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Is there anything in particular that can be gained from these type of drills that can't be gained from fighting against a single opponent? Yes. There are two ways I could take your question, so I will address them both: Drill A If you're talking about a drill where one person stands in the middle of the circle, and attackers come one at a time, the ...


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Sequential Partnered Drills As you mention, drills where you're not actually facing multiple opponents simultaneously, but rather sequentially. The value in this is both endurance training and the issues of having to adjust to different, fresh opponents. Of course, this is not the same as dealing with multiple opponents simultaneously, and so, the value ...


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Is there anything in particular that can be gained from these type of drills that can't be gained from fighting against a single opponent? The drills are just stepping stones to many-on-one free-sparring, so the important thing is what skills are needed against many opponents that won't necessarily be cultivated efficiently in one-on-one sparring. ...


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An unexpected benefit of many-on-one fighting exercises is that it teaches you to remain alert to your surroundings and teaches you to recognise where the openings in your defense are. You may never realise that your back is a giant juicy target if you only ever spar against one other opponent. But when facing more than one opponent, you learn to guard ...



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