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    I know it's against the rules to punch to the head in a knockdown tournament, but do you punch to the head when you spar?

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    My instructor broke with tradition and got gear to go full contact-so maybe it's not Kyokushin any more?

    >>>Always walk on a bright, wide road. If you choose to live with your right posture, you don't have to go on a dark road or a malodorous place. Oyama
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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    In my dojo, an IKO1 (or Matsui) Kyokushin school, we don't hit or elbow the head or neck during sparring. We do practice head stikes (punches, chops, elbows) but, at least in my experience, never against resisting opponents and very rarely against another student at all. I can't speak for overseas branches or "splinter" groups -- I think head strikes are more common in those schools. (For example, Daido-juku has a lot more tournament-legal techniques.)

    Why do you ask?

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    There's a chance I might move next year, and there's a Kyokushin dojo in the town where I might go. I've been thinking I might like to try Kyokushin and I was curious to know how the sparring goes.

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    In my classes we practiced striking the head and allowed light contact for kyu rank students in sparring only dan ranks got to beat the **** out of each other.

    Most rules state no closed fist to the face not avoiding the head all together.

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    "I love you Asia" - I Give BJJs Posted - December 25 2002 : 10:40:09
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    RIP SOLDIER

    Didn't anyone ever tell him a fat man could never be a ninja
    -Gene, GODHAND

    You can't practice Judo just to win a Judo Match! You practice so that no matter what happens, you can win using Judo!
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    I can picture two grown men kiai'ing and slapping eachother in the head. Hell I'd watch that.

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    When and where did you train Asia?

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I first started in 1984 at Camp Zama Japan. Mainly because the Shotokan teacher was leaving and a Kyokushin club had started. I bounced to several clubs since then.

    Most recently:
    NW Institue of MA which taught Shaolin Kung Fu and Kyokushin Karate

    CHAMPIONS Karate & Gymnastics
    both these schools are in Lawton, OK.

    I visited a club in Antwerp, Nederlands

    And Now I am training under a former Romanian Competitor who works as a security guard on the base here.

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    Xiao Ao Jiang Hu Zhi Dong Fang Bu Bai (Laughing Proud Warrior Invinsible Asia) Emporer of Baji!!! THE FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE AGAINST THE UNITED AUSSIE FRONT!!


    "I love you Asia" - I Give BJJs Posted - December 25 2002 : 10:40:09
    ______
    Xiao Ao Jiang Hu Zhi Dong Fang Bu Bai (Laughing Proud Warrior Invincible Asia) Dark Emperor of Baji!!!

    RIP SOLDIER

    Didn't anyone ever tell him a fat man could never be a ninja
    -Gene, GODHAND

    You can't practice Judo just to win a Judo Match! You practice so that no matter what happens, you can win using Judo!
    The key to fighting two men at once is to be much tougher than both of them.
    -Daniel Tosh

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    Kiai! *smack*

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Don't make me bust out the nunchaku and make room for a STOLD3

    ATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATA

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    Xiao Ao Jiang Hu Zhi Dong Fang Bu Bai (Laughing Proud Warrior Invinsible Asia) Emporer of Baji!!! THE FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE AGAINST THE UNITED AUSSIE FRONT!!


    "I love you Asia" - I Give BJJs Posted - December 25 2002 : 10:40:09
    ______
    Xiao Ao Jiang Hu Zhi Dong Fang Bu Bai (Laughing Proud Warrior Invincible Asia) Dark Emperor of Baji!!!

    RIP SOLDIER

    Didn't anyone ever tell him a fat man could never be a ninja
    -Gene, GODHAND

    You can't practice Judo just to win a Judo Match! You practice so that no matter what happens, you can win using Judo!
    The key to fighting two men at once is to be much tougher than both of them.
    -Daniel Tosh

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