fighting, light continuous, K1, Full Contact, Muay Thai, Sanda plus a whole heap of variations for each of those styles too! Points fighting uses light contact punches and kicks to score, FULL SAFETY EQUIPMENT IS WORN, including head guards, padded vests and leg and groin guards. The main targets are your mid body and head. It’s great fun and teaches athletes to be fast, accurate and controlled. All our students start with points fighting as it’s the best and safest way possible to develop the skills and confidence needed for any of the other disciplines.
It’s not about knocking each other out but out smarting your opponent and getting points in a game. It is like tag, just hit your opponent without getting hit or tagged back. It’s a fun and safe way to practice fighting with respect for your teammates.
Competing to be the first person to strike a target teaches students to be very fast, increases accuracy, fast thinking, precise counters and clever movements. This type of sparring increases speed, timing, blocking, dealing with confrontation, learning how to take a hit and avoiding hits. Athletes have fun trying to score without getting scored on. It is like tag with kickboxing techniques.
Judges can give points for accurate strikes and competitors can win by getting to a certain number of points first or by the highest total points in an allotted amount of time. Generally, hand strikes are worth 1-point, kicks 2-points, head kicks 3 points and jump/spin kicks 4 points. Point contests raise the level of competitiveness and strategy. It’s all about light and fast contact. IF STUDENTS HIT TOO HARD THEY CAN HAVE POINTS DEDUCTED OR BE DISQUALIFIED
Points fighting helps you overcome your fear of confrontations or fighting in a fun way. Learn to think fast, assess mistakes, improve strategies and counter decisions all in the moment. Build your self-defense and fighting reflexes to help you excel in any sport and teach you how protect yourself at the same time.
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