Posted On:3/07/2006 3:55pm
Style: TKD, BJJ
This thread is one of the more entertaining examples of trolling I've seen here. Much better than those stupid Hapkido threads from about 2 weeks ago.
Posted On:3/07/2006 4:02pm
[QUOTE by Lu Tze]
"[Boxing] Gloves are designed to protect the hands not the head you numbnuts."
If boxing gloves were only designed to protect the hands they wouldn't need to be so padded, they'de be more like MMA gloves.
In my opinion, boxing gloves are as padded as they are to protect the person GETTING HIT, not just the person doing the hitting.
But with MMA gloves, it IS more to protect the hands.
However, regarding boxing gloves I simply dissagree.
But then again, maybe you too have just been hit in the head too many times to think this through clearly?
And as regards your "Lion vs. Worm" comment,
I just don't think that risking BRAIN DAMAGE is a necessary part of living life to the fullest! Perhaps IT IS a necessary part of Professional Sport Fighting, but I am not a professional sport fighter, and neither are you!!!
(I could be wrong... but we both know I'm not!!!)
Last edited by Psychedelic; 3/07/2006 4:12pm at .
BJJ might make you a better ground fighter, but Judo will make you a better dancer.
Posted On:3/07/2006 4:26pm
In your opinion? Are you kidding me...
Just buy a headguard and stop being a fucking *****. The risk of brain damage is minute for amateur fighters compared to proffesionals, and you're not even doing that, you're fucking sparring!
It's not like you have much of a brain to damage in the first place.
Injury Waiting To Happen
Posted On:3/07/2006 4:40pm
Style: Snatch Wrestling
8oz, even 10oz boxing gloves protect hands, for competition
12oz and greater protect heads, for sparring
Gnarly King of Half-Guard
Posted On:3/08/2006 8:24am
Originally Posted by Psychedelic
The following is an excerpt from an article I found on the National Parkinson Foundation website. I will give the link to the rest of the articel, should anyone be interested in reading more of it, at the end of the excerpt. ANYONE WHO READS THIS ARTICLE AND STILL RIDICULES ME FOR SEAKING PROTECTIVE GEAR IS AN IDIOT!!!! And I ask you, how many times have you been hit in the head in the last month? Well, that explains your attitude!!! Read on...
And your evidence that protective gear prevents or mitigates brain injury?
Not over zealous, but just zealous enough. 病気の粗悪品
Posted On:3/08/2006 9:55am
Style: Okinawan Karate
That site is not selling right now. Too far behind, and trying to get caught up.
If you still want bogu gear I know where to get it, but it is not cheap.
People often tell me that I fail to see the gravity of the situation.
I see the gravity, and I say...
Step right up folks and watch me defy gravity!
Posted On:3/08/2006 10:05am
I should read a whole thread before I post a responce. lol
Posted On:3/08/2006 10:37am
Style: Jujutsu, freestyle Karate
If you're going to worry obsessively about injuries and brain damage, fighting most likely isn't for you. We're all well aware of the risks that go withh MMA. Many of us, myself included, have sustained, and lived with, numerous injuries that result from training, even without getting in the ring. I've never been seriously injured from getting hit, but I have been injured lifting, running and even WORKING.
Breaks and bruises go with the territory. If you're worried about taking headshots,
work on your defense, or spar with midgets. Otherwise, STFU.
Posted On:3/08/2006 10:57am
I will post on this once. I will not get in a flame war or even defend myself on this. I will answer legitimate questions as best I can.
I have used this type of gear to spar with on and off for 15 years. If you use it the way it is intended, you should be sparring full power. Now by that I do not mean full contact, I mean full power. This gear will not prevent injury or pain, it will simply keep you out of the hospital. You can get knocked out with this gear on.
We have had many people that hear of this type of sparring and want to come and check it out. They are usually "sport fighter" types. We warn them that the sparring is full power and they say "Oh I've done full contact for years."
Full contact and full power are not the same thing. These people will spar with us and then as they are leaving (usually with an eye almost swollen shut) we will ask if they liked it and will come back.
They usually say that it is "bull ****! There is no reason to hit that hard!"
This gear is the only way you can work full power techniques, and not injure your training partner so badly that he can't train anymore.
Normal drill working will get you bloody noses, and fat lips, we live with that.
We don't like to practice pulling our punches like point fighters do. You can only score a point if the hit is hard enough that it would have dropped the person.
Posted On:3/08/2006 11:00am
Parks. Syndrome can indeed result from (a lifetime) of boxing. If you fight.
Sparring is far more pedestrian.
I think you should take up golf.
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