What is Sparring?
The various types of sparring.
What is sparring?
Sparring is like a friendly version of competition boxing. You can set up agreements to decrease the risk of injury. You can also customize the rules to get the results you want, like how many rounds, how many minutes between rounds, what type of sparring, and who you're sparring with.
are Sparring rounds - Why some sparring rounds different from competition rounds?
If you're just starting out with sparring, the first session is all about getting used to the intensity. We'll start with a one-minute round of light touch sparring, which can be exhausting even for folks who've done some boxing in a fitness class. As you become more comfortable and your skills improve, we can gradually increase the round duration and break lengths. For professional boxers training for a fight, we'll look to simulate the real-life competition round with a sparring partner similar to their opponent.
What is Technical Sparring?
Technical sparring is a great way to hone your boxing skills and take them to the next level. It's like taking boxing drills to a more competitive level. Your coach will be there to give you tips and guidance, as well as to help you apply what you've learned in the ring. The rounds may be shorter than usual, and we're flexible when it comes to changing the drills to better suit your learning style. Everyone is different and we're here to make sure you get the most out of your training.
What is Light Sparring?
Light and technical sparring are similar, but there are some key differences. During light sparring, coaches can provide helpful tips from outside the ring without interrupting the action. Additionally, you may get the opportunity to spar with partners from other clubs which can help you to gain a more realistic experience.
What is Conditioning Sparring
Condition sparring is a great way to test your conditioning as a boxer, and can involve more rounds than you would have in a competition. We'll make sure to substitute fresh sparring partners at regular intervals, so you can get the most out of each training session. Don't worry if you feel a bit nervous before your first fight - it's totally normal to lose a few pounds of condition due to nerves. That is why we do more condition rounds than competition rounds.
What is Hard Sparring
Hard sparring is a great way to get a feel for a competitive fight. You can practice and experiment with different techniques and strategies while still getting some real-world experience. Protective equipment can be used to minimize the risk of any injuries that may occur before you fight. That is why you see professional boxers use headgear during sparring.