Shaolin-do sparring report (no video...ever)
So me, taebomaster, muchlove and tbm's ex arrive at north SD. We sign waivers.
Turns out i'm the only one sparring. There are perhaps seven black belts there, all at least second degree (I am an 140 pound, 9 month bjj white belt).
I won't bore you with details. Straight to the sparring (Rules: no biting).
The first one was me vs a second degree. We exchange blows on the feet, me getting off more leg kicks and he more punches. He catches one of my kicks, whirls me around. I go to guard, sweep him over and struggle for a foot or leg submission. I can't get enough leverage, so I go to guard again. He tries for GnP, I catch the arm for an armbar.
Second match: Me vs a second degree (fresh). This was signifigantly harder and ended inconclusively, with much wrangling over the rules.
Although I didn't feel them at the time, now my shoulder is hurting from the axe kicks, and i'm unable to hold my right arm up.
He consistently out punched me and snapped down my takedowns (I suspect he either prepared extensively beforehand or wrestled) for about ten minutes, though I got in a few leg kicks. I pull guard/start buttscooting when one of the other black belts suddenly runs up to me to stop the fight. Turns out my nose and lip were bloody.
Although I and my opponent express a willingness to keep going, the other black belt says it's unsanitary and dangerous for both of us.
Fair enough. It's their school, and they have no way of knowing if I have any diseases, and although neither my nose or lip were broken, there would have inevitably been blood mingling if we kept going.
If it were a vale tudo match, we would have kept going, though the other guy would have been ahead on points.
I invited them to our open mat and, although they unfortuenately declined, I hope to see them there sometime.
Video forthcoming. EDIT: Video never forthcoming.