Depending on how I am feeling and what I want to do in a particular class, I will usually balance drilling techniques with progressive resistance with wide open sparring.

Sometimes though, the drills will evolve into their own little battles as students work hard to escape or counter a position during the Isolation phase. This is where I think we make the most measurable progress, compared to just shaking hands and fighting. My students have gotten a lot more technical because I force them to work on their weak points as opposed to always playing their favorite game.

Keep in mind, that drilling should not remain static but should include progressive resistance.

How do you all balance sparring and drilling?

Edited by Fletch1 (07/09/05 06:49 PM)