As for the back fists she is talking about the slappy slap back fist as was described in the follow-up post. Not the spinning backfist that actually knocks people out.
Thanks for this guide. Very helpful!
The guide is meant for anyone that spars, but that particular segment is for sparring with people you are unfamiliar with. The exception to this would be if you are sparring with people from other gyms as part of your fight preparation.
I guess I'll have to make it more clear that I DO NOT mean to NEVER spar with gimmicks. Feel free to do these techniques against people you train with regularly OR with people you are sparring with as part of fight prep, just not with new people who you plan on making your new training buddies.
EDIT: Guide updated to clarify the rules on gimmicks.
Nice work, Kid. Your advice is particularly helpful in the context of traveling to other MMA / MT / KB gyms and training with new teams.
Tangentially related question- what's the generally accepted level of intensity for a smoker? We're heading over to another gym in the area in a few weeks and I was wondering if it's more "like sparring, but a little harder" or "like a fight, but a little less".
Thank you for pointing me at this! Consider it devoured. :}
wow, lots of awesome stuff. i got through about half of it today, i'll have to read the rest tomorrow.
thanks for all the hard work, this stuff is great!