Important Sparring Tips for the new Kickboxer – Boca Raton Karate & Kickboxing Academy

Ready to unleash your inner Martial Artist?  Interested in learning valuable self-defense while getting a great workout?  Then Kickboxing is for you!  Try 2 FREE WEEKS with the Boca Raton Karate & Kickboxing Academy.  Call today for your complimentary intro class appointment.  561-926-1846    www.brkka.com

If you are a beginner, someone just thinking about Kickboxing or someone who has been Kickboxing for some time, there are some tips that hold true at all levels. Here are a few tips that even the most seasoned sparer should be reminded of on a frequent basis…

Tip 1:  KEEP THOSE HANDS UP!   In Kickboxing terms, we mean you should make your hands into tight fists and  hold them at the upper-chest/lower chin level – not straight up in the air as if you’re being robbed.  This is called “guard” and simply stated, it is a position to keep your face protected from incoming blows.  Your hands are right there to protect your face.

Tip 2:  KEEP YOUR CHIN DOWN:  If you tuck your chin into your chest and keep your hands in guard, you are much less likely to suffer from someone throwing a head shot.    Being hit in the chin/jaw is no fun and can lead to a fairly quick knock-out.

Tip 3:  BREATHE:  Now this sounds much easier than it is.  When we spar, especially at first, we get nervous and tend to hold our breath as we move and through combinations.  We also hold our breath in anticipation of being hit.  When this happens, we are tense and certainly not relaxed.  We expend a tremendous amount of energy and are not properly replacing oxygen to our brains and muscles.  It is exhausting and can lead to a quick end of a sparring match.  Try to relax…. breathe.  Stay calm, focused and use as little energy as possible until you really need it.  With very few exceptions, sparring is a safe activity and you will be wearing protective gear to assure all your vital body parts are well covered and padded.

More tips to come tomorrow…. come try a Kickboxing Class and learn more today!

Ready to unleash your inner Martial Artist?  Interested in learning valuable self-defense while getting a great workout?  Then Kickboxing is for you!  Try 2 FREE WEEKS with the Boca Raton Karate & Kickboxing Academy.  Call today for your complimentary intro class appointment.  561-926-1846    http://www.brkka.com

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