Originally Posted by VanillaKilla
When going @ 100 % I revert to techniques that I am already good at. It feel that consistent heavy sparring would seriously hinder growth not to mention turn your brain to mulch.
This is a good point. When you're scared or put under a lot of pressure (like 100% "sparring") you'll naturally revert to techniques already ingrained into your brain.
Not the best way to learn new techniques.