How To Improve Your Sparring

It’s been a while since I’ve written a martial arts post and think it’s about time to cover some more important concepts.  In this article, we’re going to cover three concepts that tie together to improve your overall skill.  These are useful in sparring, but are also principles that equally applicable for self-defense.

This concept is based on a pyramid where you must gain a solid foundation on the existing level before progressing to the next level.  Those three levels, in order, are Coordination, Application, and Flow.   Continue reading “How To Improve Your Sparring”

3 More Basic Rules of Sparring

Last week I posted an article on some of the fundamentals of sparring.  While these basic rules were primarily geared towards sparring, and to a lesser extent self-defense, some of my followers on Twitter saw real-life lessons outside of martial arts that these rules applied to.

Due to the warm reception to that article (and the fact that I can talk about martial arts ad nauseam), I decided to compile another short list of basic sparring rules.  Continue reading “3 More Basic Rules of Sparring”