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Improve your sparring

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Click above for sparring tips and ticks.  World Champion Ron Henry's expert advice. Here are some inserts below. 

 

1. Focus on kicking using your front leg. Back leg kicking telegraphs too much and is ultimately slower. I can’t stress how important it is to develop a good front leg.

A Game of Tag

 It’s important to recognize point sparring for what it is – a game of tag using our hands and feet. We use a combination of kicks, movement, feints and combinations to create scoring opportunities. The following discussion will highlight what I feel are the most important aspects to develop for point sparring competition.

Speed

Your front leg is closer to your opponent. Throwing an attack with it only requires that you lift your leg. This is very different to back leg kicking where you’re required to first square your hips before being able to throw a kick.

 

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