2 Step Sparring

Starting Position:

Attacker (A) – Right leg back to form a right L stance outer forearm guarding block

Defender (D) – Parallel Ready Stance

All movements are obverse unless stated otherwise.

Step 1 Step 2 Counter Attack
1 A Right Front Snap Kick Right Walking Ready Stance Left Walking Stance Twin Fist Vertical Punch
D Right Leg Back to form a Left Walking Stance X Fist Pressing Block Right Walking Stance High Wedging Block Left Knee Upward Kick Right Walking Ready Stance
2 A Right Front Snap Kick Right Walking Ready Stance Left Walking Stance Back Fist High Side Strike
D Left Leg Back to form a Left L Stance Outer Forearm Low Block Left Walking Stance High Double Forearm Block Left Fixed Stance Middle Punch
3 A Right Walking Stance Right Side Fist Downward Strike Left Low Turning Kick L Ready Stance
D Right Leg Back to form a Left Walking Stance Outer Forearm Rising Block Left L Stance Outer Forearm Outward Waist Block Left L Stance Knifehand Side Strike
4 A Right High Turning Kick Left L Ready Stance Left Fixed Stance Middle Punch
D Right Leg Back to form a Right L Stance Outer Forearm High Outward Block Left L Stance Outer Forearm Middle Inward Block Knee Middle Turning Kick Left L Ready Stance
5 A Right Walking Stance Middle Punch Low Side Kick L Ready Stance
D Left Leg Back to form a Right Walking Stance Palm Hooking Block Right L Stance Outer Forearm Downward Block Left Walking Stance High Elbow Strike

 

 

 

 

 

In 2 step sparring:

  • The attacker will not need to land into walking ready stance following the front snap kicks on the first two sequences (unlike in 3 step sparring) but move straight into the second attack. As the student progresses from 3 step to 2 step and their sparring knowledge improves, we look to see a faster more fluid two attacks moving forward.
  • Also after each counter attack the defender is expected to return to a right l-Stance ready to perform the next combination in the sequence.

Ref: ITF, UK ITF and Grand Master Nicholls

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