• Yellow Belt Step Sparring Requirements

    STEP SPARRING: (YELLOW BELTS) 

    From Yellow Belt onward each technique is separated into two parts, the first to score the attack, the second to do the counter-attack.

    Attacker moves right foot back to sparring stance and yells ready to attack. Defender remains in parallel ready stance and yells when ready to defend. If appropriate, Defender can move right foot back to left sparring stance to permit Attacker to score Part One of no. 2 and 5.

    If no chest protectors, partners can turn belt backward to provide target area for kicks.

    Yellow techniques are optional.  

    1. Attacker: Switch stance, yell, then left punch, immediately left roundhouse turning kick. The left uniform sleeve hides left knee coming up under the punching arm. (For Part One Defender allows Attacker's kick to score).

    Defender: Step right foot back to sparring stance and yell when ready. Left foot lateral step out to left to avoid Attacker's turning kick, immediately right side kick to chest, keeping hands toward target.

    2. Attacker: Slip left foot forward to walking stance with right middle punch, then quickly step right foot forward and left roundhouse turning kick to chest.

    Defender: Shift right foot far back to left sparring stance with left inner forearm side block to the punch; then right back kick to chest with left forearm inward block just as Attacker does the left turning kick.

    3. Attacker: Right front kick to belt, continuously moving forward with right punch to face, landing on right foot, guarding right flank with left hand. (The right punch is intended to maintain the Attacker's forward momentum during the attack; the front kick is intended to score for Part One).

    Defender:  Left forearm inward low block to outside of Attacker's front kick (maintain left arm straight downward) as move right foot back to left sparring stance, then slide left foot forward to diagonal stance behind Attacker's right side with right punch to flank (ducking under the punch) just as Attacker lands on right foot.

    4. Attacker: Right axe kick (slightly outside to inside) onto head.

    Defender: Left sword arm high block straight up above head as step right foot diagonally forward 45 ° to sitting stance with right punch to chest, immediately left punch to chest.

    5. Attacker: Switch feet (keeping position of the hands in left guarding block), immediately left roundhouse turning kick to belt.

    Defender: Step right foot back to sparring stance and yell when ready. Left side kick to belt as soon as feet switch is noticed, pivoting in on the right foot (to cut off the turning kick attack). For Part One Defender allows Attacker's kick to score.