Spacing is vital for ITF Sparring. It dictates so much such as shot selection, momentum, warnings etc.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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It’s actually 1 of 3 key controls we see as vital to controlling a sparring contest along with; distance & tempo.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Regardless of the ring size, the awareness of Spacing is vital. Knowing the space available to you in reserve behind you is so important.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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It can limit your options of decisions you can make & shot selection especially.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Of course, leaving the ring each time is as good as 1/3 of a point against you, and vitally on ALL 4 judges scores cards.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Some of the most successful champions we’ve had on as guests on #FightChatFriday are often quite keen on controlling the centre of the ring where the advantages are usually more in their favour.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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If you have your opponent on the edge and they haven’t a good awareness of Spacing, being proactive and building some momentum can be massive in controlling the contest.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Knowing the space your opponent has behind them as well as knowing the space you have behind you, is an extremely important aspect of swinging the contest in your favour. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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