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View Poll Results: How many hours per week do you spend sparring/grappling at med-high resistance?

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  • None: I'm interested, but have no one to train in this manner with

    10 9.80%
  • None: I've got better things/ways to train (which I will now describe for the edification of all here)

    2 1.96%
  • 1-2

    34 33.33%
  • 3-4

    33 32.35%
  • 5-6

    14 13.73%
  • Over 6

    8 7.84%
  • You mean there's another way to train?

    4 3.92%
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  1. PizDoff is offline

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    Posted On:
    5/04/2004 8:31am

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Does watching Jean Claude Van Damme movies count?
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    Posted On:
    5/04/2004 8:41am

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Does furiously sparring your Pants monkey with slippery fist style count?
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    Posted On:
    5/04/2004 9:49am

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    Originally posted by WhiteShark
    Does furiously sparring your Pants monkey with slippery fist style count?
    Not unless someone (i.e. your mom) is using full resistance to prevent you from doing so in a non-choreographed fashion.
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    Posted On:
    5/04/2004 8:02pm

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    RepulsiveMNKY: Thx for making me realize how much I miss all that sh*t. I've been taining, but not fighting. Teaching, and working out with students doesn't really help, except to flesh-out stuff in my head. I can only get some 'real' taining in once a week, so just for 1-3 hours. I voted 1-2 b/c that one day I do have, there's an odd number of guys, so we switch off a lot.

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    Posted On:
    5/04/2004 8:27pm

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    with all due respect guys...you have WAY too much time on your hands and you're not using it properly.

    6+ hours...10 hours?!?! a week of ACTIVE SPARRING? Let me guess, you hit the heavy bag for 3 hours a day too? assuming you're using any intensity, along with drills, etc. I would say I couldn't possibly fit more than 4 and still maintain any type of real life (y'know, like posting here...:p)
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  6. Bang! is offline
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    Posted On:
    5/04/2004 10:16pm

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Actually, El Tigre Carmesí makes a good point. What proportion of your overall training (especially for you guys that clock in 10 hours a week of hard sparring) do your FHW take up?
  7. Omar is offline

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    Posted On:
    5/05/2004 8:01am

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I was sondering if anyone was going to notice that. Take Colin's example for example:

    Originally posted by KungFuColin
    I train Judo 3 times a week, Aikido 4 times a week, and spar with friends on the weekends.
    Time spent sparring all up? At least 5 or 6 hours..
    So if 1 class = 1 hour that's 7 hours of class time with up to 6 hours of sparring? Or even if it's 2 hour classes that means HALF of every class is just sparring!?!

    Sparrings great but even pro boxers don't spend 80 fucking percent of their time free sparring.

    A lot of machismo around here. . .
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    Posted On:
    5/05/2004 8:11am

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I voted for 3-4hrs but if there was a 2-3 I would have picked that. That's based on 4 approximately 2 hour classes a week about half is spent sparring or rolling.

    Omar, you are forgeting that rolling is much less damaging than a boxers sparring so you could do it a lot more without getting hurt.
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    Posted On:
    11/26/2004 5:27am


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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    not as often as id like ...
    totoro-san ... world sushi munching champion ...

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    Posted On:
    11/26/2004 5:28am


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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Voted 1-2 hours. It's about 90 minutes a week, out of 8.5 hours of training a week.

    All of it is Kali sparring, too (Rattan, helmet, gloves, done. Our instructor "wants to avoid giving the impression that sparring is soft". I love him for it, but hell it hurts.).
    Taijutsu sparring is rare enough that calculating a per-week average would just be silly.
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