Taekwondo SparringTaekwondo sparring is just one of the exercises to build an all-round martial artist. Sparring allows you to practice breathing, timing, tactics, and strategy against a non-compliant opponent. However, Taekwondo sparring should only be thought of as another exercise in your gym bag. You should feel relatively safe whilst sparring as both opponents learn how to improve on the various skills. Sparring should not be thought of as a real fight where an opponent will rarely if ever attack you with martial-arty combinations or timing. Rather it is more likely you will face a non-choreographed, messy, often blitz-type attack. Your opponent will probably try to grapple with you and fight you in a close range situation. In Taekwondo sparring, work on real skills that will help you in other encounters - 1) good coverage, 2) a willingness to work close range, 3) low kicks and hand combinations, 4) moving to a tactically advantageous position (towards the exit), and 5) good environmental awareness. Enjoy the links we're provided on this topic.
The JDK Sparring Program
Deliberately Losing Your Sparring Match
Taekwondo Fighting Stance
Taekwondo Non-contact Sparring Training
Taekwondo Chon-ji - No One Wants to Get Hit
Taekwondo Sparring Bingo
Taekwondo Sparring Parts 1 - 3
Taekwondo Sparring Broken Rhythm
Yul-guk: Grab Strike Control Strike
Hold a Kick Shield to Gain Experience
Aikido Philisophy, Taekwondo Technique ... is it possible?
Beginning Taekwondo Sparring Advice
Kung Faux Fighting
Won-hyo: Defending against a kick punch combination
Power Generation, Strategy and Commonsense
Keeping on the Path
Random Sparring and Competition Advice
Taekwondo v Kickboxing
Karate v WTF
Kung Fu v Taekwondo Sparring
Invisible Taekwondo Sparring Techniques
Traditional Taekwondo Goes Green in Sparring
Beginning Sparring in Taekwondo
Your Nuts with Taekwondo
Beginning Taekwondo Sparring Part Two
Multiple Person Drills
Warmup Drills to Increase Coverage for Sparring
Won-hyo: Where are your eyes on the back of your arse?
Beginning Sparring Part One
Do-san: Introduction to Sparring
Beginning Sparring Dialog
What role does body hardening exercises play in Taekwondo?
Taekwondo Sparring Past and Present by Craig Lightner
Being Good at Sparring Means You're Only Good at Sparring
Joong Do Kwan Chung Sah Nim
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