High Kick pushing opponent to the edge ITF Taekwon-Do Sparring

Spacing is quite an important aspect of ITF sparring. Spacing or the lack of can effect warnings and momentum which are two major aspects at the top level. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Effective footwork can allow you to both close and expand space depending on your intentions. Therefore footwork is linked to distance, a vital component of ITF sparring.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Spacing also usually is a by product of your style or philosophy to fighting. Your physical attributes and mindset will have a major impact on how your fight and spacing is a major element of this. Spacing cannot be sufficiently maintained or altered without ample footwork. This includes foot positioning, steps, transitions, foot speed & balance.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Ring Craft is a skill which is sought after by all combat sport athletes. This ability allows you to have more control over the spacing within the ring/tatami. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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All top ITF athletes have an internal awareness of their spacing within the area. Ring management in this sense is closely related to distance and this skill coupled with footwork is the formula for effective ring management. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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The ability to know the exit options available to avoid, as well as having an ability to manipulate the spacing in your favour is a skill which takes years to harness, but have no doubt the returns are extremely valuable.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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