SPARRING.

"I WOULD SHY AWAY FROM ANY TYPE OF VIOLENCE OUTSIDE THE GYM. I NEVER GOT INTO FIGHTS AT SCHOOL OR ANY STREET ALTERCATIONS. WITH ANY COMBAT SPORT, YOU'RE TAUGHT TO ONLY USE IT IN SELF-DEFENCE. I WOULD OFTEN BE A MODERATOR IF THERE WAS A FIGHT IN THE PLAYGROUND, I COULD DEFUSE THE SITUATION. I WAS TAUGHT DISCIPLINE, CONFIDENCE & LEADERSHIP SKILLS."


BRITISH TAEKWONDO FIGHTER, LUTALO MUHAMMAD, RIO 2016 SILVER MEDALIST



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Sparring is all about control. 

We want our students to control their power & their behaviour.

To start, students spar using only their hands against the trunk of their opponent (below the head & above the groin), using light, quick touches. This helps increase their confidence that they're not going to get hurt or hurt their opponent.

Next, we introduce light kicks to the trunk until enough control is developed.

Once they have gained the required experience & if they wish, students can enter light continuous Sparring Tournaments. 


SPARRING IN REGULAR CLASSES.

In our more advanced Little Samurai, most of our Young Samurai & all of our Samurai Kickboxer regular weekly classes, we do some Sparring to introduce students to the basic principles.

Students are required to purchase Sparring equipment appropriate for their belt level.
Scroll down to see what Sparring equipment is required.

All Sparring equipment is available from our website shop

Please encourage your children to bring their Sparring kit each week to class.


SPARRING SPECIFIC CLASSES.

We run Sparring specific classes every week for our higher grade belts & Samurai Elite students.

Sparring sessions also happen most days at our Holiday Camps for those that are at the right belt level.

Attendance to our weekly specific Sparring sessions is essential in order to gain Sparring League Points required to grade.
Scroll down for more info on Sparring League Points.

Protective sparring equipment is essential for attending Sparring sessions.
Scroll down to see what Sparring equipment your child needs.

To attend Sparring sessions, students must be at the required belt level:

Little Samurai (age 4 - Year 2) - Brown & White & Black Tags

Young Samurai (Years 3 - 6) - Green, Purple, Blue, Brown, Brown & White, Brown & Black & Black Stripes

Samurai Kickboxers - Sparring is in their regular weekly Kickboxing class


BUCKS & BERKS

Every other Saturday 11.15am - 12.15pm
Holy Trinity Primary School, Cookham
13th January
27th January
10th February
24th February
9th March
23rd March

Every other Monday 5.30 - 6.30pm
Carrington Junior School, Flackwell Heath
8th January
22nd January
5th February
19th February
4th March
18th March

JERSEY 

THURSDAY - St Mary's School (JE3 3DA)
4pm - 5pm
11th January & 22nd February

FRIDAY - St Martin's School (JE3 6HW)
4pm - 5pm
19th January & 1st March

SATURDAY - St Michael's School (JE2 7UG)
9am - 10am
27th January & 9th March 

MONDAY - D'Auvergne School (JE2 3GH) 
5.30pm - 6.30pm
29th January & 11th March

TUESDAY - D'Auvergne School (JE2 3GH)
5.30pm - 6.30pm
6th February & 19th March


DORSET

Sparring classes coming soon!


Sparring classes are £10 per session (free for Samurai Elite students) & must be booked in advance:

 


SPARRING LEAGUE POINTS.

Sparring League Points are obtained by attending our Sparring specific classes & are required in order for higher grade students to take their Grading (next belt).

Students that attend our Sparring classes will be awarded the following points for sparring against other Samurai students and will form a league:

1 point - loss
2 points - draw
3 points - win

The winner of the league will be presented with a Sparring Belt at the end of the year.

2023 SPARRING WINNER


SPARRING LEAGUE POINTS REQUIRED TO GRADE. 

Little Samurai (age 4 - Year 2)

Brown & Black Tags  - 5 points
Black Tags - 10 points

Young Samurai (Years 3 - 6)

Green Stripes - 5 points
Purple Stripes - 10 points
Blue Stripes - 15 points
Brown Stripes - 20 points
Brown & White Stripes - 25 points
Brown & Black / Black Stripes - 30 points

Samurai Kickboxers (Years 7+)

Sparring is an integral part of the Samurai Kickboxer syllabus & therefore all sparring is done in the weekly class. 

 
SPARRING KIT.

LITTLE SAMURAI.

White / Red / Yellow / Orange Tags
Sparring equipment not required

Green / Purple / Blue Tags
Boxing gloves

Brown Tags 
Gum shield, boxing gloves, foot guards, shin guards & groin guard

Brown & White / Brown & Black / Black Tags
Full sparring equipment - gum shield, boxing gloves, head guard, groin guard, shin guards & foot guards



YOUNG SAMURAI.

White / Red Stripes
Sparring equipment not required
 
Yellow Stripes
Boxing gloves

Orange Stripes
Gum shield, boxing gloves, 
foot guards, shin guards & groin guard

Green / Purple / Blue / Brown / Brown & White / Brown & Black / Black Stripes
Full sparring equipment - gum shield, boxing gloves, head guard, groin guard, shin guards & foot guards


SAMURAI KICKBOXERS.

White Colour
Sparring equipment not required

Red Colour
Gum shield & boxing gloves

Yellow Colour & above
Full sparring equipment
Gum shield, boxing gloves, head guard, groin guard, shin guards & foot guards


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