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Valn
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2001 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How important is sparring in comparison to working on your moves.
What is the most essential and has the most benefit to your training.

Also, how often should you spar per week?
I usually spar once a week.
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BlueDragon
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2001 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sparring is extremly important. Martial Arts is about fighting and sparring is the closest you can come without risking your life.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2001 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe tht sparring is practice for actually fighting in the street.I t is more imporant than normal techniques because it contians them.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2001 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sparring IS very important, but i think the self defence is MORE important, then learn how to kick *!!
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Goose
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2001 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,
As you no doubt know, most people who start martial arts (for one reason or another), don't exactly know what to expect when they throw that first punch or kick.
Like most of you, I think that sparring prepares the martial artist both physically and mentally for the real world outside the dojo, by enabling each individual to practise against one another in a controlled environment

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[ This Message was edited by: Goose on 2001-08-25 13:36 ]
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ts757
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2001 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My self defense techniques include:
Groin kick/knee
Run

That's all there is too it. Unless youre against a cricketer.
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babysteffee
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2001 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sorry to be thick...but what if you are up against a cricketer?
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babysteffee
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2001 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or was that the "run" thing?...Hmm

Ok, I'm leaving now...
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thaiboxerken
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2001 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sparring is very important, but only if done correctly. It's not about speed or "who can tag who first". It's about learning and trying to put into application the things you've learned. Too many places don't spar in a productive way and it is actually detrimental at these places. So, for most schools I guess sparring should be left out.

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Valn
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2001 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pros for sparring.
*You get to see what works and what doesn't
*This is the closest thing that you will get to a fight.

Cons of sparring.
*Tag game. A simple tag in the street will cost you dearly.
*Strikes are done above the belt. In a street fight kicks are done below the belt because they are far quicker.
*There are rules, but in street fight everything goes and this may lead martial artist to bad habits.
*In conclusion, sparring has become too much of a sport and away from the real thing.
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