What is Sparring?


Sometimes when parents watch a taekwondo class at Sidekicks Martial Arts Academy and see their child sparring for the first time, they may wonder what is going on?


Be assured, that sparring at Sidekicks is safe. The kids wear padded headgear, gloves and boots. As an added safety measure, they wear reinforced chest gear, groin protectors and masks. These are all required protective sparring gear at Sidekicks Martial Arts.  Hence, there is less chance of injuries occurring in class.


Furthermore, even the Sidekicks floor is padded, to mitigate injures. When Sidekicks students spar in class, it’s under trained supervision of Sidekicks  instructors and GMO.

Class Sparring with Mr. Estrada

Sidekicks Green Belt Class Sparring with Mr. Estrada

Kids training in martial arts practice sparring as one of the testing components to get to the next belt level. Green belts have to spend a lot of time practicing as it will help them advance to the next belt rank.


Sparring skills that Sidekicks Taekwondo students have to learn is structured and very specific.  Each Sidekicks belt rank has it’s own unique sparring moves.


Check out Sidekicks taekwondo classes in action here, in the Sidekicks You Tube videos.

See videos of Sidekicks Kids Sparring

How to put on taekwondo sparring gear

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