Victory Karate in Silver Spring, Maryland is one of the few martial arts schools that teaches sparring as part of the curriculum for kids and adults. Why do we emphasize sparring and what is the secret to our success?
First, concerns over sparring are very common. Our fears range from concerns about getting hit or hurting our opponent. As a parent, we might be anxious about the wellbeing of our child. We also don’t want our kids to learn to be aggressive. Victory Karate helps kids and adults work through these fears by engaging students in sparring drills in a SAFE, constructive format. We emphasize light contact with kicks and punches only going to the body. We also emphasize footwork, strategy, and simply getting a feeling for the sport.
Our sparring sessions are taught by national champions who have years of experience sparring and teaching sparring techniques. Our instructors make our sparring sessions a truly unique environment.
So why do we emphasize sparring, when so many other schools shy away from it. Simply put, we are teaching martial arts, primarily karate and Taekwondo. Kids and adults become stronger physically and less fearful from our classes. They also develop a bond with each other very quickly as they learn how to spar. Techniques such as keeping your guard up, staying sideways, defensive side kicks to keep your opponent away, bouncing, etc. help develop a martial artist. A student also learns to defend him/herself through sparring.
Finally, sparring is a lot of fun and a great cardio vascular workout. Come out to Victory Karate and try our classes to learn sparring in a safe environment.