Thread: Striking "alive"
2/01/2006 1:15am, #11Originally Posted by j416to
2/01/2006 1:16am, #12Originally Posted by j416to
Really, people who are into martial arts need to stop being such major fucking wusses. Sparring isn't even all that "hard core".
2/01/2006 1:21am, #13Originally Posted by Kidspatula
2/01/2006 1:23am, #14Originally Posted by KempoFist
EDIT: and yes, I do realize the horrible state of the martial hobbiest. Even in my muay thai class we have people who've been coming for a good part of a year and refuse to spar. I personally think sparring should be a requirement of the class, but whatever, I'm not trying to run a business.
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2/01/2006 2:02am, #15Originally Posted by Kidspatula
2/01/2006 2:08am, #16Originally Posted by KempoFist
Beyond that, there's massive amounts of strategy to be learned."No. Listen to me because I know what I'm talking about here." -- Hannibal
2/01/2006 2:17am, #17Originally Posted by Garbanzo Bean
...alright I worded that wrong. I didn't mean that there was nothing else to learn. I just figured that learning all of those techniques was done mostly in sparring or on bags when they first learn them. I figured that after at least the first week you had to start fighting like it or not.
2/01/2006 2:24am, #18
You can't substitute anything in place of good sparring in my opinion. The gym I'm at often puts new guys in immediately, although in the beginning classes the contact level isn't too high. I would think it's impossible to develop the proper timing and footwork without actually exercising those attributes.
2/01/2006 3:03am, #19
I agree with what most people are syaing: It is usually best for noobs to spar first with quite experienced partners. Let them build up confidence in that they wont get seriously hurt and increase the level of contact/speed etc as their confidence and abilities grow. The only thing that will make someone get to terms with a dislike to get hit in the face is to get hit in the face with a gradual build up of contact. (I remeber when I was a noob my instructor sometimes just put his glove in my face and kept it there chasing me around the room as I ineptly tried to move away)
2/01/2006 3:12am, #20
And I think you should stay away from face guards, they will only drag out the process. (Sometimes its fun with full headgear if you want to elbow, headbutt, knee etc to the head with full power and high speed. Peripheral vision usually gets fucked though so standing fighting becomes a little strange.)