That's good to know. I'm really interested to see how they condition and spar. I'm gonna try and check it out tomorrow or sat.
What he said. When you're un-padded, especially on your knuckles, you become pretty aware of the fact that you want to hit soft targets direct and hard to stop a guy as quickly as possible. Conditioning is painful. I can honestly say that Kyokushin classes hurt more on a nerve level than any kickboxing or BJJ class I've attended. I mean, getting hit in the head with gloves will make a person dizzy, and may knock you out, but it doesn't really "hurt" in the same sense as taking knuckles, bare shins and knees to the body and legs (and occasionally a kick to the head), which is entirely what traditional Kyokushin is all about.
Originally Posted by Bugeisha
I think that Lindz meant: How can you defend/train against bareknuckle headshots?
Originally Posted by powerof0ne
All the tournements/styles that you listed go "gloved" when headshots are integrated in the sparring, except Kudo but they have the "spacehelmets".
Originally Posted by Jiujitsu77
Originally Posted by Humanzee
Originally Posted by jk55299 on Keysi Fighting Method
The real deadly:
typical kyokushin body hardening
Kyokushin body hardening that, at places, go a bit too far.