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    I am being cheated out of not getting punched in the face.

    Well, today in class when we started fighting down the line in kumite, I heard Shihan bellow "EVEY, GET YOUR GUARD UP" a few times, and I knew I was in for it. When the 5th dan instructor got lined up with me, and he does a really good sinister laugh by the way, Shihan said "work her face over!"

    I was treated to one of that godan's famous toothy grins, the kind that never reaches the eyes, and I knew he was going to have fun with this. I got a minute or two of light pummeling to the face. Nothing broken, nothing terribly swollen or anything (I'm still such a noob) but I sure as hell started trying to effectively keep my guard up!

    Anyway, I see lots of jokes on here about how Kyokushin never punch to the head, because that's a tournament rule. In my dojo though? Low ranks feint to the face, black belts and up will sure as hell get you in the face if they can.

    So people with Kyokushin experience- did they bitchslap you and hit your face in class? Or were class rules tournament rules?

    Being hit in the face for me isn't particularly fun, and I'm not craving missing teeth or a broken nose... but I'm VERY happy that we do work on it here. It is not a hole that I want in my training.

    #2
    There was no face punching in my dojo, in fact i was warned that I would get one warning before getting kicked out if i did.

    My face got way more fucked up in Kyokushin than Muay Thai. Padded gloves seem to do a lot less damage than unpadded spinning heel kicks to the cheek. Class rules were tournament rules and the same tournament intensity (at least when people sparred me).

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      #3
      Yeah, boot to the head is rough.

      One of the head instructors also does MMA, and sometimes he has everyone wear gloves. He was wearing gloves today while he punched me in the face, and I was pretty much really okay with this. I haven't been kicked with any real contact in the head yet, and I am not looking forward to the experience, though I've had my head tapped many times.

      I hope the trend happening in my school continues. I mean most people actually attacking you in an actual fight are gonna try to punch you in the face anyway... that, and if you're going to allow a boot to the head, you might as well allow some facefisting too. :p

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        #4
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          #5
          With gloves, sure.

          Without, anyone with a job is going to be really pissed off at the dojo after a week. That or you compromise the whole point of allowing punches to the head by lightening them to the point of no damage (non contact sparring).

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            #6
            Yeah, I mean I love the Kyokushin no padding style, but I think it needs to be mixed up from time to time with gloves if that allows facepunching. I mean, I don't wander around with gloves and I kinda like having rough knuckles. I'm not very good at being a girl, but I am also okay with that. :p

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              #7
              What kind of gloves do you wear for kickboxing sparring?

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                #8
                In Shidokan if you have gloves on you hit to the face. If you don't you don't. Simple.

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                  #9
                  I get people in the face all the time....


                  but not wiht strikes....


                  C WUT I DID THAR?

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by 3moose1 View Post
                    I get people in the face all the time....


                    but not wiht strikes....


                    C WUT I DID THAR?
                    If you did it right then no they cant C WUT U DID THAR

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by herebeadragon View Post
                      if you did it right then no they cant c wut u did thar



                      i c wut u did thar!

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                        #12
                        Oh no, we aren't allowed to wear any large jewelry in class.

                        Including pearl necklaces.

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                          #13
                          thinly veiled innuendo is what I find hilarious.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Evergrey View Post
                            Oh no, we aren't allowed to wear any large jewelry in class.

                            Including pearl necklaces.
                            I don't know you but now I love you.

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                              #15
                              Hhmmmmm. A girl who studies Kyokushin. In Richmond. And has the hands to go with it.Hmmmmm , the 'force' is strong with this one folks , she likely isn't telling you about trips to Vallejo to dine on muggers and the fact that her String of Pearls is a cleverly disguised Manriki-Gusari.

                              Just living in Richmond qualifies her as a badass , bunnies get eaten in Richmond...raw even......East Bay Sushi as it were.

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