Some Wednesday Night Sparring

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  1. JR 137

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    You and a pro fighter are a bit of an exception though, Tony. And I’m assuming you were on a mat.

    If I were running a dojo, I’d mandate headgear when there’s any contact free-sparring on a hard floor. Heads and hard floors don’t mix very well. Hands, feet, chest, etc. is another debate as far as I’m concerned. If you can’t feel a strike enough to know you really want to avoid it, you’re wearing too much gear. I liked bare knuckle back in my 20s and wouldn’t mind it every now and then in my early 40s.

    I’ve seen a few classmates hit their head on the floor, while it wasn’t too bad, it could’ve been far worse. Concussions aren’t exactly bruises, busted ribs, etc.
     
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  2. Tony Dismukes

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    We were in an MMA cage, but it had a bit of padding. Hard wood floors are trickier. You have to know how to fall and still be extra careful.
     
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    While head meeting floor due to a fall during sparring is a valid reason for headgear, if it's the only reason it shouldn't be restricted to sparring.

    Deliberate takedowns aren't really done in our free sparring, so that part of the risk is somewhat mitigated for a start, for me, but...

    I've dumped myself on the floor during padwork drills more than I've been dumped during sparring.

    Maybe it's just me and I should just wear my headgear all the time, even while shopping o_O
     
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  4. JR 137

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    Wear a bubble-wrap suit.
     
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    I'd only end up sitting around for hours popping the bubbles...
     
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  6. JR 137

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    They’d be a ton of people lined up to take shots at you.
     
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    A normal sparring night :blackeye:
     
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    Watched your video and found it interesting. I also found your Youtube channel with the other videos. Very interesting mix of styles. I can see you have progressed over time.

    The only thing I can offer is to caution the yellow belt on paying more attention to footwork.

    Overall, pretty positive sparring session as long as lessons are learned.
     
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  9. Azulx

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    Thank you for taking the time to watch my videos, and leaving a comment.
     

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