Why We Want Our Students Sparring More

In Self Defense, Uncategorized by Don Alley

One of the best ways to test your skills as a martial artist is sparring.

Not everyone likes it. I get it. Sometimes it can be scary, students are afraid they will get hurt.

But the reality is it’s a great way to improve, and often times it adds more meaning to your training.  Fighting makes all of those forms and techniques we learn in class come alive!

You become willing to do more sit-ups, you have a greater purpose in the conditioning aspect, because you know it will improve your game.

Jump in sparring classes, I know you will have fun!

Don Alley
Don Alley is the owner and chief instructor at Super Kicks Karate in Ashburn and Leesburg, and has been training in the martial arts for 28 years. He is currently a 6th degree black belt, and has dedicated the entirety of his adult life to teaching children and families martial arts. He is also the owner of Center Stage Preschool, a Montessori-based, performing arts preschool; and co-founder of Testudo Addiction Recovery, a non-profit organization serving families in the Northern Virginia area.