- Feb 23, 2014
- Reaction score
1. In sparring, the goal is generally to score, not to inflict bodily damage.
2. Thus, the power and depth of penetration will not be as great.
3. Sparring has restricted targets and techniques. Real fight, anything goes, no safety net.
4. Sparring can use more "high risk" techniques as the danger factor is less. Street fighting is no place for fancy techniques or tricky tactics.
5. A match may last 3 minutes or more. A real fight will likely be over in 1, so maximum damage in the minimum amount of time is the strategy. End it ASAP before the X factor bites you in the rear.
6. You enter a sparring match fully prepared, expecting, to fight. And while you should have good situational awareness when walking at night, even occasionally visualizing possible scenarios as you do so, when it actually happens it's still a surprise requiring an immediate ramp-up.
It depends how you learn.
You can learn by rote or learn by technique. And then everything has to match the situation you have trained. The problem you have is then you have to learn thousands of techniques. You have to experience thousands of different situations to cover all the bases.
Then things like a 3 minute fight and a 1 minute fight are thes separate things that you have to train specifically. Or you have to be fully expecting a fight to be able to function.
Or you can train by concept. And then you need to train a lot less things because they fit together all a bit more easily.
Again say all I trained was a really good clinch and hitting people hard.
In a one minute fight clinch hit them hard.
In a high risk fight clinch hit them hard.
You are ambushed clinch hit them hard.
And so on.
One basic concept covers all these bases. And from there you have this platform to build on. So you have a bit more time and space to adjust to any surprises that might come your way.
Really all you are doing is working out what the guy wants and you are basically denying him that.