Introduction

This form of sparring is designed as a step forward from basic three step sparring. It involves three consecutive attacks (hand or feet) and three blocks or evasions, plus a counter attack. Three step semi-free sparring should not be hurried, the secret is reaction force and quick, intelligent movements. This is where the true art of sparring is learnt.

Starting Position

Attacking students start in L stance guarding block. To begin each attack, the student may begin with either leg back

Defending students start in parallel stance.

Students should Kihap to notify each other that both are ready to begin. The defending student also Kihaps on the counter attack

BASIC

3 Step Sparring (Basic) introduces the student to a more realistic form of set sparring.

All attacks are pre-arranged and performed in a safe and controlled manner to allow the student to learn the correct focus, distance and timing associated with this form of set sparring.

Attacker Attacker begins in forearm guarding block in a right L Stance.The attacker will perform three kicks in the following order;Front Kick

Side Kick

Turning Kick

All kicks should be aimed to the middle section

Defender The defender will defend each kick with a waist block.The counter attack is a reverse punch to the attackers solar plexis.

 

INTERMEDIATE

3 Step Sparring (Intermediate) builds on skills needed for basic level. No fixed routines are taught for this level if sparring.

Attacker Attacker begins in forearm guarding block in a right L Stance.The attacker will perform any three kicks of their choice from Front, Side, Turning and Reverse Side KickAll kicks should be aimed to the middle section
Defender The defender will defend each kick with a waist block.The counter attack can be any hand technique, appropriate to grade.

 

ADVANCED

3 Step Sparring (Advanced) builds on skills needed for intermediate level. No fixed routines are taught for this level if sparring.

Attacker Attacker begins in forearm guarding block in a right L Stance.The attacker will perform three hand or foot techniques, or a combination of both of their choice.
Defender The defender will defend each technique with appropriate blocking or avoidance manoeuvre.The counter attack can be any hand technique, appropriate to the attack. Jumping and spinning techniques can be used.

Notes:

The choice of technique is left to student, but the technique and skill level should be commensurate with grade.

No jumping or flying techniques are allowed on the attack phase.