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    Well, for the first time since last summer, I am entering a tournament this June here in Canada. The sparring is for points only. I need at least to win in the top three to advance to a November tournament in the U.S. Here is a clip of me sparring at the 2006 LTKKA World Kenpo Karate Championships last August. The guy I was sparring is Marc Shay, who is a great fighter and new friend of mine. We both aren't fans of point sparring but those were the rules. I am the guy on the left (we are both vertically challenged, LOL).

    Any feedback or tips would be appreciated as I really want to train hard for this one.

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    You would kick my butt Try using a universal block for the Roundhouse kicks. That way you cover the high and low ground and you still have your front hand to hit with while your back hand blocks.
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    Hey Jamie, Can you e-mail the information, I would like to come and watch in June.

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    Default Re: It's Sparring Time Again

    Quote Originally Posted by kenpo0324 View Post
    Hey Jamie, Can you e-mail the information, I would like to come and watch in June.

    Thanks buddy.
    Watch ? Come on Ken get your butt out there and compete, you can do it. BTW, How's it going buddy ?

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    the sparing was interesting.
    But I've seen LOTS of that.

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    Nice job Jamie. It looked like a tough match to call but the ref's did a nice job too. I noticed that you extend your lead hand often leaving you open. Are you trying to force your opponent to go for the ribs so you can counter or is this your usual style when point sparring? My only advice would be to 'close up' so you present fewer targets, but that might not work well in that type of sparring. It also looks like you got most of your points as counters - just an observation.

    When/where is the June tourney?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seabrook View Post
    Well, for the first time since last summer, I am entering a tournament this June here in Canada. The sparring is for points only. I need at least to win in the top three to advance to a November tournament in the U.S. Here is a clip of me sparring at the 2006 LTKKA World Kenpo Karate Championships last August. The guy I was sparring is Marc Shay, who is a great fighter and new friend of mine. We both aren't fans of point sparring but those were the rules. I am the guy on the left (we are both vertically challenged, LOL).

    Any feedback or tips would be appreciated as I really want to train hard for this one.

    Thanks everyone.

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    Thanks Mark.

    The June tournament is in St. Catherines.
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    Default Re: It's Sparring Time Again

    The zeitgeist in point matches causes guys to lean back and shoot over the top, patternistically. If you work on dropping in with a hefty forward momentum while lunging into the midline with a rear hand, head buried between your shoulders, the only recourse they'll have is trying to come around the outside-high.

    Pull-drag lead leg roundhouse, drop the leg in a lunge to bring in the rear hand. I watched the vid several times, and the style of movement leaves one open for this zone split nicely.

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    PS -- 2 things. 1. I can see why you prefer continuous. 2. When did it become taboo for BB's to hit to the head? (haven't been to a tourney since early 90's)
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    Default Re: It's Sparring Time Again

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Dave in da house View Post
    The zeitgeist in point matches causes guys to lean back and shoot over the top, patternistically. If you work on dropping in with a hefty forward momentum while lunging into the midline with a rear hand, head buried between your shoulders, the only recourse they'll have is trying to come around the outside-high.

    Pull-drag lead leg roundhouse, drop the leg in a lunge to bring in the rear hand. I watched the vid several times, and the style of movement leaves one open for this zone split nicely.

    D.

    PS -- 2 things. 1. I can see why you prefer continuous. 2. When did it become taboo for BB's to hit to the head? (haven't been to a tourney since early 90's)
    Great, great post. I will definitely work on the pull-drag lead leg roundhouse followed by the rear hand.
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    Default Re: It's Sparring Time Again

    Just my opinion, but you both were dropping your guard leaving your heads exposed way too often. It looked like most, if not all of the points were earned from head strikes. I would also suggest trying to work some more combinations into you sparring routine; get your opponent to to open himself up or overwhelm him by throwing multiple techniques.

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    Default Re: It's Sparring Time Again

    That was a great match, My only suggestion would use a little more faking to draw your opponent out and make them hesitate (we need that being vertically challenged). Counter fighting is challenging for point sparring because slipping, deflecting, jamming all can leave you open for judge mental call that they hit you to give them the point. Good luck

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