Bagwork and sparring teaches a student how to use all parts of the body from hands, forearms, elbows, feet, shins and knees. It also focuses on: attack and defense; angles of attacks and defending; changing planes or levels; head movement; footwork;body movement and efficiency; conditioning of hands, arms, feet and legs; increasing tempo or speed; accuracy; stamina; strength and power; reaction and timing; deflection and counterattacking; trapping and takedowns; short and long attacks; bridging distance and above all reinforcement of techniques.
Choy Lee Fut Pennant Hills teaches sparring and bagwork. A student will learn the basic en guard position as well as attacking and defending techniques. Techniques are similar to boxing, kickboxing, muay thai and chinese kickboxing or Sanda. Techniques are also derived from the forms which are practiced on kick shields and with focus mitts. Practicing with kick shields allows the student to focus on conditioning, technique, and power. Focus mitts are used for speed, power and accuracy. Shadow boxing helps the student reinforce their techniques. Once the techniques become common, they can be applied to two man application drills and two man sparring. This involves free sparring and sparring with full padding ie chest guard, groin guard, shin guard, mouth guard, head gear and gloves.
Choy Lee Fut basics focus on “Bakgwa or 8 diagram angles”. This means angles of attacks can be from top to bottom, bottom to top, 45 degrees (left, right, up and down) and horizontal. These attacks can be executed with hands, forearms, elbow, feet, shins, and knees.