Euphemisms for sparring

IcemanSK

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When I trained in Western Boxing & full-contact rules kickboxing, we almost never called sparring, sparring. We usually caled it "doing work" as in "do you want to do some work today?" In your school &/or Art, what (other than sparring) do you call it?
 

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"do you wanna roll a bit"
"wanna get some work in"
"you wanna bang a little"
3rd grade recess.


I heard GM Harper(Kajukenbo) call theirsparring "Kaju love." I thought that was pretty cool.
 

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We spice it up a bit and call it 'free sparring'. Do people get charged extra if it isn't free sparring?
 

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Rolling
Banging
Throwing down
Doing Work
Ring Time
Mat time
Slapping Leather
Face Punching Time (My first boxing coach)
Quality Time
Kumite
Going Live(as oppose to comliant partner drills, the instructor at this school was a big Pro-Wrestling fan and liked the lingo. The term stuck with me)
Trying Stuff
The Yellow Belt Beating (Ego busting when, as a low rank you get an inflated ego and a senior student helps you with a realistic evaluation of your skill set)
The Brown Belt Beating (Ego Affirming sparring when the material seems to gel really well for the first time and you administer a serious whoping to your aprtner. Unfortunately funny when it happens in concert with the Yellow Belt Beating)
Experimenting with the material.

and Pedro.

Pedro?

Pedro.




Mark

P.S. Bonus points for guessing that movie reference.
 

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Generally we call it sparring.
But sometimes all we need to say is "gear up" or "all your gear on".

Then if we do some one point sparring, I sometimes borrow "golden goal practice"

If it's more boxing or grappling we call it "a play"
As in "Let's have a bit of a play"
 

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getting a round, as in "can i get the next round with ya?"

i'm trying to introduce "facing the stark fist of removal" but so far it hasn't caught on.

jf
 

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At Joe Byrd's Boxing Academy, we often referred to it as "moving around". e.g. "Hey Joe, are we going to move around today?"
 

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