Dust Off The Gloves, Sparring Is Back

It seems a long time ago that the gloves were put away and online training and restrictions were put in their place. But now it is time to dust off the gloves and get back on the mat.

Sparring is an important training tool as it enables us to learn and improve our understanding of distance, timing, footwork, balance, control and many other elements of Jado Kuin Do. It is also great for our fitness!

To join in with sparring you will need to be at least a White Belt or above and have WJO approved safety equipment. There are 2 options. Hands only sparring where a gumshield, headguard and gloves*1 are required, or full sparring where Shin, foot and groin protectors are also needed. For gradings the junior syllabus is graded with Hands only sparring whereas the Adults will be full sparring kit*2. All the equipment is available via the online shop except for the gumshield. Self moulding gumshields are available from sports shops or your you may want to ask your dentist.

More information on sparring kit can be found on this article on the main Jado website – Sparring Kit

*1 sports mitts for the juniors and boxing gloves for the Adults

*2 Adults may practice Hands only sparring in class, however, when grading a full sparring kit will be required. Hands only sparring is a great way to start your sparring journey


Back to Class December 2020

We are back again training face to face. Bicester and Banbury are in Tier 2 at this time which means we can all train indoors, socially distanced. As before please follow the guidance to help everyone remain as safe as possible.

  • Sanitise before and after the class
  • Use the alternate entrances wherever possible to avoid interactions with other users of the venues
  • Wear a mask when moving around the venue
  • There will be no contact between students
  • Keep your belongings away from other students belongings
  • Maintain social distancing when waiting to be let into the training hall
  • Only enter the hall when instructed to do so
  • Avoid as many touch points as possible
  • Wash your hands regularly
  • Do not attend class if you have any of the Covid-19 symptoms

Black Belt Final Preparation

Your black belt grading is not too far away. As well as your final physical preparation, it is a good idea to refresh your memory on all the knowledge that you have received during your years of training. For example, your licence contains information you should have already memorised. The student code for example or Dojo etiquette. Could you name these?

Good luck with your preparation and grading.