FMAT: Sparring

Clark Kent

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Sep 11, 2006
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By The Phalanx - 11-13-2008 06:49 AM
Originally Posted at: FMATalk


How important is sparring?

How often should one spar?

How early is one ready to spar?

I personally believe that sparring should be done right off the bat with a fresh student... To see what they are capable of... Not to go all out on them but to test what they already know... Then work your the student on what he/she lacks and work what they can do the next time...

I don't believe in the "you're ready to spar when I say so" mentallity... You can train for months and not spar... Would that get you ready for anything? I don't think it would... All the training in the world won't get you prepared for an actual opponent if you haven't sparred... The pressure of the moment would just traumatize someone...


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