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Sparring help

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Offline Rockinsoul14595

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Sparring help
« on: January 18, 2013, 11:39:06 PM »
Hey everyone,

I'm a Greenbelt under Sigung Junker and I feel as if my sparring is lacking in a lot of areas. I feel as if my reaction times are where they should be. I have what I like to call a dummy response, where you get hit and don't get phased by it or are slow to react to it. Is there anyway I can fix that?  My Sifu is doing an awesome job in helping me overcome my lacking areas but is there anything I can do on my own to make my sparring better? I'm talking about general sparring not point sparring.

Brian
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Offline Rockinsoul14595

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Re: Sparring help
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2013, 11:40:46 PM »
Correction: I meant to type "aren't where they should be" just a quick clarification.

Brian
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Offline Rev. Brian Henderson

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Re: Sparring help
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2013, 12:01:45 AM »
Escrima training is excellent for the development of speed and accuracy, tactics and response.  I started training in it 26 years ago and it changed my martial arts forever.
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Re: Sparring help
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2013, 03:22:36 AM »
Hey everyone,

I'm a Greenbelt under Sigung Junker and I feel as if my sparring is lacking in a lot of areas. I feel as if my reaction times are where they should be. I have what I like to call a dummy response, where you get hit and don't get phased by it or are slow to react to it. Is there anyway I can fix that?  My Sifu is doing an awesome job in helping me overcome my lacking areas but is there anything I can do on my own to make my sparring better? I'm talking about general sparring not point sparring.

Brian

Aloha Brain,

Have your teacher call me so we can analyze your problem and come with some training drills that may help you.

Mahalo,

Gerry Scott


Offline Ron Baker

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Re: Sparring help
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2013, 10:32:05 AM »
One drill that helps to develope reflexes:

You (Brian) sit on folding chair (or any other seat)
Two partners stand in front of you at angles--one at 10 o'clock, the other at 2 o'clock.
Your partners throw tennis balls at you. Not fast or hard, but slowly at first.  Then faster and a little harder.
You face straight ahead with your arms straight up, bent at the elbows, palms out.
You try to grab or block balls in the air.

When you get used to the tennis balls, then change to ping pong balls, then golf balls. 

Good luck.  Enjoy.

Ron
« Last Edit: January 20, 2013, 10:36:56 AM by Ron Baker »
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Offline Rockinsoul14595

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Re: Sparring help
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2013, 03:52:52 PM »
Thank you everyone for the suggestions. I've heard of the golf ball drill once before but I'll have to give it a try. There aren't many people close in Vancouver who are willing to spar so I'm going to ask around see what I come up with. I've been slowly practicing Eskrima but it still feels awkward to me with the sticks but I'll keep swinging away.  8)

Brian
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