8/15/2006 8:32pm, #71
I disagree about the sparring partner thing. a sparring partner should push you to your limits and you should be pushing back. ive been clocked hard before usually by shots i didnt see coming, although ive only been dropped once in training by a headshot (well and a broken nose but i didnt go down so it doesnt count :p) I find the idea of "i could have hit you but didnt" is a **** way of training because you have to leave it up to the guy you didnt hit to decide. i would rather not give people that option. if someone has holes in their game you need to fill those holes preferably with a fist (or your wang if you do BJJ)
i mean of course, people who come in swinging for the trees and looking for a KO in sparring are frowned upon. these kind of people dont tend to last because then for their hard work they get to spar with someone like Chapman which is a bit of an ego killer.
8/15/2006 8:36pm, #72
Alex do you think headgear messes with your head movement?
8/15/2006 8:40pm, #73
im probably not the best guy to ask about head movement- it seems every time itry to slip a punch i catch a foot in the mouth- but no, not really. we have guys who fight at k-1, pro boxing and olympic boxing level and it doesnt affect them. good quality headgear will not be that much of a hinderance, although with headgear on you may move slower.
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8/15/2006 8:50pm, #74
I feel like my headmovement is worse while I wear it, but I don't think it effects your headmovement without it.
8/15/2006 8:54pm, #75
what she said
also those legs are scary white. they MAY even be whiter than mine, if such a thing is possible
8/15/2006 8:56pm, #76
it's mostly the flash I think, my legs are whiter than hers
8/15/2006 9:00pm, #77
pics or it didnt happen. same applies to you guys being lesbians and no, i wont make do with with tongue wrestling. the people demand gratuitous nudity
8/16/2006 8:55am, #78Originally Posted by Alex
Don't get me wrong we still hit each other (it is a full contact sport) its just that we're careful to not fully crack each other.
10/30/2006 3:52am, #79
Help in buying headgear
could anybody give any good advice on quality caged headgear (preferably sold in Europe too)? I was offered one with a vinyl/plastic transparent facecage and have no experience with such headgear. I used to train with a metal cage. Is there any difference between the two? The metal cage seems to protect better from accidental strikes to the eyes though...
10/30/2006 5:22am, #80
I'll need to ask where we get ours for Yoseikan Budo it has a metal cage in front that protects well but as it's metal you can't really strike hard without gloves :-)
We use them for full contact empty hand and with 'foam' (that still hurt like hell) weapons so they do protect well.
I saw some nice ones with a full plastic cage that seem to be strong in the video of hard core Karate style but I don't know were you could get those.Martial Arts is like sex, if you over complicate it with exotic sounding names, theories and principles, you end up fucking yourself in the ass. -Ronin69