Thread: MMA sparring- unfair to strikers
3/27/2006 10:48pm, #1
MMA sparring- unfair to strikers
For those of us who prefer slugging it out like men rather than rolling around like fags MMA sparring is kinda unfair. You don´t get to hit people like you would in a real fight. The world needs some type of soft gloves that can be used for striking and still kept on when you´ve gotten to the ground. Someone needs to invent that ****.
3/27/2006 10:51pm, #2
there are 8oz MMA sparring gloves that have the cushioning of a 16oz glove.Ranked #9 internationally at 118lbs by WIKBA http://www.womenkickboxing.com/wikba...rch%202009.htm
3/27/2006 10:59pm, #3Originally Posted by RogueSamurai
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3/28/2006 12:50am, #4Originally Posted by Kidspatula
3/28/2006 1:23am, #5
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there is some point to this. there have even been people on this board that said they sparred with medium striking, but the person going for the takedown is trying 100%
3/28/2006 1:26am, #6
3/28/2006 1:27am, #7
I actually agree with this. The solution is to get tougher training partners that wont whine when you hit them hard enough to have an effect. The gloves Ashly mentioned are from Primetime, google them.
3/28/2006 1:30am, #8
You can also get them at combatsports.com
Yeah, it kinda sucks, especially when sparring MMA with grapplers aho want you to go "light contact" striking and no face contact, but full on grappling =P.
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3/28/2006 1:32am, #9
3/28/2006 1:56am, #10Originally Posted by ojgsxr6
How the hell would you do a takedown with "less then full power" and does it involve a bosnian force field?