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Sparring Multiple Attackers – Videos

Sparring with multiple opponents is a drill you begin to practice further down your path as a martial artist. Ideally, you should first be comfortable with your skill to defend yourself one-on-one before moving to two-on-one and three-on-one. When you’re ready though, these drills provide a huge adrenaline rush. Remember though, this type of fighting is a drill. In a fight-or-flight scenario, fighting multiple opponents is almost always a no-win situation. The longer you engage multiple attackers, the larger the likelihood of getting injured. Your goal is to survive long enough to flee. When the opening is available to escape, take it.

Some of the items we work on when we practice this type of sparring:

  • Keep moving. Try not to get backed into a corner or trapped between attackers.
  • Grab an opponent and push them between you and an attacker. Use an opponent as a shield. In three-on-one, don’t hold on to your shield too long as you can get trapped easier.
  • Cario. How long can you go and keep pushing the cardio line back.
  • Dig deep. How well can you defend yourself when you have nothing left in the tank.

The following videos were shot at Disciple Martial Arts in Edmond, OK using a GoPro camera for a first person point of view. The two-on-one matches were about 60 seconds, and the three-on-one were 30 seconds.

3 on 1 Sparring – Sam vs Tony, Claire, and Ricky

3 on 1 Sparring – Tony vs Sam, Claire, and Jackie

2 on 1 Sparring – Sam vs Claire and Ricky

2 on 1 Sparring – Ricky vs Claire and Sam

2 on 1 Sparring – Claire vs Tony and Ricky

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Sam Bowley
McKinney, TX

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  • I agree! Usually a real fight will entail an initial opponent and his friends. Though sometimes they leave it one on one, mostly you won’t be so lucky. Teaching this in classes is good for all students.

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