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There are many forms of sparring designed to help build on the students confidence in his or her's own ability. Once the student feels confident and only if they desire they can enter tournaments or enjoy free sparring within
Step sparring is designed to help the student to practise basic techniques with a partner. It teaches many things including proper distance, correct facing, forearm conditioning, accurate blocks, correct distances, counter attacks, co-ordination and timimg, and later on speed and reaction times.
Free sparring is when two students are allowed to practise controlled kicking and punching against each other. Each student is trying to land a successful strike or kick to specific targets on their opponent, whilst keeping their own defences tight.
Safety equipment must always be worn. This type of sparring must only be carried out under supervision of a qualified instructor.