11/23/2010 11:46pm, #51
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I see where I contradicted myself yes. I was just implicating that instead of full contact disappearing, that it would be good if light contact became more commonplace as an outlet for fighters that wanted reduce the risk of concussions and serious injury.
11/24/2010 12:02am, #52
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and there is. these were noted throughout the thread by various members:
the conversation then progressed to the definition of 'light' contact. which appears to be quite murky waters depending on sources or even members experience or general opinion.
my point being your question was answered. yes light contact mma does exist and yes it is valid. it exists in many forms and isnt limited to fightingin a cage with 18oz gloves and head gear.
it all really lies on what you class or preference is towards 'light' contact.
11/24/2010 10:48am, #53
As for your comment regarding differnet sparring partners, that's why you can train at different schools. Hell, we have throwdowns for this very reason.
If you want light contact, spar. If you want full contact, compete. Don't train to turn competition into sparring. That's borring.
Edit: Also, my post was addressing your claim that competition needed to be light so people could "learn restraint".
You learn the restraint from sparring, not from competing. With competition, you learn how to perform under pressure. There is no dichtomoy here, where you can ONLY spar or ONLY compete."Emevas,
You're a scrapper, I like that."-Ronin69
11/24/2010 3:52pm, #54
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3/15/2011 7:49pm, #55
It's going to be blatantly obvious to the referee whether or not the fighters are in full control of their strikes. (hitting as hard as you can is by neccessity a haymaker, or more accurately a strike that is out of control. (aimed, not guided)
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3/15/2011 8:14pm, #56
I did a semi contact interclub once. And it was just constantly being pulled up for getting competetive. You would have to almost develop a different strategy than you would fighting.
On the other side limiting moves head shots on the ground or stand up throws etc. wearing extra padding.(Shinguards boxing gloves or even the shoot boxing hybrids) and having really tight ref control is a better way of managing two fighters who really want to win the thing.
And short rounds.
Restraint is made by not breaking the rules and stopping when you are told to by the ref.