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Sparring - Back Fist Side Kick Combination

Friday, December 01, 2017

Sparring - Back Fist Side Kick Combination


Sparring Combinations - Back Fist Side Kick


I really do like this combination, it is simple and effective, When done well you are conditioning your opponent to think high with the back fist attack then landing the side kick. But before we get too excited we need to train these sparring drill to give us the ability to use this combination effectively.


Here is one our sparring combinations that all our students learn. Learning these sparring combinations give the tools and the ability to spar in a safe and controlled manner.

Non Contact - The first level of practice is firing the techniques opposite your partner but you make zero contact. You perform the moves but place them to land short of the target. This enable you to develop and improve technique of the moves.  Your partner learns to watch the moves come towards them and keep their eyes fixed forward, this habit of not turning away is essential to be a great martial arts black belt.


Touch Contact - This is such an important exercise, to develop your ability to safely to just touch your training partner with the move. So many god things are happening here. First you are developing the essential skills of distance. Knowing when a move will or won't land. Secondly, you develop accuracy, this is a skill often under valued and certainly under trained. By practicing this move in slow controlled way you  can develop pin point accuracy. Thirdly, again your partner is developing a habit of keeping their eyes forward and maintaining good posture as you fire the slow touch control move at them.


Blocking  the Combination - This is were you learn how to block these moves and incorporate foot work whilst blocking.  As before when defending you keep your eye forward and and simply block the incoming moves. When we fire the back fist and side kick we are not trying to trick our training partner we are helping them develop their blocking skills.


Sparring with the Combination - This time we add footwork and a little more speed, this is slightly competitive. However the focus is on the person blocking , they know what is coming so it is quite easy to block.  



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