Page 1 of 6 12345 ... Last
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    48
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!

    Is there any validity to light contact MMA competitions?

    I know that some kickboxing organizations hold light-contact competitions for amatuer fighters. Has anyone here ever been to, or compted in an MMA one? If so, was there any validity to it at all?

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    1,587
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Well, it depends on what you mean by validity. It isn't the same thing as a real full contact competition, but its sure better than no competition at all.

    I competed in sport Ju Jitsu. Even with fairly limited striking, the grappling is still good, and it teaches you some important things, like closing the distance with strikes and so on.

    I think some pankration tournaments do light or limited contact. You could try searching for that.

  3. #3
    goodlun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Ramona CA
    Posts
    7,323
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Sport Ju Jitsu may be exactly what he is looking for
    YouTube - Paul Creighton Sport Ju-Jitsu Highlights

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Burnaby B.C.
    Posts
    3,034
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Quote Originally Posted by goodlun View Post
    Sport Ju Jitsu may be exactly what he is looking for
    YouTube - Paul Creighton Sport Ju-Jitsu Highlights
    How is that light contact?

  5. #5
    goodlun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Ramona CA
    Posts
    7,323
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Quote Originally Posted by Lindz View Post
    How is that light contact?
    What do you want some weird hybrid of point fighting with a full spectrum of grappling that includes ground fighting??

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Burnaby B.C.
    Posts
    3,034
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I want you to answer my question.

  7. #7
    WhiteShark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Atlanta GA
    Posts
    9,167
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Quote Originally Posted by Lindz View Post
    How is that light contact?
    It isn't.

  8. #8
    goodlun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Ramona CA
    Posts
    7,323
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Quote Originally Posted by Lindz View Post
    How is that light contact?
    Well it isn't exactly but it is more grapple heavy meaning that people don't tend to stand and bang nor wind up for power shots so you take a couple of shots then get thrown. I though there where no head punches but looks like I saw a few of them in the video. Its just the closest thing to anything remotely light contact NHB I have seen.

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    217
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Here in Sydney there are pankration comps that are basically MMA but with no head strikes allowed. That's probably the closest thing you'll get to want you want.

    As to validity, wut? If you mean how useful is it, I'd imagine it's like one step above heavy sparring. Having never competed myself, I couldn't tell you.
    Last edited by greatheight; 11/21/2010 10:30pm at . Reason: Valudity

  10. #10
    It is Fake's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    34,445
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Quote Originally Posted by goodlun View Post
    Well it isn't exactly but it is more grapple heavy meaning that people don't tend to stand and bang nor wind up for power shots so you take a couple of shots then get thrown. I though there where no head punches but looks like I saw a few of them in the video. Its just the closest thing to anything remotely light contact NHB I have seen.
    That doesn't make it light contact because there is no wind up.
    Define what you mean because, that video is no where near light contact in any regard.

Page 1 of 6 12345 ... Last

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Log in

Log in
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO