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3 Step

Tae Kwon Do 3 Step Sparring (Sambo Matsoki)

Three Step sparring is designed for the beginner to learn the basic techniques.

Three Step sparring teaches the student many things including proper distance, correct facing, forearm conditioning, correct blocking, correct stances, Counter Attacking and timings.

  • Attacker and defender start facing each other in chumbi position (parallel ready stance), at a distance of just less than a walking stance apart.
  • Distance taking – To be executed using right foot forward passing half way past defenders left foot.
  • The attacker starts by stepping their right leg back into in a left walking stance, executing a low section outer forearm block.
  • All attacks are three mid section punches in walking stance initiated by the defender.
  • Counter attacks should finish within 50mm of their target. The final move in all sequences is the counter attack with no return to a guard position.
  • After the counter attack, the attacker brings their right foot back and returns to chumbi position before changing attack and defence.
  • After the counter attack, the defender returns to chumbi position without any extraneous steps or movements.

1. Defence: Right leg back walking stance, mid section inner forearm block to the inside of the punch, three times.
Counter Attack: Reverse Punch on the spot.

2. Defence: Left leg back, ‘L’ Stance, mid section inner forearm block to the outside of the punch, three times.
Counter Attack: Moving left foot out to the left and bring the right foot in to the left. Slide forward with right foot and execute a knife hand strike to the side of neck line.

3. Defence: Left leg back, ‘L’ Stance, mid section outer forearm block (hammer block) to the inside of the punch, three times.
Counter Attack: Draw right foot back to left foot and then slide forward executing back fist strike to the bridge of the nose whilst maintaining the ‘L’ Stance.

4. Defence: Left leg back, ‘L’ Stance, mid section inner forearm block to the outside of the punch, three times.
Counter Attack: Move right foot to the outside of opponent’s right then pivot round into a sitting stance whilst executing a left measuring punch to the kidneys. Execute a double punch to the kidneys whilst maintaining a sitting stance.

5. Defence: Right leg back ‘L’ Stance, mid section outer forearm block to the inside of the punch, twice.
Counter Attack: Moving the right foot in to the left foot and then slide the right foot out into a sitting stance parallel to the attacker. At the same time execute a left outer forearm block and a right high section punch, chambered from the right hand side of the waist (left hand on top) and executed simultaneously.

6. Defence: Right leg back ‘L’ Stance, mid section knife hand block to the inside of the punch, twice.
Counter Attack: Moving the right foot in to the left foot and then slide the right foot out into a sitting stance parallel to the attacker. At the same time execute a left knife hand block and a right knife hand strike to the neck, chambered above the shoulder and executed simultaneously.

7. Defence: Right leg back ‘L’ Stance, mid section outer forearm to the inside of the punch, three times
Counter Attack: Slide back on a 45 degree angle into right ‘L’ Stance with a forearm guarding block. Execute back leg (Right) front kick to mid section followed simultaneously with double punch to the mid section and maintaining a walking stance.

8. Defence: Right leg back ‘L’ Stance, mid section knife hand block to the inside of the punch, three times.
Counter Attack: Slide back into right ‘L’ Stance with a forearm guarding block. Execute back leg (Right) side kick to mid section followed simultaneously with a back fist strike to the bridge of the nose whilst maintaining a ‘L’ stance.

9. Defence: Right leg back ‘L’ Stance, mid section palm pushing block to the outside of the punch, three times.
Counter Attack: After the third block rapidly slide round 45degrees to the left into a right ‘L’ Stance and form a forearm guarding block. Execute a back leg turning kick (Right leg) to the mid section. Land the right foot, drawing the left foot up into vertical stance on balls of feet. Execute a knife hand strike whilst dropping the body using Kinetic energy to increase the delivery of the attack.