Everyone’s welcome to these sessions and they’re great for complete beginners. Come for as little or as long as you like. Half an hour, two hours, or stay the full four hours – it’s up to you.
It’s called “playtime” because that’s what it is. It’s like kicking a football around at lunchtime with your mates – you don’t need years of experience or loads of skills to have fun, you just need to show up and run about a bit.
With this in mind, full, continuous sparring (or playing) is the perfect place to learn the basic skills – as well as to perfect the advanced ones. It’s perfect for everyone.
And if you want to spar hard, with your partner fully defending and fully (though considerately) attacking, can you get your attacks to work? Can you even escape?
Of course you can, it just takes practice. And that’s what these sessions are for.