We are a SparringClub.com affiliated local sparring club dedicated to providing trained martial artists with opportunities to test and refine your skills through respectful, productive sparring.
This is a group for martial artists of sound mind and good character who would like to occasionally meet up and spar with others from various styles to test and refine their skills in an energetic, supportive, sportsmanlike environment. This group is for men and women 18 and older of all fighting styles with at least 1 year of formal martial arts training under a qualified instructor.
This is NOT a class, training course, fitness group, or seminar. We do not meet to "cross-train" or swap techniques. This is NOT a "fight club". Brawling and showing lack of reasonable control/restraint will not be tolerated. Maintaining the right group culture is essential.
You must officially register before you can participate in sparring. Register by joining www.SparringClub.com.
Sessions will be respectful ("friendly") but also combative, meaning you should expect your partner to actively engage you. We use light or medium contact (holding back power, showing restraint when partner takes hard blow, certain kinds of strikes prohibited). Mandatory protective gear and rules (http://www.meetup.com/MartialArtsExchangeMD/pages/Session_Rules_and_Regulations/) are set and collectively enforced. You must be willing to sign a waiver accepting full liability for injury and sole responsibility for your own protection and safety.