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Point Fighting

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  • Michael Kramp - Plank Sparring

    The plank is designed to build speed and balance. Tell your students not to focus on power. Many different techniques can be applied to this drill.
    Teens | Games | Kicking | Sparring | Technique | Intermediate | Speed | Balance

  • Chase the Monkey Drill - Justin Ortiz

    This drill will develop your students' ability to use a rapid-fire roundhouse kick. The "monkey" will be one partner's back hand, which the other partner will always be chasing with the roundhouse kick.
    Partner Drill | Kicking | Sparring | Point Sparring | Point Fighting

  • Jump Spinning Back Kick Tips - Justin Ortiz

    This technique is a dynamic technique that can be used in point sparring but is also a very exciting board break for demonstration. Learn the secrets to fast and sharp jump spinning back kicks.
    Sparring | Point Fighting | Point Sparring | Kicking | Bob

  • Fake Ax Side Kick - Justin Ortiz

    Feints and other fakes are great for gaining a sparring edge. Use this drill to fake the ax kick and land a side kick.
    Kicking | Sparring | Point Sparring | Point Fighting

  • Boot to Boot Sweep - Justin Ortiz

    Add this partner training drill to your sparring regimen to help with balance, speed, height, and targeting of your kicks. This sweep is very popular in European tournament circuits.
    Sparring | Point Fighting | Point Sparring | Sweep | Partner Drill

  • Jadi Tention - Hook Round Kick Progression - Part 3

    The third step in this progression focuses on using power to break the guard of your opponent. The hook kick will be moving the hands out of the way, enabling the round kick to be a scoring technique.
    Sparring | Point Sparring | Point Fighting | Kicking | Power

  • Jadi Tention - Hook Round Kick Progression - Part 1

    The first step of this 6-part progression is the basic hook kick - roundhouse kick combo. Focus on reducing the movement to provide a faster kick.
    Sparring | Point Fighting | Point Sparring | Kicking

  • Jadi Tention - Hook Round Kick Progression Training Tips

  • Jadi Tention - Hook Round Kick Progression Part 6

    The final step of this progression features a full on blitz following the hook-round. This is a textbook follow up technique to ensure a score following the kicking combination.
    Sparring | Point Sparring | Point Fighting | Kicking | Punching | Blitz | Spacing

  • Jadi Tention - Hook Round Kick Progression - Part 4

    The fourth step in this progression adds a reverse punch follow up. The hook-round is used to approach the opponent, with the reverse punch aiming to score.
    Sparring | Point Sparring | Point Fighting | Kicking | Punching

  • Jadi Tention - Hook Round Kick Progression - Part 5

    The fifth step of this progression incorporates an element of spacing. If the opponent retreats during the hook-round, you must add a lunging back fist to cover the distance.
    Sparring | Point Sparring | Point Fighting | Kicking | Punching | Spacing

  • Jadi Tention - Hook Round Kick Progression - Part 2

    The second step of this progression is to add the limb speed and a faster chamber to the basic hook-round technique. This upgrade makes the technique even more viable for sparring competition.
    Sparring | Point Sparring | Point Fighting | Kicking | Speed

  • Damon Gilbert - Shoulder Tag

    This backfist drill will help your students build speed by trying to touch their partner's shoulder as quickly as possible. The partner can try to dodge as well.
    Speed | Sparring | Point Sparring | Point Fighting

  • Damon Gilbert - Wrist Grab Backfist Drill

    What's the best way to block a backfist? Learn how to use your forearm to stop the technique and be ready to counter.
    Counter Striking | Defense | Sparring | Point Sparring | Point Fighting

  • Damon Gilbert - Wasted Kick

    How should a fighter react when an opponent throws a kick that doesn't do anything? Learn how to counter these wasted kicks.
    Defense | Sparring | Point Sparring | Point Fighting

  • Chris Rappold - Instructor Sparring Students

    What is the proper way for instructors to handle sparring with students? Why doesn't the old school mentality still work?
    Retention Based Sparring | Sparring | Point Sparring | Point Fighting

  • Chris Rappold - Offense

    How do we teach offense to both competitive and non-competitive students? Confidence is key!
    Retention Based Sparring | Sparring | Point Sparring | Point Fighting

  • Chris Rappold - Defense

    As instructors we don't just want to focus on physical skills, but we also need to teach our students the mental game. Mental defensive strategies are very important for sparring.
    Retention Based Sparring | Sparring | Point Sparring | Point Fighting

  • Damon Gilbert - I Kick You Kick

    This warm up is perfect for the beginning of sparring class. This is very much like shadow boxing, warming up the whole body and all of their techniques.
    Sparring | Point Sparring | Point Fighting | Warm Up | Partner Drill | Blocking | Kicking

  • Damon Gilbert - Explosive Reflex Development

    This footwork drill is key for helping your students develop their reaction time. This will help them evade their opponents and create space while sparring.
    Sparring | Point Sparring | Point Fighting | Reaction Time | Speed | Defense

  • Damon Gilbert - Jamming the Kick

    The goal is to read the opponent's kick and step in first so that the opponent has no space to kick. This is why it is so important to never telegraph your kicks.
    Sparring | Point Sparring | Point Fighting | Defense

  • Damon Gilbert - Push Pull Reaction

    Students will start in a clinch, pushing and pulling to work their entire body. This physical exercise will be followed by practicing of any technique the instructor chooses.
    Sparring | Point Sparring | Point Fighting | Cardio | Conditioning

  • Chris Casamassa - Tick Tock Challenge

    The instructor will swing a paddle between the striker and the pad holder. The striking student must attack when the opening is present.
    Sparring | Distance | Timing | Footwork | Speed

  • Justin Ortiz - Round Kick Pyramid Drill

    The instructor will call out numbers to tell the students how many kicks to do, the last kick always being to the head on Bob. This drill works balance and speed in the round kick.
    Speed | Kicking | Sparring | Point Karate | Sport Karate | Point Fighting | Balance