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  1. sidran is offline

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     Style: Kung fu, Jiu-jitsu

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnnaTrocity
    Training to stop after hitting someone or being hit is horrible and a habit that stuck with me a long time and still does to some extent.

    Point sparring fucking sucks, if you need to spar like a ***** for some reason you can pad up or lower the contact level, but training to stop in the middle of the fight is just dumb.
    I feel that. For me, these bad habits still dominate my game somewhat as can be clearly seen on the CNY TD vid of me. I've gotten better, though. I just need to get sparring more.
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    ashly helped cure me of it to some degree, whenever she makes a good hit i used to step back and acknowledge it and say "good". after a while she started drilling me in the face if i acknowledged a hit.

    i'm much better now ;)
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    I felt a little bad about it, but I knew it was for the best!
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  4. sidran is offline

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    4/04/2006 2:19pm


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    It looks to me that she did well. Good job, Ashly! I did tend to do that as well a lot before, but I think that part of it isn't as bad as it used to be for me. It's mostly my offense that I need to work on for now, though defense still needs fixing. I actually think it's the hardest part to fix, for me anyway. Anyways, it's great to see that progress can be made ;)
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    4/04/2006 2:31pm


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    I did point fighting years ago (much to my chagrin) and then one day I discovered that I was developing skills that were extremely deadly and dangerous ... but only to me. Skills like stopping the action because I had scored the point or was scored on, techniques that looked good but lacked any real power or focus.

    I watched a real TMA (not TMA like many on here seem to interpret the term) guy put a NASKA sport karate champion down with one punch to the chest. That NASKA guy didn't want any more at all ... no sir...none at all! It really changed my perspective on karate.
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    Posted On:
    4/04/2006 2:49pm


     Style: Sanda, BJJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by odacon
    Point sparring is for children. Full stop.
    I resent that. Even us children shouldn't be plagued with the monster that is point sparring.
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    well,Point sparring is good for getting used to hitting people,and self defence in classes tends to be repetitive,and sparring is completly random,also sparring isn't always light contect,that depends on how hard you and your oppenent kick,As I know someone who nealy breaks your arm when you block.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TehDeadlyDimMak
    I resent that. Even us children shouldn't be plagued with the monster that is point sparring.
    Like sex, I don't think kids should be fighting full contact till their at least 16. Also, is this the only April fools thread still running?
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    Posted On:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninja_Flip
    well,Point sparring is good for getting used to hitting people,and self defence in classes tends to be repetitive,and sparring is completly random,also sparring isn't always light contect,that depends on how hard you and your oppenent kick,As I know someone who nealy breaks your arm when you block.
    no point sparring is good for learning how to unrealistically hit and take hits from people. It also tends to develop horrible habits, sometimes even to the point that a point sparrer can be worse than an untrained joe. There's a reason about 99.9% of TKD point sparrers have horrible habits and can't fight their way out of a paper bag.
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    Posted On:
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    Quote Originally Posted by odacon
    Like sex, I don't think kids should be fighting full contact till their at least 16. Also, is this the only April fools thread still running?

    I can just see that now!

    Stop! Point Blue!

    Stop! Point Red!

    Stop! Judges? No, point!

    TKD

    ps - I did take a karate BB home form a tournament and little known to either of us at the time sparred Jiu Jitsu all night!
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