STEP SPARRING

THREE STEP SPARRING (SAMBO MATSOKI) 

Three step sparring is designed for the beginner to learn the basic techniques. Three step sparring teaches the student many things i.e. proper distance, correct facing, forearm conditioning, correct blocks, correct stance & counter attacks and timing. All attackers start in left walking stance, obverse low section outer forearm block. All defenders start in parallel ready stance.

Attack: Always three middle section punches in walking stance.
Defences as below from parallel ready stance

NUMBER 1
defence
Right leg back walking stance, middle inner forearm block to the inside three times
counter
Reverse punch

NUMBER 2
defence
Left leg back 'L' stance, middle inner forearm block to the outside three times
counter
Move the left leg forward 45 degrees, move the right leg behind the opponents front leg into a left 'L' stance, execute a knife hand strike to the neck

NUMBER 3
defence
Left leg back 'L' stance, middle inward outer forearm block to the inside three times
counter
Slide forward and execute a right front backfist strike to face

NUMBER 4
defence
Left leg back 'L' stance, middle inward forearm block to the outside three times
counter
Move left leg into sitting stance, focus with left hand, execute double punch

NUMBER 5
defence
Right leg back 'L' stance, middle outer forearm block to the inside two times
counter
Move to right into sitting stance parallel to opponent. Execute a left outer forearm block and a high section punch simultaneously

NUMBER 6
defence
Right leg back 'L' stance, middle knife hand block to the inside two
times
counter
Move to the right form a sitting stance parallel to opponent, execute left outer knife hand guard and a high inward knife hand strike to the neck

NUMBER 7
defence
Right leg back 'L' stance, middle outer forearm block to the inside two times
counter
Move right foot to left foot, pushing off left foot slide back at a 45 degree angle into right 'L' stance forearm guarding block, execute right front kick land in right walking stance double punch

NUMBER 8
defence
Right leg back 'L' stance, middle knife hand block two times
counter
Move right foot to left foot, pushing off left foot slide back at a 45 degree angle into right 'L' stance knife hand guarding block. Execute a right side kick landing in left 'L' stance, right knife hand strike to the neck

NUMBER 9
defence
Right leg back 'L' stance, middle palm pushing block to the outside three times
counter
Slide back at 45 degrees angle to the outside of opponent into right 'L' stance knife hand guarding block execute a right mid section turning kick put the kicking foot behind the opponent's front foot landing in vertical stance while executing a knife hand strike to the neck

NUMBER 10
defence
Right leg back 'L' stance, knife hand block to the inside two times
counter
Move right foot to left foot pushing off left foot slide back at a 45 degree angle into a right 'L' stance knife hand guarding block execute a right reverse side kick land in right walking stance reverse knife hand strike to the philtrum


TWO STEP SPARRING (IBO MATSOKI)
Two step sparring is designed for the intermediate student to learn more advanced techniques, also using the same timing and distance as in three step sparring, but with more varied attacks, thus also allowing the attacking student to develop various combinations. All attackers start in right L stance, forearm guarding block. All defenders start in parallel ready stance

NUMBER 1
attack
High punch, front kick
defence
Left leg back, walking stance, rising block rlght leg back, walking stance X fist presslng block
counter
Twin vertical punch

NUMBER 2
attack
Side punch, fixed stance, turning kick
defence
Right leg back, L stance, upward palm block left leg back, L stance, waist block
counter
Slide forward into right L stance right side elbow

NUMBER 3
attack
Front kick, twin vertical punch
defence
Right leg back, walking stance, xflst presslng block left. Leg back, walking stance, outer forearm wedging block
counter
Knee kick at the same time pull opponents shoulders

NUMBER 4
attack
Flat fingertip thrust, side kick
defence
Right leg back, walking stance, knifehand rising block left leg back, L stance. Inward palm block
counter
Front kick to coccyx, twln upset punch to kldneys

NUMBER 5
attack
Right back kick. Left stance high palm strike
defence
Right L stance palm waist block left L stance outer forearm inward block
counter
Right walking stance reverse knife-hand reverse middle inward strike. (slipping right foot)

NUMBER 6
attack
Right high turning kick. Left walking stance arc-hand high strike
defence
Sitting stance twin straight forearm block (removing left foot diagonal). Right L stance palm hooking block (grabbing the arm)
counter
Left side kick (still holding grabbed arm)

NUMBER 7
attack
Right fixed stance side fist side strike. Left middle reverse turning kick
defence
Left L stance twin forearm block. Right L stance knife-hand guarding block (sliding away using block as guard only
counter
Right high reverse turning kick

NUMBER 8
attack
Right middle side kick. Right L stance knife hand high strike (turning anti clockwise)
defence
Right L stance inner forearm inward waist block (sweeping block). Right L stance knife-hand guarding block (double stepping)
counter
Left X stance back fist high side strike


ONE STEP SPARRING (ILBO MATSOKI)
One step sparring is the most realistic form of sparring there is, simply because the defender cannot foresee the attack coming. Therefore, the defender must have very fast reflexes, in order to defend and defeat the opponent. This form of sparring is completely different to free sparring. i.e. take down techniques, arm locks, joint breaking techniques etc., may be practiced (black belt level only) Both students normally begin in parallel stance, but this may be varied at the Instructors' discretion. Takedowns, locks and restraints are not permitted at colour belt gradings.