sparring

  1. lansao

    Healthy Tension & Limits of Relaxation

    In sampling a few arts, I've heard a variety of thoughts on relaxation and would love to get thoughts on this from an MMA perspective. How relaxed is too relaxed? How much tension is too much tension? What complementary muscle groups do you activate/deactivate in different scenarios?
  2. gpseymour

    Preventing and Dealing with Concussions

    I had asked @Tez3 to start this thread, but she hasn't replied - likely due to time zone differences or having a life or something, so I'm starting it. I'd like to hear how those who use sparring - especially heavy sparring - in class protect students and themselves from concussions. @Dirty...
  3. E

    Looking for a training partner :)

    Hello, I recently moved to Las Vegas, NV and am looking for a training/sparring partner. I'm not looking for someone who is not out for blood nor someone who needs something to prove. Rather, I'm looking for someone who is interested in some contact sparring from which I can learn or teach...
  4. E

    Hello, I'm new on this site and looking for a training partner :)

    Hello, I recently moved to Las Vegas, NV and am looking for a training/sparring partner. I'm not looking for someone who is not out for blood nor someone who needs something to prove. Rather, I'm looking for someone who is interested in some contact sparring from which I can learn or teach...
  5. E

    Looking for a Training Partner

    Hello all, I recently moved to Las Vegas, NV and am looking for a training/sparring partner. I'm not looking for someone who is not out for blood nor someone who needs something to prove. Rather, I'm looking for someone who is interested in some contact sparring from which I can learn or...
  6. NinjaChristian

    Good to practice or bad to practice?

    An instructor that's been visiting classes gave me some advice on my poomse, Won-hyo, and I am not sure if I want to follow it or not. Normally when I do the sidekicks in won-hyo, I do my best to snap them back as quickly as possible, because that is what I would do in a fight to prevent my leg...
  7. NinjaChristian

    Sparring: not technique against technique, but mind against mind

    So I'm sparring with a friend of mine who is a 1st degree black belt. Kick for kick and punch for punch I can do pretty much everything he can do, but he still beats me in sparring. Now I can employ most of my kicks into sparring pretty well, using the right one at the right time, but against...
  8. NinjaChristian

    timing and the usefullness of jumping kicks

    So recently I have been testing out the jumping round kick off the back leg during sparring, and here is what I have learned so far: advantages: 1.the height during the kick changes the angle of attack, forcing the opponent to change their guard to defend against the new angle of attack 2. the...
  9. MAfreak

    finding oneself in stranger's sparring-videos :D

    two times i saw videos on youtube or facebook where i found myself in, what is funny when you see yourself in trouble 'cause being fully exhausted or with bigger and heavier guys. :D but no excuses, i cut the scenes and put them on my own small channel, so i'd like to post them here. :) the...
  10. MAfreak

    sparring with everyone :)

    hello everyone! my name is tobias and i'm a martial arts enthusiast from germany. i started with karate and took lessons in (or watched to) many other styles to find out what are they doing differently and why (judo, jiu jitsu, kobudo, (kick)boxing, krav maga etc.). however to introduce myself i...
  11. Azulx

    Contact in Sparring

    Different school's have different levels of contact rules during sparring. (ex: no contact, light, moderate, and full) Why is this? Are all contact levels effective? Our school only allows up to moderate level strikes. We had a black belt from Germany come to our program and his school had only...
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