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Point Fighting

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  • Justin Ortiz - Round Kick Warm Ups with Bob

    Use Bob to follow this warm up progression for round kicks. This drill is great to loosen up those hips for more intense drills or sparring rounds.
    Bob | Kicking | Mobility | Warm Up

  • Justin Ortiz - Round Kick Warm Up

    Progress through this series of paddle drills to work the round kicks and get your students warmed up for an awesome sparring class.
    Warm Up | Kicking | Sparring

  • Justin Ortiz - Spinning Back Kick

    Learn the secrets to making your spinning back kicks faster. This will make the kick much more practical for sparring use.
    Kicking | Sparring | Point Karate | Sport Karate | Point Fighting

  • Justin Ortiz - Spinning Hook Kick

    Learn how to minimize the amount of circular motion in your spinning hook kick so that you have a faster kick that is more effective for sparring.
    Kicking | Sparring | Point Karate | Sport Karate | Point Fighting

  • Justin Ortiz - Tornado Kick for Sparring

    The tornado kick is an exciting move that is typically only used for demonstration. However, with the proper set up and timing it can be an effective sparring technique as well.
    Kicking | Sparring | Point Karate | Sport Karate | Point Fighting

  • Justin Ortiz - Twist Kick

    This advanced and deceptive kick requires a lot of hip mobility. Pumping a round kick is a great way to set up the twist kick.
    Kicking | Sparring | Point Karate | Sport Karate | Point Fighting

  • Justin Ortiz - 2-4-6 Counting Rhythm Warm-Up

    This warm up sets up some of the dynamic motion needed for sparring. It also helps your students stay synchronized during the warm up and will make your class look more professional.
    Warm Up | Sparring | Point Karate | Sport Karate | Point Fighting | Timing | Rhythm

  • Justin Ortiz - Advanced Shift Back Fist - Open Stance

    The back leg is going to lead the way to step out of the line of the kick. The slight turn of the shoulders sets up a strong back fist.
    Hands | Sparring | Point Karate | Sport Karate | Point Fighting

  • Justin Ortiz - Advanced Shift Back Fist - Closed Stance

    This technique is a counter for a closed stance lead leg round kick. The footwork of the shift opens the opportunity to land the back fist.
    Hands | Sparring | Point Karate | Sport Karate | Point Fighting

  • Justin Ortiz - Switch, Swoop, and Swipe

    Now in a closed stance, one can defend the side kick by quickly switching their stance before executing the swoop and swipe. The swoop being the scooping of the leg, and the swipe being a follow-up ridge hand.
    Defense | Sparring | Point Karate | Sport Karate | Point Fighting

  • Justin Ortiz - Swoop and Swipe

    Defend against a lead leg side kick in an open stance by scooping the leg with one hand, following up with a strike by the other.
    Defense | Sparring | Point Karate | Sport Karate | Point Fighting

  • Justin Ortiz - Defense Against a Round Kick - Open Stance

    Lead with the back leg on a side step to avoid the round kick. A check with the opposite hand will block the kick and set up a scoring reverse punch.
    Defense | Sparring | Point Karate | Sport Karate | Point Fighting

  • Justin Ortiz - Defense Against a Round Kick for Sparring

    This technique, known as a check, will prevent the round kick from landing. You can also defend the round kick with a well-timed step, but continue to use the check just be sure the kick doesn't land.
    Kicking | Sparring | Point Karate | Sport Karate | Point Fighting | Defense

  • Christine Rodrigues - Defensive Side Kick

    The defensive side kick is extremely important for stopping blitz techniques. Learn a few great drills to develop this kick.
    Sparring | Kicking | Timing | Reaction | Point Fighting | Side Kick | Defense | Point Karate | Point Sparring | Partner Drill | Pad Drill

  • Michael Kramp - Reaction Rope

    This drill can also be used for sparring, but in its most basic form helps to build agility and fast reaction time.
    Kids | Games | Mobility | Sparring | Agility | Foot Work

  • Michael Kramp - Push & Kick

    This drill emulates being pushed back by a kick in a sparring match, countering with multiple kicks.
    Teens | Games | Kicking | Balance | Sparring | Counter Attack

  • Abid Benwali & Eric Santamaria - Reaction Drill

    Develop reaction time and work on a wide variety of techniques will this drill that uses a kicking shield. Your students will need to think fast to determine the proper spacing and technique.
    Pad Drill | Sparring | Point Fighting | Footwork | Partner Drill

  • Abid Benwali & Eric Santamaria - Hesitation Timing Drill

    Using a hesitation is an excellent way to throw your opponent off of your timing. Use this drill to help your students switch up the timing and make good decisions to help them win matches.
    Sparring | Point Fighting | Timing | Strategy

  • Abid Benwali & Eric Santamaria - Point Fighting Distance

    Spacing is essential to point fighting. Help your students get into that sweet spot where they can attack the opponent, but their opponent can't quite get them.
    Distance | Point Fighting | Sparring | Spacing | Defense

  • Abid Benwali & Eric Santamaria - Cutting the Corner

    Getting off the ropes or out of the corner of the ring is an essential skill to defend yourself in many styles of fighting. Use this drill to help your students develop their footwork and movement to get out of these sticky situations.
    Spacing | Defense | Footwork | Sparring | Point Fighting | ...

  • Abid Benwali & Eric Santamaria - Four Corner Drill

    Being able to close the distance between you and your opponent is essential to striking or scoring, but being able to approach without being detected is even better. This drill is designed to perfect this spacing skill.
    Spacing | Point Fighting | Sparring | Footwork

  • Abid Benwali & Eric Santamaria - Defense Bait Drill

    Do your students struggle to make their fakes effective in the ring? This drill will help your students bait their opponent into believing that they have the timing figured out.
    Timing | Sparring | Point Fighting | Kicking | Spacing | Defense | Strategy

  • Abid Benwali & Eric Santamaria - Fake Set Up Drill

    This drill helps your students perfect their fakes for point sparring. One student tries to make the most effective fake possible, while the other is working on a variety of counters.
    Timing | Sparring | Partner Drill | Point Fighting | Blitz | Footwork | Partner Drill

  • Abid Benwali Eric Santamaria - Angle Fade Switch Drill

    This drill is not only a great warm up, but will help your students develop spacing and footwork in a partner setting. Throw in an exercise for some bonus cardio!
    Sparring | Warm Up | Fighting | Movement | Footwork