AHA vs GIANT Sparring Day

Written on the 1 March 2019

AHA vs GIANT Sparring Day

We are having another combined sparring session for Australian Hapkido Association (AHA) students and Giant Martial Arts students. Our two organisations have shared a long history of training together since 2007 so let's keep this event going. Last one was in November 2018.

The aim of the session is to provide students the opportunity to spar safely against someone they are not used to sparring in a co-operative environment.

The session will be mainly about giving you time 'in the ring' time to try and get the simple things right such as timing and distance.

Here is how it will work:

* Open to Green Belt and above (or experienced in sparring ask your instructor) members from Australian Hapkido Association or members from Giant Martial Arts.
* No uniforms, T-shirt or rashie with shorts or track-pants.
* 16oz boxing gloves, shin guards, groin guard and mouth guard compulsory, headgear recommended.
* 2 min rounds with 1 min break.
* Change partner after 2-3 rounds.
* We will try to match partners by size regardless of grade.
* Can go to ground (keep gloves on) when on ground can tap and resume standup sparring anytime. If you both want to keep rolling, stay on the ground.
* Take into account injuries or preferences of your partner (eg. limited ground-work due to neck or shoulder injuries or no leg kicks due to knee or leg injuries).
* No techniques that can't be pulled or controlled.
* No referees you have to look after each other co-operative sparring light contact there are no 'winners' just 'learners'!
* Tell your partner if they are hitting too hard, talk to you partner during sparring.
* Can stop anytime for a break and can resume anytime (no-one is judging).
* If anyone loses their cool they will be told to go home.
* Everyone should finish the day with no injuries and a bit better at real sparring.

Where: Giant Martial Arts 170 Stoney Creek Rd, Bexley NSW 2207

When: Saturday 13th April 2019 from 1pm to 3pm

Cost per participant $20..be there!!!

See some past footage of previous sparring days below:

November 2018

May 2018

February 2017

November 2016


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