Sparring is one of the absolute most important activities to do in order to improve your ability to fight. If you are not sparring, then you are not truly learning martial arts ... and not even close to learning how to actually defend yourself.
There are many variations of sparring. Sparring is a live drill. There are certain rules and constraints on what we are allowed to do in order to improve a certain skill or skill-sets. This is how you actually develop the ability to fight with instinct.
We will offer many types of sparring opportunities at the TRITAC Camp.
BUT - sparring is 100% optional and MOST variations require approval first.
Respect and safety are paramount. If sparring is anything but respectful, you will not be able to continue or may be asked to leave.
Sparring may consist of:
· Technical Sparring
: Restricted rule-set sparring used to develop a skill. Lighter contact.
· Rolling: grappling sparring either starting standing working for takedowns, or ground only.
· Combat Jiu-Jitsu: same as rolling but with ground & pound or slaps.
· Shoot Boxing: kickboxing with takedowns with established control, 5-10 seconds to escape off ground
· Dirty MMA Grappling: MMA once you start grappling. Focus on knees, dirty boxing, and takedowns.
· MMA Sparring: Full-on MMA, amateur rules.
· Bad Guy Sparring: Partner goes 60%, but attacks wild and crazy. Intention is to finish. Vital for learning reality based combat.
· Multiple Opponent Bad Guy: face 2 or more opponents in different situations. Focus is on defense and escape.
· Bad Guy(s) With Weapons: same, yet a training knife or impact weapon is involved.
· Other Variations: Depending on the drill, class, etc there maybe other variations.
If you are not sparring, additional drills & flows will be conducted.
If you do choose to spar, you will most likely ONLY be sparring against instructors and other experienced martial artists from the HQ. They are trusted and understand control; but can defend themselves easily without harming partners. Before each sparring session you will be given a set of rules, along with your level of force. Your partners will be chosen for you determined by your level.
Please contact Matt Bryers if you have any questions about sparring at the training camps.