Posted On:12/20/2013 12:20pm
Originally Posted by Diesel_tke
Sounds like you have it all figured out. Good luck with that.
Sarcasm is never ever lost on arabz.
Fear is the only darkness.
Posted On:12/20/2013 12:33pm
Obviously when i spar with a kid i am not going to punch him hard no matter what..the problem is other kids.
I think this sentence sums up the problem.
Posted On:12/20/2013 1:35pm
In Muay Thai, I was thrown into fairly hard sparring pretty early, and I loved it. As far as I am concerned, the harder I get my ass kicked, the more I learn (to a point), and having to pressure test when I learn at an early stage just makes me learn that much faster. That being said, not everyone is like me. I would probably ask the kids how hard they want to go, and then divide them up based on that.
Posted On:12/20/2013 10:10pm
Style: WHKD/Judo/BJJ/Boxing noob
How does one define light vs hard?
Is light, just tapping? More like point fighting? (gosh I hope not)
Is hard, a knock down, drag out bout or just enough to ring your bell?
I don't know. Do you guys?
Posted On:12/21/2013 3:04am
for me "hard sparring" or to be exact "too hard sparring" is when at least one of the guys goes into survival mode, he stops trying new things, stops thinking of executing what was drilled before and all the thinks about is to finish the round uninjured.When too much fear from your opponent is in the picture it is hard to concentrate at actually improving.
Also a ton of time is wasted circling out side the range fearing to get inside and box.
For some getting their nose smashed is nothing and they keep calm enough for others a hardy punch to the belly is enough or even just a hard punch in the gloves.
Posted On:3/10/2014 10:08am
Style: American Karate
I personally start my karate students very slow. We incorporate boxing and the first technique I always teach new students in the jab and cross followed shortly, after some basic kicks by cross and uppercut.
Anyway, I have found that having new students start slow and I mean very slow allows them concentrate on proper technique, stance and footwork. I just think I've seen to many students thrown into the lions den and in an effort to keep up the pace of everyone else they never never develop sound technique.
My opinion, for whatever it's worth, is to teach new students a very proper foundation on solid and correct technique. If that is allowed to happen speed and power will develop quite naturally from that foundation.
Posted On:3/10/2014 4:00pm
Style: mma /boxing/muai thai
Shorten the rounds then they still get bashed but not for as long.
Whitsunday Martial Arts Airlie Beach North Queensland.
Posted On:3/14/2014 8:01am
I'm in favor of light sparring for the purpose of getting better at reading/slipping punches and checking kicks, but someone told me once: "If you wanna be a fighter, you have to get in the ring and fight." That's true too.
Posted On:4/08/2014 7:03pm
Want to go light? instead of saying "ok lets spar" say something along the lines of "lets play"
Posted On:4/08/2014 8:11pm
Style: belt and jacket wrestling
"Let's move around"
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