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    1. Why does everyone hate Matt Furey (aside from the fact that he's bald)?

    2. How much protection do you feel is necessary for realistic sparring? Helmets, MMA gloves? What do you reccomend?



    Edited by - boyd on February 17 2003 18:24:47
    Captain's Log: Just a little update for all my TRUE and HONEST friends out there:

    1) I am STRAIGHT! I am STRAIGHT! Get it through your thick skulls, numbskulls!

    2) My name is not Ian Brandon Something.

    3) Kacey is coming with me now. I have stolen her from the other Christian Weston Chandler.

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    1. No comment on Matt Furey.

    2. More protection = Less reality.....Each individual must decide how much he or she is willing to risk while sparring. In reality, no one on the street is going to be wearing a sparring helmet...I find the more equipment one wears the more chances they will take while sparring, knowing they will be less likely to be injured.

    The same applies to wearing any type of padded glove. I would hesitate to punch someone in the head / facial area with a bare fist but give me a padded glove - no problem.

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    I've got a friend who lives kiddy-corner to me and may be interested in working out with me since wrestling season ended. Best-case scenario, we get lots of practice together. Even if I almost never actually get to train with him, I still want to be able to make the most of my sessions, and that would mean not having to puss out early because of a decisive blow to the nose within the first five minutes. So basically, pretty good protection.

    Captain's Log: Just a little update for all my TRUE and HONEST friends out there:

    1) I am STRAIGHT! I am STRAIGHT! Get it through your thick skulls, numbskulls!

    2) My name is not Ian Brandon Something.

    3) Kacey is coming with me now. I have stolen her from the other Christian Weston Chandler.

    REMINDER: I am still the one and only true creator of sonichu and rosechu electric hedgehog pokemon

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    1. Because his last name is cooler than mine.

    2. For "realistic" sparring? None. Best balance of safety and realism? Try some lightweight goggles, mma gloves, good mouth guards, and cups.

    **The most miraculous power that can verifiably be attributed to "chi" is its ability to be all things to virtually all people, depending on what version of the superstition they are attempting to defend at any given moment.**

    Edited by - The Wastrel on February 17 2003 18:55:16
    Normally, I'd say I was grappling, but I was taking down and mounting people, and JFS has kindly informed us that takedowns and being mounted are neither grappling nor anti grappling, so I'm not sure what the **** I was doing. Maybe schroedinger's sparring, where it's neither grappling nor anti-grappling until somoene observes it and collapses the waveform, and then I RNC a cat to death.----fatherdog

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    Hm. Some closed cell headgear(You will still feel the shock when striked well), mouth guards, cup(but still strike to the groin), and some cloth 1/2" hand pads.

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    When I asked the Matt Furey question, one of the responses I got was 'because he claims he talks to the ghost of Farmer Burns - and then charges people for his conversations'.

    And yes he does.

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    "2. More protection = Less reality.....Each individual must decide how much he or she is willing to risk while sparring."

    Exactly. I know you're still fairly young, Boyd, so unless you have dreams of going pro I would strongly suggest protecting your head and groin. Once you get out of school and don't need short-term memory you can take all the head shots you want. (What was I just saying?) Anything
    beyond that is up to you and your sparring partner.

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    1. Why does everyone hate Matt Furey (aside from the fact that he's bald)?
    Personally I like Matt Furey. I think people dislike him because he's particularly vocal about his beliefs in training and conditioning. Specifically, I think his Combat Conditioning book is a great guide -except for that neck-bridge thing he teaches.

    2. How much protection do you feel is necessary for realistic sparring? Helmets, MMA gloves? What do you reccomend?
    I think the barebones protection are a mouthguard and 8-10 ounce MMA "finger" gloves. The mouthguard is to protect you, the gloves are to protect your opponent. The only other thing I *might* add are shinpads if you kick in that way.

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    2. groin guard, mouth guard and fingerless bag / MMA gloves.
    "Training = pain." - I said that.

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    2. cup, mouth piece, shin and instep pads, any sort of sparring gloves from light MMA gloves to big 16 oz Boxing gloves, headgear if your going to go all out all the time but I would ditch the headgear if your only gonna bang once or twice a month.

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