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Sparring with Newbies
Limit yourself to one technique.

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• Part 1: Introduction
• Part 2: Eyes Wide Shut
• Part 3: Play-by-Play
• Part 4: Go Topless
• Part 5: One Dimension
• Part 6: One Attack
• Part 7: Learn by Teaching

Just One Punch

Take one-dimensional sparring one step further by limiting yourself to just one technique. Maybe you can just jab or throw reverse punches, while your opponent gets to use anything. Or you can only throw roundhouse kicks--you'll gain a good feel for body positioning as you jockey for a good shot.

Again, you may or may not tell your opponent what you're doing beforehand (although when you start just throwing a single technique, they'll figure it out soon enough).


  • You use just your one best technique, while your opponent gets to use anything.


  • You use just your one worst technique. Not only do you get just one technique in your arsenal, but it's the one you don't do very well at all. You'll improve this one fast, if it's the only thing you've got.

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