Article: You donít need to win in sparring by Damien Trainor
by world class Muay Thai champion Damien Trainor
You donít need to win in sparring
Sparring is essential when you are training in any fighting art, be it for competition or general self defence.
This is the time when you will get to practice your skills against someone who has the same idea and intent as you, the key word being PRACTICE.
Often Iíve heard people say how theyíve knocked so and so out in sparring or how no one can touch them in their gym etc etc. This is not a good way to train in my opinion, therefore we do not condone this type of training at K-Star.
Full article @ http://www.damientrainor.com/2012/yo...in-in-sparring
For the long time forum members this might be ideas you've seen before put forth also by people who have been training martial arts for a long time.
This article also goes into how you can maximize your sparring to work on certain areas; clinch only, against the ropes, a one-limb handicap. Check it out and share!