Washington D.C. Seminar 2018 Sparring Drills
This video was filmed for a seminar we did in Washington D.C. in 2018. I believe this was the second day when we were working on the sparring section of the seminar. It seems like a lifetime ago. I am looking forward to things picking up and we start getting together again. These seminars are priceless to get to.
Even though Wing Chun had a significant impact on the development of this awesome martial art system, the fighting principles of Ngo Dac Na are what we use to teach it.
When it comes to the development of your martial art skills, sparring is of the utmost importance. The type of sparring techniques you see in this video is to help you develop your intercepting hands better.
I didn’t watch this video for the first time until very recently when I was in the process of editing it. You have access to a wealth of training opportunities right at your fingertips in this section.
How You Should Approach Sparring
in order to maximize its potential as a teaching and learning tool, sparring must be utilized. You need to train with good partners, and you also need to demonstrate that you can be a good partner for others.
Because sparring is not the same thing as fighting, there should be no bad blood between you and the person you are sparring with. In point of fact, you ought to take pleasure in a friendly bout of sparring between your friends.
It’s important to be a good listener as well as a good observer. If you see that your fighting partner is having a hard time, you should slow things down. Fighting against someone who is extremely hostile can frequently be the final straw for a person, causing them to give up hope and surrender.
Every person is different, and there are times when you can get away with being more aggressive in your sparring. Therefore, communication with the individual you are working out with is essential, just like it is in most other contexts.
My Sparring Experience
When I was 8 years old, I got my first taste of sparring for the first time. My sensei commanded all of the younger students to don our protective gear and begin the drill. We engaged in physical conflict by punching and kicking one another.
When I was younger, I learned that it is better to do something, even if it is something small, rather than to do nothing at all. When you are 8 years old, it is very important to learn how to advocate for yourself and defend your rights. When you are young, your responses to potentially dangerous situations, such as a fight, are still being formed.
My training consisted of using gloves, mouthpieces, groin cups, and shin guards for the majority of my childhood years. When I first started training in Kung Fu with Sifu Phu, I didn’t use any protective gear when I sparred with other students.
Sparring With Gear VS No Gear
My viewpoint is that it is preferable to spar without any equipment. When you aren’t using any equipment, you have a greater degree of control when you spar. It appears that as soon as a person puts on the gear, they immediately abandon good technique and good defense because, after all, the gear is there to protect them.
This will eventually lead to poor habits that will be difficult to break later on. My opinion is that it is in everyone’s best interest to avoid developing those habits in the first place.
Sparring And Adrenaline Dumping
Having said all of that, the degree of difficulty or ease with which you train is entirely up to you. I will say that one of the advantages of sparring is that it allows you to fight in a realistic manner, which increases the likelihood that you will experience an adrenaline dump. And despite the fact that having one is not a pleasant experience, it is unquestionably something you need to be very familiar with.
The dumping of adrenaline is the one thing that has the potential to throw a fighter’s game plan for a curveball. The release of excess adrenaline only takes place when the intensity of the fight is raised to a certain point. Whenever there is a marginal increase in the level of risk, to put it another way.
If you are training because you want to be able to defend yourself or a loved one against physical assault, then you should focus on developing your hand-to-hand combat skills. You’ll need to ramp up the difficulty of some of your workouts. You’ll be able to learn how to keep your emotions and energy under control even when your adrenaline is pumping if you do this.
Forget martial arts In nine out of ten cases Regardless of the type of martial art or the number of years spent training, I would put my money on the individual who has better control of their breathing and who is better able to keep their emotions in check. Because of this, it is essential to comprehend and experience the effects that adrenaline has on your body.