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    Question Sparring techniques

    Hi, I am going to test for my orange belt soon, and was informed that the sparring would be two against one. Any advice would help. Thanks-- I think.

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    Move!

    Don't stand still, be aggressive and initiate the action rather than wait, if you do tie up with someone, use them as a shield against the other guy, DON'T go down otherwise it is boot city.

    Honestly I'm surprised to hear about 2 on 1 sparring at your level, but good luck!

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    I can remember doing 2 on 1 for my orange belt. The advice given above is sound. I can will say that one of the key points is doing your best to keep one person in between you and the other person. Engaging two opponents at the same time makes it a lot more difficult.
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    Best way to do that is move in circles, dont move straight back if you can help it.

    Watch the video called Kenpo Karate with Ed Parker and Larry Tatum in the 70's they have yellow belt children sparring 2 on 1 its a great video to watch if you can get a copy.

    Larry does an awesome attack sequence at street speed then they show it in slow motion. Very impressive.

    Wait I got off topic! Do what he said!!! LOL.
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    I always went leading the attackers into each other thus the bumping / colliding would cancel the attack from them and leaving me free to reposition and or deal with just one at a time. I just used some circular movement to lead them.
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    and if you get stuck between them... BACK KICK!

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    Default Re: Sparring techniques

    Quote Originally Posted by mord_sith_14
    Hi, I am going to test for my orange belt soon, and was informed that the sparring would be two against one. Any advice would help. Thanks-- I think.
    That's a bit advanced for your level isn't it? Well... if you gotta, you gotta.

    My 0.02-> In multiple attacker situations I find you are more likely to gain an advantage by chosing one of the opponents to go after first. Don't let them chose who attacks first. Go after the closest one taking an angle or path that puts them between you and the 2nd opponent. If you can manage a sweep or takedown on the first opponent that can give you an additional advantage... or course. Anyway..Good Luck!
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    [quote=Celtic_Crippler]That's a bit advanced for your level isn't it? Well... if you gotta, you gotta. ]

    I (was) a yellow belt. I never figured out how to change the belt on the members list.
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    Thanks everyone! I am pleased to say that I passed with flying colors (according to my instructor.)
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    [quote=Takai]I can remember doing 2 on 1]

    Thankfully we didn't have ehough people for a two-on-one (the only other tester was going for yellow) and I lucked out. Your advice will be helpful though in future tests. Thanks again.
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    Thankfully we didn't have ehough people for a two-on-one (the only other tester was going for yellow) and I lucked out. Your advice will be helpful though in future tests. Thanks again.[/quote]

    You got to spar against other testors...No fair. I had to spar aginst the instructor and one of the other advanced students. It was a lot of fun though.
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    You got to spar against other testors...No fair. I had to spar aginst the instructor quote]

    I have sparred against the instructor and a black belt in Aikido. So don't feel left out!
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