Posted On:5/12/2009 5:33pm
Style: Slow Hand Waving
Search yielded nothing, but my search-fu is severely lacking.
So, what are your opinions?
Would it be better to point spar, or not spar at all?
Posted On:5/12/2009 6:01pm
Style: Judo n00b
If you have no choice for real sparring. I would choose not sparring and go running/ body weight exercises. That way I don't have to untrain bad habits(again).
Last edited by SoylentNinja; 5/12/2009 6:01pm at .
Reason: Reading comp ftw!!
Posted On:5/12/2009 6:04pm
Style: 剛 and 柔
Point sparring is marginally better, but then you get attached to point sparring and never move on to real sparring.
What a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable. -Xenophon's Socrates
Posted On:5/12/2009 6:06pm
Guy Who Pays the Bills and Gets the Death Threats Style: MMA (Retired)
Find another school.
Posted On:5/12/2009 6:07pm
it's all vanity
Posted On:5/12/2009 9:37pm
YouTube - Lyoto Machida - Karate
Posted On:5/12/2009 9:41pm
Style: Internet Warrior, BJJ
even though machida's karate is technically point sparring... he doesn't seem to be pulling any punches.
Posted On:5/12/2009 9:47pm
There's point sparring and there's point sparring.
Even the best point sparring sucks. Most point sparring sucks an infinity times more.
I am a Ninja bitches!! Deal with it
Posted On:5/12/2009 10:01pm
Style: Improv comedy
I have said it before and I'll say it again. The original intention of point sparring was as a safe way to practice full contact no equipment sparring.
I.E. We are going to fight hard but we are only going to do it until someone gets hit HARD three times.
It is a means to an end (if done right) not an end in itself.
Posted On:5/12/2009 10:02pm
Isn't a BJJ tournament technically a point sparring tournament?
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