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- Jun 21, 2003
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25-35 years ago, we mostly didn't wear anything for protection in kyokushin classes, and contact was pretty hard-especially when compared to everyone else. I think the headgear is something of an insurance requirement for this kind of sparring in some places, now, though.....
Yes, thats what my inst. said, regarding the protective gear. And yes, the contact is certainly an eye opener.
Interestingly, in 38 years I've seen a variety of minor injuries over the years-broken toes, fingers, noses and the like-I never saw a broken leg or arm, or a death from a full-power kick to the thigh.
Exactly! Same here.
Guess they were doing it wrong.....:lfao: