1 Step Sparring

1 Step (Basic)

Starting position: parallel ready stance

Attacker: steps forward and attacks with a right forefist punch

Defender: reacts with a traditional block and counter attack.

  • This is then repeated (with the same defence/counter) against a left forefist punch.
  • The defence and counter can be performed by hand or foot
  • The attacker will Kihap before moving
  • The defender will Kihap on counter-attack
  • Both attacker and defender return to parallel ready stance following the counter attack

 

1 Step (Advanced)

Starting position for hand attack: parallel ready stance

Starting position for foot attack: l-stance forearm guarding block

Attacker: May perform ANY hand or foot attack (left or right) to their opponent (this is NOT to be repeated by the opposite foot or hand).

Defender: The defender will need to respond with a viable block and counter attack starting from parallel ready stance.

  • It is the responsibility of the attacker to position themselves in the correct position to perform the attack. For example, if the attacker is performing a flying technique they will need to step back one stance in order to be able to perform the attack. Similarly, is the attacker wishes to perform a turning kick, they will need to stand of centre in order to expose the correct striking tool.
  • The attacker will Kihap before moving
  • The defender will Kihap on counter-attack
  • Both attacker and defender return to parallel ready stance following the counter attack

 

1 Step (Model)

Similar to 1 step advanced sparring, the attacker may perform ANY choice of attack with either hand/foot. Hand attack to be performed from parallel ready stance and kicks to be performed from L-stance forearm guarding block.

The attack, block and counter attacks are initially performed slowly to demonstrate control, technique and accuracy. One this has been performed the practitioners return to starting position before repeating at application speed.

  • Where counter-attacks may be hard to perform in slow motion (high/jumping/flying) they can be added onto the end of the ‘real speed’ sequence to finish off the combination.

Ref: ITF, UK ITF and Grand Master Nicholls

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