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    "Street sparring"

    Nice day outside today.
    I walk over to the dojo, it's closed. There is a note. "Walk, this way, "street name" and go to the enterance of the park. I drag my ass over there.
    My "innovative" instructor decided to "street sparring" train us. That means that he placed a thick mat, about 20 by 20 feet on the ground. The ground is slanted.
    We spend an hour and half sparring on that stuff.
    My calves and my butt are getting sore.

    After being pissed off for a while, I realized that it can be usefull.
    If he warned us in advance, it could have been a good work out.

    Peace. :adios:

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    Would have been better if he had left the mats out of it. I frequently hold class in a nearby park.

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    I spar out in parks now and then. It really makes a difference sparring on the hard ground rather than a soft mat. Makes it much more difficult to be light on your feet and such if you're not used to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullwhip
    If he warned us in advance, it could have been a good work out.

    Peace. :adios:
    How would warning you in advance have made it a better workout ? I think he's pushing your limits better by taking you by surprise.
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    But what was he trying to accomplish? Being that you were on mats, I'm not sure there would be any significant difference, except for the fact that you were on an incline, or sloped ground.

    Honestly though, I'm not sure how bright it is to spar for 1.5 hours on an incline.

    Did he mention what benefit you were supposed to gain from this?

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    learning to fight on the deadly streets of course!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kidspatula
    I spar out in parks now and then. It really makes a difference sparring on the hard ground rather than a soft mat. Makes it much more difficult to be light on your feet and such if you're not used to it.
    Looking good in the avatar, Kid.

    The park is good ... sometimes have everyone meet in the parking lot of a nearby Middle School. Park their cars like in a Mall lot and work on things in between the parked cars.

    Once in a while take everyone into the park woods on one of the nature trails and work out there.

    From time to time put some chairs in the work-out area and toss a few golf balls on the floor. Just something that demands being factored in while under pressure.

    I'm a big fan of sensory over-load in order to facilitate higher functioning in processing ability.

    Lots of ways to do it and each way adds a little something to the mix by way of requiring adaption in some measure.

    Over time I have found that "routine" = complacency ... and complacency kills. Break it up now and then to keep it fresh and interesting if not fun.

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    Well, I guess if you carry a mat around with you all the time, that might be a valid reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lawdog
    Well, I guess if you carry a mat around with you all the time, that might be a valid reason.

    you're telling me you don't?
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    What am I?:

    I am ignorant, thieving, lying, hypocrital, violent and thoroughly self obssessed. I steal from others to make myself look better, only to make the item or information worse.

    I go on and on and ON about how brave and strong and brilliant and wealthy I am, but in the end I'm all mouth and no trousers.

    That's right children, I'm your average AMERICUNT! and I exemplify AMERICA!:911flag:

    :occasion1

    JohnnyCache's "retort" proving how much he knows about medicine and geography and First World countries:
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    Yes, through persistent lack of work and the cultivation of ignorance, he is a true American.

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