Guide for Promotion through Brown Belt
The handbook contains material to guide you to first grade brown belt. When you finish it, you will be ready to start your training for black belt. Remember that this material is a guide and that regular classroom instruction and practice become more important the further you progress.
A guide for promotion (from green belt through brown belt)
Excerpt: Free Sparring
Many students find free sparring to be the most intimidating area in the martial arts. Others find it to be the most enjoyable by far. The result is that free sparring, more often than any other area, is neglected or over emphasized. To keep the proper perspective on fighting, and to continue to progress in the area, it is necessary to understand its pupose.
Free sparring can be broken down into three types: 1) class fighting, 2) tournament fighting, and 3) street fighting. Although they overlap, each is practiced for a different reason.
Class fighting is used to develop general karate skills. No official score is kept...
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