Interclub Sparring Day

Written on the 29 October 2020

Interclub Sparring Day

We had another combined interclub sparring session for Giant Martial Arts, Australian Hapkido Association (AHA), Sheedy Taekwondo, Martial Arts College (MACI), and other affiliate clubs and invitation only students. Our organisations have shared over a decade of history training together so let's keep this event going. Last one was in March 2020 pre-covid.

The session was be run by Taekwondo 6th Degree Master Jim Sheedy, read more about him.

Check out the footage:

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 invited schools.
* No uniforms, T-shirt or rashie with shorts or track-pants.
* 16oz boxing gloves, shin guards, groin guard and mouth guard compulsory, headgear recommended.
* We will try to match partners by size and grade.
* Can manage the type of sparring you want to do eg. Body sparring, Boxing only, Kickboxing only, Grappling only with Gloves, Amateur MMA and can go to ground (keep gloves on) when on ground can tap or resume standup sparring anytime. If you both want to keep grappling, stay on the ground. No knees or elbows. Light contact, spar to learn not to win.
* Take into account preferences of your partner (eg. limited ground-work due to weak neck or shoulder or no leg kicks due to previous knee or leg injuries etc.)
* No techniques that can't be pulled or controlled.
* No ego's, 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, can 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 14th November 2020 from 1 to 3pm

Cost per participant = $20

Be there!!!

See some past footage of previous interclub sparring days below:

March 2020

 

April 2019

 

November 2018

 

May 2018

 

February 2017

 

November 2016


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