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Old 10-17-2012, 07:13 AM   #179
bodhi
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Default Re: How were old timers so good?

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Originally Posted by rusak View Post
Sparring is what you make of it. Some sparring isn't worth a damn but you can practice some very real things if you want. The problem with your ****ogy (starting a job and not being good at it) is that you don't recognize that sparring is a kind of experience. It's not the equivalent of simply "knowing how" to do something.
Itīs an experience in a protected and controlled environment. I donīt say itīs invaluable, it is very much but not as much as actual fighting experience.
and aside of that, the "old timers" - what do you understand there? - sparred. A lot. Probably more than most fighters today.
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