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    What are your tips when sparing ?

    I'm writing an article called 'The Top 100 Sparring Tip's Checklist' but I can't think of a 100 things haha xD so would anyone like to give me a tip so I can add it to the article you can leave your name, nickname facebook link or link to your site anything you like that I can give you credit with in the article, If i've not already written it il add it :D (you can leave it as anonymous if you don't want credit) doesn't have to be a complex tip even a simple tip like keep eye contact with your opponent is good and thanks for all of you that help :D

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    What's your background? A TKD guy and a boxer will have very different ideas about sparring. Your example "keep eye contact", for example, is not universally recommended. I don't strive for eye contact in sparring, I focus on what the shoulders and hips are doing.

    Who are you writing this article for? Will you be paid? If so, why should we work for free for you? Why have an arbitrary high number like 100? I think that's a recipe for repetition, paraphrasing and padding.

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    Never stop throwing jabs.

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    1. Remember to breathe.
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    3. Attempt to perfect the techniques that you already know.
    4. Try not to get hit/ submitted.
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    Just before sparring, quickly go through your 100 point checklist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pineapple Defic View Post
    I'm writing an article called 'The Top 100 Sparring Tip's Checklist' but I can't think of a 100 things haha xD so would anyone like to give me a tip so I can add it to the article you can leave your name, nickname facebook link or link to your site anything you like that I can give you credit with in the article, If i've not already written it il add it :D (you can leave it as anonymous if you don't want credit) doesn't have to be a complex tip even a simple tip like keep eye contact with your opponent is good and thanks for all of you that help :D
    100 tips for sparring?

    Hmmmm ... how about:
    1. actually practicing a Martial Art instead of pretending you do, this way you don't do stupid things like think there are 100 general/generic tips that apply to sparring or that sparring is so generic that a list that large would be in anyway useful.
    2. actually sparring under the ruleset you are studying.
    3. ask your coach for your sparring tips.
    4. spar the way your coach wants you to.

    ... and finally
    5.a. shut the **** up
    and
    5.b. shower before class.

    Please by all means, feel free to quote me on those.
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    Violence is pretty uncommon in clubs in this area, and the dude didn't seem particularly hostile up until the moment he slapped me.
    “I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it comes out.”
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    Slamming the man in the bottom position from time to time keeps everybody on their toes and discourages butt scooting stupidity.

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    1. Keep your hands cheek height.
    2. Keep your hands chin level.
    3. Keep your hands shoulder level.
    4. Keep your hands waist level.
    5. Keep your hands open.
    6. Keep your hands loose.
    7. Keep your hands tight.
    8. Always wear a cup.
    9. Wear a mouth guard.
    10. Wear 6oz gloves.
    11. Wear 10oz gloves.
    12. Wear 12oz gloves.
    13. Wear 14oz gloves.
    14. Wear 16oz gloves.
    15. Wear 18oz gloves.
    16. Wear 20oz gloves.
    17. Don't wear gloves.
    18. Don't wear a cup.
    19. Don't wear a mouth guard.
    20. Wear your gi.
    21. Wear shorts.
    22. Always throw your jab.
    23. Don't jab.
    ...
    Quote Originally Posted by ghost55 View Post
    Violence is pretty uncommon in clubs in this area, and the dude didn't seem particularly hostile up until the moment he slapped me.
    “I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it comes out.”
    BILL HICKS,
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    Quote Originally Posted by WFMurphyPhD View Post
    Slamming the man in the bottom position from time to time keeps everybody on their toes and discourages butt scooting stupidity.

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