Challenge, but Don’t Abuse

MA-advantage

It’s good to challenge your partner when doing Martial Arts with one exception, and that is a beginning student. We challenge them so they have to try harder and this gets your partner better trained and keeps them more alert. Often times we see students in Taekwon-Do punch or kick at each other really soft, assuming their training partner can’t handle the heat. I always encourage my students to challenge their partner by being more aggressive, but using common sense and control. Simply put I say, “challenge your partner, but don’t abuse.”

If your training partner makes it to easy for you then you are training unrealistically. How can we handle a real situation if we don’t get challenged from time to time. But abusing our partner is pointless, it could injure them and may cause them to quit. This can be a tough balance. A lot of common sense must prevail here. Its important to put our ego and emotions aside and focus on getting our training partners better, who in turn, will get us better. If you are an abuser, people will not want to partner with you, which hinders your training.

Here are some questions to help you see if you are challenging or abusing:

When sparring we punch them directly in the face — Challenging/abusing?

When doing self-defense squeeze as hard as we can when they are first learning a technique — Challenge/Abuse?

Giving your partner a good competitive sparring match — Challenging/Abuse?

SHARE THIS POST

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on google
Share on pinterest
Share on tumblr

About our programs

Kids Martial Arts
in Centerton

Parents LOVE our Centerton Kids Martial Arts program because it teaches not only self defense, but also vital life skills like focus, discipline, respect, and more! Watch your child's confidence flourish and their grades improve with this awesome Child Greatness program.

- DISCOVER -

Teen Martial Arts
in Centerton

Combining confidence-raising fitness and life-changing self defense, our Centerton Teen Martial Arts program keeps your teen's wellness and happiness in mind. It's time to get your teenager active, making new friends and bettering themselves.

- DISCOVER -

Adult Martial Arts
in Centerton

Our Centerton Adult Martial Arts program combines next-level fitness with next-level FUN- no more boring workouts! It's time to switch up your routine and get the results you've been looking for in an awesome community of like-minded people.

- DISCOVER -

Birthday Parties
in Centerton

When we say we have the best birthday parties in Centerton, we mean it. Give your child the perfect party, while you enjoy a stress free day. Your child will thank you later, we guarantee it!

- DISCOVER -

Fill out the form below to

Get Your Spot Now!

HOME

ABOUT US

PROGRAMS

TEST COPY

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

 

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.


Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.