The SPAR Training Methodology
An important part of our threefold philosophy is to train realistic techniques in a realistic way. As we say "A fighting system that doesn't work in a fight is just a dance, and a fighter who doesn't fight, isn't - you must test your techniques in as realistic a way as possible without getting hurt." To that end, we have developed a unique way of training, a four part, iterative process we call SPAR.
Of course, the common definition of sparring is relatively "free form" fighting, with enough rules, customs, or agreements to make injuries unlikely. but that is only a part of SPAR. When we say you must SPAR, we mean all four steps, repeatedly, until you have internalized the techniques to the point of being able to apply them reflexively. SPAR, as we mean it, is an acronym for these four steps, as defined below. Cheekily, we also like to emphasize you can't be a SPARTAN without SPAR.