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  1. Odacon is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Macho
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    Is that the reason why you are considering the headgear with the face cage thing? Just curious. :icon_scra:

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    Yes. I brought up face punching in karate and got the "but I have work tommorrow" excuse, so I said "what if we get headgear that protects your face"? and people grudgingly agreed as long as I did all the shopping around for the right ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by odacon
    Yes. I brought up face punching in karate and got the "but I have work tommorrow" excuse, so I said "what if we get headgear that protects your face"? and people grudgingly agreed as long as I did all the shopping around for the right ones.
    Couple of thoughts here for you:

    1.) Wearing a head gear IMO builds seriously bad habits. We had to wear them in TKD at some levels of competition but we never wore them in training. Gets you in the habit of keeping your head out of the way. Seriously some of the most brutal KOs I've ever seen came right after someone who practiced with a head gear fought their first tournament without one. Keep in mind too that an MMA glove is a lot less forgiving than other types of gloves.

    2.) The best thing to protect your head is a good set of training partners. If you're getting beat up all the time and you can't trust these guys to not drop bombs then you need to seriously decide if you want to stay with that gym. I'm getting ready for a fight right now and as a consultant I can't afford to have a bruised up face. My training partners are aware of this. After training with the same guys for my last few MMA fights I can safely say you don't need to practice getting hit in the face as part of your training.

    Hope that helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by odacon
    I'm going to go for something like the air-max myself when I start Muay thai sparring, but you have no idea how hard it was convicing everyone to start using headshots in sparring at karate.
    Fair enough.

    A) http://fightgear.stores.yahoo.net/safetycage.html

    B) http://fightgear.stores.yahoo.net/facesaver.html

    I've used B and think it would be better for you opponents than a hard cage. If people are still too afraid of contact consider A. I keep recomending this brand because the performance for the price is excellent IMO. They are very safe comfortable and durable.
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    I've had a look around on fightgear and added a few to the list. I'm going to print them out and put it to a vote. I'll let you know how it pans out.
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    The problem I have with the face saver is that is kind of blocks your peripheral visison.
    Why not use those Daido Juko space helmets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteShark
    Fair enough.

    A) http://fightgear.stores.yahoo.net/safetycage.html

    B) http://fightgear.stores.yahoo.net/facesaver.html

    I've used B and think it would be better for you opponents than a hard cage. If people are still too afraid of contact consider A. I keep recomending this brand because the performance for the price is excellent IMO. They are very safe comfortable and durable.
    Thanx, Sharky, I was planning on buying 2 of Type A for reasons listing in a post that was deleted by the powers that be...you will have to guess why I want two...because I don't like repeating myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ojgsxr6
    The problem I have with the face saver is that is kind of blocks your peripheral visison.
    Unless you are training 2 on 1 situations...would that be a big concern?
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    I deleted your post because the picture was NSFW.
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    I didn't know that you had mod powers...I am glad you do though since I respect you...I bow to you better judgement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KhorneliusPraxx
    I didn't know that you had mod powers...I am glad you do though since I respect you...I bow to you better judgement.
    I only mod Strikeistan you can read all about it in the sticky at the top of this forum.

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