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June 1, 2012
6:47 am
paul thomas
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Dr sick .

in the light of the terrible accident that  Devin Johnson has suffered what do you think about a video or two on safe practice ? maybe in sections like the techniques are set out , ie striking ,grappling ,clinch etc  to help point out the safe way to spar or roll or just in general training especially as in the age of the internet there are a lot of people training who maybe have no access to a coach or just train with there mates or even train where there is maybe not much talked about safety and taking care of each other .

As martial artists or fighters whatever label you like or even just ” being a man  ” its easy to keep quiet and just put up with it for fear of seeming soft or weak .

the old japanese proverb ” To ask may be but a moment’s shame, not to ask and remain ignorant is a lifelong shame.”

kinda fits  what im trying to say.

all the best paul . 

June 12, 2012
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I like this Idea Paul. It makes a lot of sense. When I spar MMA I like to keep the striking light, I still grapple strong though. I feel if you spar to strong you’re more likely to pick up injuries. However If I go to my local gym to train most of the fighters go all out in sparring sessions. Their philosophy is to train their bodies to be prepared for their actual contests. Many of them have trained in Brazil and in some of the gyms there this is the same way to train. I am 33 i a couple of months and I know that when I get injured it takes longer to heal that it used to when I was in my late teens and early 20’s. Also I feel I’m more susceptible to aggravating old injuries.

I understand what you mean when you say it’s very difficult when you have a whole bunch of monsters in their 20’s filled with testosterone who want to spar hard at an intense pace.

June 12, 2012
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Hi there mate i see you have been working hard , nice one ! that PST series is sweet .

Sparring is a tough subject , of course there are times when you need to spar hard but it takes such discipline to spar with control especially if your partner maybe throws a hard shot and then temper and probably a bit of ego take over and it ends in a scrap !! its so important to spar for technique , try all the stuff you learn ,the combos the defences etc , without the risk of getting smashed , nobody will risk trying something new if they know there going to get knocked out if they mess up .

cheers paul 

June 12, 2012
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I’ve been real busy the past few weeks, I’ve been non stop at points but hopefully I’ll get to relax a bit more now 🙂 I totally loved the PST series, it’s so clever. I love the confusion it creates. 

 

Yeah you’re right, I think sparring in a calm manner definitly lets you work more on technique, Tougher sparring helps you deal more with working under pressure but trying new stuff in that type of environment makes it very tough to achieve.

June 13, 2012
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naturalbornfighter1 said

I like this Idea Paul. It makes a lot of sense. When I spar MMA I like to keep the striking light, I still grapple strong though. I feel if you spar to strong you’re more likely to pick up injuries. However If I go to my local gym to train most of the fighters go all out in sparring sessions. Their philosophy is to train their bodies to be prepared for their actual contests. Many of them have trained in Brazil and in some of the gyms there this is the same way to train. I am 33 i a couple of months and I know that when I get injured it takes longer to heal that it used to when I was in my late teens and early 20’s. Also I feel I’m more susceptible to aggravating old injuries.

I understand what you mean when you say it’s very difficult when you have a whole bunch of monsters in their 20’s filled with testosterone who want to spar hard at an intense pace.

Oh man i just noticed the bit that said ” 33 in a couple of months ” thats the same as my eldest son  , how old do i feel lol !!

cheers paul

June 13, 2012
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paul thomas said

 nobody will risk trying something new if they know there going to get knocked out if they mess up .

cheers paul 

 

 That is so true.  And as you guys have both said, is the reason it is so important to keep it light and do it right.

June 13, 2012
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Dr Sick said

paul thomas said

 nobody will risk trying something new if they know there going to get knocked out if they mess up .

cheers paul 

 

 That is so true.  And as you guys have both said, is the reason it is so important to keep it light and do it right.

And of course the other points i missed are that this is supposed to be fun too right ! and most of us have to go to work the next day,  it does not look so good when you turn up looking like you got run over lol !  

all the best paul

June 13, 2012
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Sorry Paul hahaha! Didn’t mean to make you feel old buddy!

June 13, 2012
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naturalbornfighter1 said

Sorry Paul hahaha! Didn’t mean to make you feel old buddy!

No problem mate , training tonight so best get that zimmer cracking lol !!

cheers paul

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