Hours: Monday 4:00-9:30, Tuesday 4:00-8:30, Wednesday 4:00-8:30, Thursday 3:00-8:30, Friday 4:00-8:30, Saturday 9:30-3:00

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(703) 444-2488  |  jeffsmithkarate@gmail.com  |  46960 Cedar Lake Plaza #100 Sterling, VA 20164

SPARRING

Learn and practice skills and techniques through specialized drills and light contact sparring. Our classes promote conditioning, fitness, and strength while giving our students confidence and an opportunity to improve their self defense skills.

Self Defense

Our classes strengthen self defense skills and teach students the fundamentals of safety, along with self defense techniques meant to be used in dangerous situations.

Fitness

Sparring is a great form of exercise, as it is a form of cardio and strength training all in one. Sparring allows one to build stamina while learning and building skill in the martial arts.  

SPARRING TECHNIQUES

A successful sparring competitor considers all five skills when facing their opponent. With constant practice, one can build skill and eventually master these techniques of sparring.

Sparring allows one to demonstrate and build upon their skill in the martial arts.

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Sparring is not only a game of physical skill, but also a game of the mind. Strategy is a crucial element in the path to victory.

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Speed and Timing play a significant role in a sparring match, and are critical to the success of a technique.

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The goal of sparring is to practice the application of techniques learned in class, not to hurt the opponent. Control is vital to sparring in order to ensure safety for all.

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Distancing is also essential to sparring. Distance can make or break an attack.

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