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    Endurance level?

    I'm wondering about my endurance level. I can spar non-stop for about 30 minutes. This is half patty-cake fest and half chained combo attacks and takedowns and grappling.

    After about 25-30 minutes I end up having to use tatics that keep my opponent away so I can rest and regain enough energy to do a 3-4 hit combo.

    Is this a good amount of endurance or should I be doing more cardio?

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    go to a doctor and find out your vo2 max-- he'll tell you everything you ever wanted to know about your endurance

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    AND to be more helpful:
    that vo2 max thing = a stress test
    also, if you're fighting well and are able to hold the opponent off long enough to rest, then you're all right, but you can never have enough endurance

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirc
    I'm wondering about my endurance level. I can spar non-stop for about 30 minutes.
    Is that 30 minutes broken up into rounds ? if so, how much rest are you taking between rounds ?

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    Well all I really do is I'm in a sort of horse stance and my hands are on my knees. It gives the illusion that I don't have reach but in reality I have about a whole body length's reach away. I'm also in the perfect position to sweep as I'm already halfway squatting. It's a good way to keep the opponent occupied while I rest.

    No it's one solid 30 minute round with no breaks.

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    I don't know what your goals are or what you're training for, but if you're sparring for 30 mminutes, non-stop (real, all-out sparring), I'd say you're extremely well conditioned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirc
    Well all I really do is I'm in a sort of horse stance and my hands are on my knees. It gives the illusion that I don't have reach but in reality I have about a whole body length's reach away. I'm also in the perfect position to sweep as I'm already halfway squatting. It's a good way to keep the opponent occupied while I rest.

    No it's one solid 30 minute round with no breaks.
    I really, really want to see video of this non-stop 30 minutes of sparring conducted in horse stance. Really, really want to see it. Do you have even a picture ?

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    30 minutes without a break? You either have better endurance than a professional lightweight boxer or are sparring very light contact. VO2 max only matters if you spar like you mentioned (unless it's very very low). 30 minutes straight sounds very low intensity.

    Don't rest your hands on your knees unless you want to get kicked in the face. Leave that stance to Tank Abbott.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cullion
    I really, really want to see video of this non-stop 30 minutes of sparring conducted in horse stance. Really, really want to see it. Do you have even a picture ?
    And what's it like in your muay thai classes? Can you spar for 1/2 an hour with out brakes there?

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    Those who esteme qi have no strength. ~ Exposition of Insights into the Thirteen Postures Attrib: Wu Yuxiang founder of Wu style tai chi.

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    "This is half patty-cake fest and half chained combo attacks and takedowns and grappling."

    Hey... it sounds a bit like Chi Sau to me. If it's Chi Sau, well.. I can Chi Sau for half an hour at what, by Chi Sau standards, is a pretty intense pace. But I am a staggering fat sack of sweaty crap on the point of collapse after a single round of what I now consider to be 'real' sparring.

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