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  1. George-Jitsu is offline

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    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?
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    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.
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    How is that light contact?
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    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??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lindz View Post
    How is that light contact?
    It isn't.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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