After the first belt test students begin participating in sparring class. Sparring is an essential way to implement various
techniques as well as improve hand eye coordination, timing, distance,
techniques, and confidence.
Protective gear is worn on hands, feet, head, shins, and groin.
belt ranks (orange and below) are restricted to lighter contact. This
helps them develop control before adding more power to their techniques.
At green belt students are allowed to begin using sweeps and
take-downs. For adult brown belts and higher, sparring is full contact.
We employ an Iri Kumi style, 2
minutes of continuous sparring.