(SAMBO MATSOKI)

Introduction

Three step sparring is designed for the beginner to learn the basic techniques. Three step sparring teaches the student proper distance, correct facing, forearm conditioning, correct blocks, correct stances, Counter attacks and timings.

Starting Position

All attackers start in left walking stance, obverse low section outer forearm block. All defenders start in parallel ready stance.

Attack: Always three middle section front punches in walking stance
Defences as below from parallel ready stance

 

Three Step Number 1

Attack Always three middle section front punches in walking stance
Defence Right leg back walking stance, middle inner forearm block to the inside three times
Counter Reverse punch

 

Three Step Number 2

Attack Always three middle section front punches in walking stance
Defence Left leg back ‘L’ stance, middle inner forearm block to the outside three times
Counter Move the left leg forward 45 degrees, move the right leg behind the opponents front leg into a left ‘L’ stance, execute a knife hand strike to the neck

 

Three Step Number 3

Attack Always three middle section front punches in walking stance
Defence Left leg back ‘L’ stance, middle inward outer forearm block to the inside three times
Counter Slide forward and execute a right front backfist strike to face

 

Three Step Number 4

Attack Always three middle section front punches in walking stance
Defence Left leg back ‘L’ stance, middle inward forearm block to the outside three times
Counter Move left leg into sitting stance, focus with left hand, execute double punch

 

Three Step Number 5

Attack Always three middle section front punches in walking stance
Defence Right leg back ‘L’ stance, middle outer forearm block to the inside two times
Counter Move to right into sitting stance parallel to opponent. Execute a left outer forearm block and a high section punch simultaneously

 

Three Step Number 6

Attack Always three middle section front punches in walking stance
Defence Right leg back ‘L’ stance, middle knife hand block to the inside two times
Counter Move to the right form a sitting stance parallel to opponent, execute left outer knife hand guard and a high inward knife hand strike to the neck

 

Three Step Number 7

Attack Always three middle section front punches in walking stance
Defence Right leg back ‘L’ stance, middle outer forearm block to the inside two times
Counter Move right foot to left foot, pushing off left foot slide back at a 45 degree angle into right ‘L’ stance forearm guarding block, execute right front kick land in right walking stance double punch

 

Three Step Number 8

Attack Always three middle section front punches in walking stance
Defence Right leg back ‘L’ stance, middle knife hand block two times
Counter Move right foot to left foot, pushing off left foot slide back at a 45 degree angle into right ‘L’ stance forearm guarding block. Execute a right side kick landing in left ‘L’ stance, right front backfist strike or knife hand strike to the neck

 

Three Step Number 9

Attack Always three middle section front punches in walking stance
Defence Right leg back ‘L’ stance, middle palm pushing block to the outside three times
Counter Slide back at 45 degrees angle to the outside of opponent into right ‘L’ stance knife hand guarding block execute a right mid section turning kick put the kicking foot behind the opponent’s front foot landing in vertical stance while executing a knife hand strike to the neck

 

Three Step Number 10

Attack Always three middle section front punches in walking stance
Defence Right leg back ‘L’ stance, knife hand block to the inside two times
Counter Move right foot to left foot pushing off left foot slide back at a 45 degree angle into a right ‘L’ stance knife hand guarding block execute a right reverse side kick land in right walking stance reverse knife hand strike to the philtrum