Thread: Is sparring necessary?
2/24/2006 11:28pm, #11
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2/24/2006 11:31pm, #12Originally Posted by KageKaze
2/24/2006 11:34pm, #13Originally Posted by Canuckyokushin
2/24/2006 11:34pm, #14
2/24/2006 11:35pm, #15
i read in a book that the dude who invented shotokan karate never sparred and only did forms and stuff and went on to kick everyone's ass in the karate tournament.
sound like bullshit to me. as far as the whole not being able to learn how to swim.
the fight is like swimming, just a swim race.
2/24/2006 11:43pm, #16
When a new student comes into a dojo/dojang/kwan/gym or whatever.They have to leave at the end of their first experience with at least a scratch or bruise.I'm not talking about broken shins or busted rib.But they must be made to be aware of what martial arts are about.
My first class my Sensei made us do conditionin our knuckles on books.Since I had never done this sort of crazy ass **** before.All of my right knuckles were cut open and a little blood was dripping out.My sensei just tapped it up.
My first sparring was a week later.
2/24/2006 11:59pm, #17
i want to make love to your manly body canuck
seriously though, to the original poster- what gym is this? by "as good as any other in the country" what do you actually mean? there are a few aspects of muay thai that you simply cannot learn without sparring. i can show someone what they should be doing in a clinch but they arent going to get good at it without DOING it. this guy you are talking about might have been super talented (I heard the same thing regarding cro cop before he went into the k-1)
but either way it sounds like a one off and quite frankly if i was going to take examples of how to train it would be from camps like Kaewsamrit, Puramuk, and Fairtex. these areexamples of the guys who are the best of the best and they all spar.
2/25/2006 12:01am, #18
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Ok given that there are a few individuals that have exceptional skills. These are the types of people who never study but always get "A" grades. Never Sparred but kick ass in the ring.
These are Exceptions to the general rule. For the majority of us, we do need to study we do need sparring to improve our fighting. In any case i'd rather be safe and practise than try my luck hoping i'm that 1% that has great skill.
2/25/2006 1:14am, #19
Originally Posted by KageKaze
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2/25/2006 2:19am, #20
Questions for Ronin.74:
how intense / tricky was the pad work?
If the feeder put some amazing pressure,
on the striker, I imagine that's better than some gyms' sparring.
Also, maybe his opponents all blew.