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6 Traits You Don't Want in a Sparring Partner

In every martial art, sparring is a major component for a martial artist to develop skills and practical knowledge of concepts. By definition, sparring is a type of “free-form” fighting, sparring as a component has enough rules, customs or unofficial agreements to minimize injuries and maximize learning. While drills, exercises and form practice may be performed without a partner, sparring essentially requires a partner for a martial artist to reap the maximum benefit.