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    getting your ass kicked is awesome

    I did my first hard Muay Thai sparring with a kid I just met today.

    we went for 2 and a half hours straight. I bloodied up my knee, got punched in the face hard a good 6 times. My shins are both swollen a good centimeter. at the very end my shin guard slipped down and i kicked his knee with my already-battered shin, and it hurt like a bitch. when I finally limped home I fell asleep with ice on my legs. My head hurts, my legs hurt, i can't bend anything without it hurting. my muscles are all sore. i also have laryngitis.

    WHY IS THIS **** JUST SO MUCH FUN!?

    :karated:

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    Welcome to Bullshido, the best Martial Arts forum on the entire Internet, Shadowhand9. Seriously, you won't regret your choice to join us. We're a great bunch of folks, except for Hannibal. And Sirc. And TaiGip. And MMA Kid. And... well, you get the point.

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    That's pretty counter-productive to, you know....actual learning. More pad work, less sparring. And do you actually train in a Muay Thai gym?

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    I trained for a summer in the gym and we didn't spar at all - lots of pad work and bag stuff and conditioning. I know getting ripped apart isn't good training, but sometimes it's just a lot of fun. I learned a lot anyway.

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    Well, take it easy I guess. Hop in a bath with epson salts regularily.

    Edit: My bad, it's spelled epsom. They'll save your soul.
    Last edited by marcusdbrutus; 1/23/2009 2:53am at .

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    epson salts, eh... *hits google*

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    Sparring is extremely important
    but hard sparring should be a very small percentage of your training
    partner drill, pad work, bagwork, shadow boxing and light sparring shoud make up the majority of your training.
    If you spar the way you did regularly you're going to run into problems

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    Whilst I agree with the above posts, I also agree that a killer sparring session where you cop some solid shots and drag your sorry arse out of the ring feeling like one giant human bruise is super fun and leaves you buzzing. No, you can't do it often, but once in a while, it's great.

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    NoTeefa is right on the mark - focussing on technique, movement, intensity. Not beating the **** out of each other every day. Just occassionally, say once a month.

    Aliveness != turning each other into pink mush every night.

    Ha ha ha... you just reminded me. I had a friend who did WC years ago. He would always come home after WC saying "I did good, I beat everyone up".

    Then I would come home from BJJ/boxing and say "I GOT MY ASS WHUPPED, IT WAS SO COOL".

    Originally she was more impressed by the WCer... until we sparred one day and I absolutely dominated the WCer in standup, in the clinch, and on the ground.

    Said girl later went on to become my GF.

    See guys, BJJ *does* get the chicks after all. :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowhand9
    I did my first hard Muay Thai sparring with a kid I just met today.

    we went for 2 and a half hours straight. I bloodied up my knee, got punched in the face hard a good 6 times. My shins are both swollen a good centimeter. at the very end my shin guard slipped down and i kicked his knee with my already-battered shin, and it hurt like a bitch. when I finally limped home I fell asleep with ice on my legs. My head hurts, my legs hurt, i can't bend anything without it hurting. my muscles are all sore. i also have laryngitis.

    WHY IS THIS **** JUST SO MUCH FUN!?

    :karated:
    Why do I think you're full of ****?:new_alien

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