Warren’s perspectives on SPARRING !

Posted: July 7, 2013 by urbantacticskravmaga in Krav Maga Philosophy
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WARREN :These are some things I’ve learned from sparring that have helped me get better:

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1. If you’re not throwing a punch, keep your hands up!!  I know this is Basic Sparring 101 but it’s very easy to forget, or get lazy at it.
2. If you throw a punch, bring it right back to cover up.  See point 1.
3. Don’t forget to also throw body shots.

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4. If your opponent is starting to overwhelm you, don’t just cover up, start hitting back!
5. Keep moving, don’t stand still.

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6. Control your breathing.  Easy to forget so I have to be very conscious of this.

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7. Keep your chin down so if you get bopped, it’s not a devastating blow.  This is also easy to forget.

I suppose that over time these points will just get more and more natural, but it will still take time.  But I have noticed that if my body (not my mind because things are happening too fast) follows these guidelines, my sparring improves.

BORHAN: Yes ! It does
But didn’t we tell you about all these points in the past ?

WARREN: I don’t remember….haha.  I guess it’s something you almost have to come to the conclusion to yourself, in order for it to really sink in.

Posted By: Urban Tactics HQ

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