Sparring with our senior instructors is both challenging and insightful. It's a rare treat to watch them cut loose against each other.
Fighting mits and gumshields are the only protection here. Both fighters know when they've landed an attack. Sensei Chrissie and Sensei Stuart know their exemplary control keeps their attacks millimetres away from their targets.
This same control applies to their movement and decision-making when attacking and defending. They pick their targets, set their sights, strike and then move. All while making it difficult for the other person to read what they're about to do.