Need help with sparring-need advice
By seca2man - Fri, 13 Oct 2006 05:28:54 GMT


Hello fellow kenposits:

So I've been training for about 2 months in a AKKS school. The instructor and his top students are good people. The forms and techniques are starting to awaken some dormant muscle memory. However when it comes to sparring, let's just say that I'm plain awful! I didn't do much sparring when I first trained in EPAK, my old instructor was heavy into forms training. I know practice makes perfect, but sparring's kinda hard to practice on your own, right? For some reason when I spar, I can't seem to get out of the linear attack mind set and everything I throw usually gets blocked. Plus, the head instructor keeps pairing me up with the advanced belts which means I get the stuffing (gently) knocked out of me.

Any advice on improving my god-awful sparring? Any books or drills you guys can recommend? I personally find it a little embarassing to perform the techniques and forms reasonably well, but then fall flat on my face when sparring.

Thanks in advance!



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