About One Step Sparring

One step sparring is the most realistic form of sparring there is, simply because the defender cannot foresee the attack coming. Therefore, the defender must have very fast reflexes, in order to defend and defeat the opponent. This form of sparring is completely different to free sparring. i.e. take down techniques, arm locks, joint breaking techniques etc., are practised.

Starting Position

Both students normally begin in parallel stance, but this may be varied at the Instructors’ discretion.

One Step Sparring

The attacking student punches their opponent once.

The defending student must use quick reflexes and intelligent movements to defend and defeat their opponent. One step sparring is the most realistic form of sparring there is, simply because the defender cannot foresee the attack coming. This form of sparring is completely different to free sparring, i.e. take down techniques, arm locks, joint breaking techniques etc are practiced.