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Synonyms for sparring

an argument in which the participants are trying to gain some advantage

making the motions of attack and defense with the fists and arms


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Niamh Tresidder (10), another firsttimer, took silver in girls sparring, only losing out to teammate Annie Rice-Gray (10), who put up a great fight across two rounds to achieve gold.
John Richardson claimed gold for patterns and sparring.
Dayomey won the 10yrs blue-red junior points sparring and continuous sparring titles while Andrew was successful in the adult point sparring and continuous sparring sections.
Devin Doyle, of Lancaster, first place, girls 13-15 Intermediate Kata, second place, girls 13-15 Intermediate Sparring, third place, 13-17 Under Black Belt Weapons Kata;
The three boys then joined forces for the tag team sparring event winning silver.
Macho Products was established in 1980 by 8th Degree Tae Kwon Do Grandmaster, Soo Se Cho, to design and manufacture top quality protective martial arts sparring gear.
Three of the team's novices proved themselves to be outstanding all-round performers after achieving gold medals in both patterns and sparring events: Max Erickson, Lois Jennings and Mike McCaw.
Red belts: Anton Lloyd-Jones, aged 11 of Penywaun, gold in Forms, gold in weapons, silver in sparring and silver in breaking (four medals) Green belts: Kieron Dillon, aged 11 of Penywaun, gold in breaking, silver in sparring.
Continuing that success were Mason Cane (second place trophy in continuous sparring and third place trophy in point-stop), James Copley (third place trophy in patterns), Isaac Nash (second place trophy in point-stop sparring) and Xander Nash (medal for point-stop sparring).
At the 2008 European Championships held in Cork, Ireland, West Derby instructor and England squad member Jay McGinn, achieved third in the Mens Black Belt Light-Heavyweight Sparring.
Paul's proudest moment was watching his nine-year-old daughter Charlotte winning gold in the Qingda Sparring in what was only her second competition and her first outside the club.
Six year old Matthew Austin kicked his way to gold in peewee sparring; while his mum Michelle Austin, competing for the first time, earned a bronze in ladies heavyweight sparring.
All taking part in the sparring and Patterns were Under 10 and there were winning performances from: Luke Hamilton (purple belt, sparring) Ramandeep Mann (yellow belt, sparring) and Cameron Sandhu (orange belt, sparring).
Double gold went to Brett Healey, who won the under-65kg title at stop- star sparring and continuous sparring, silvers went to Aaron Marsh (under- 75 stop-start sparring) and Paul Burkinshaw (comntinuous sparring).