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Old 12-23-2012, 01:48 PM   #31
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Default Re: What is the point of "light sparring" as a consistent training method?

Going too lightly leads to picking up faults imo

going to hard leads to you not developing,for me it's 60%-90%.

unless they're young/old/shit,in which case i'll take it easier and just focus on doing something i need to work on.
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Old 12-23-2012, 02:47 PM   #32
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:11 PM   #33
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In my gym, we only go easy on noobs, but give them a few weeks and it's fair game.

I hear a lot of guys say they've done sparring before, but only "light contact".

We don't know the meaning of "light contact" in my gym. Nobody says "let's do some light sparring today". It's just an unwritten rule that you don't go too hard with noobs (or people that are significantly smaller).
But my coach has always believed that you can't give anyone a false sense of security by going light, and that if you want to be a serious competitor, you gotta learn how to go hard - we all got our asses kicked in the beginning (and I still do by bigger/better guys). But we usually go 80-90% during sparring.

I imagine we're not alone here - and that most gyms don't do this half-contact, light-contact stuff.

So does anyone here belong to a gym that does half/light contact sparring on a consistent basis, and what do you get out of it?
Just to move about.

Get your feet moving, your hand's moving, slipping and rolling.

Just takin it easy to shake off any rust and get back into a rhythm.

Or else somebody isn't lookin for a hiding, just lookin to move around.
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Old 12-23-2012, 08:17 PM   #34
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I don't try to go 100% even though I'm a novice, and you know how novice fights be.

If I take a week off sparring, when I come back I go 80% just to get my rhythm back, then the next days I turn it up a notch.
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Old 12-24-2012, 02:18 AM   #35
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Sparring drills can be helpful. Mostly with inexperienced people or younger kids.
Sparring in general should be as close as it can be to the real thing.
Yes, it's the place to put technique into action and learn through experience. But you won't learn the deeper quirks of your body or control a situation unless you get into that certain zone.
We don't create wars, but we also don't pamper anyone into believing boxing is only play/sport deep.
Good sparring filters out what ever and who ever needs to be filtered out.
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Old 12-24-2012, 07:42 AM   #36
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12 oz and no headgear?

Is your gym the kobra kai of boxing gyms?
its normal thing.. novice guys here always buy 10-12 oz gloves, but they use it only on tehnical (light sparring) drills. if we spar hard then we use headgear and gloves from club (16-20 oz)
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Old 12-24-2012, 12:50 PM   #37
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Hard sparring is the best. All world champions who i have seen spar go at it 100 percent, and remember also they are paying their partners so the partners have to give their best effort.

It's about preparing for the fight, your opponent isn't going to go light
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Old 12-24-2012, 03:39 PM   #38
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I have a sparring class every week. Each week we get about 8-16 attending. Each of those lads does 14 rounds in the night. It's controlled skill based sparring. In a year we've had one knockdown and 2 nose bleeds.

So that's approximately 8,400 rounds of sparring resulting in one knockdown and two nosebleeds ... All different levels some pro, some am.
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:45 AM   #39
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When other athletes are at training do they go 100% against their team mates? Are they constantly playing games against each other risking injury? Of course not, they do drills and rotate their activities every training session. Should be the same way with boxing, you're using moves at different speeds in different situations to learn those skills. You put them to use in competition, if you're treating every session like competition then when are your learning sessions? You'll get burnt out and injured if you're treating sparring as competition. The more relevant question is 'what is the point of heavy sparring'? To give a newcomer the taste of competition and a bit of confidence that they can handle it. I think it's especially important for more experienced boxers to avoid hard sparring as it doesn't offer much to a fighters development or longevity.
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Old 12-27-2012, 04:43 AM   #40
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Light Sparring, [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGZMfA-rfBw[/ame] Champ v Novice
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Old 12-27-2012, 02:49 PM   #41
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:29 PM   #42
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When other athletes are at training do they go 100% against their team mates? Are they constantly playing games against each other risking injury? Of course not, they do drills and rotate their activities every training session. Should be the same way with boxing, you're using moves at different speeds in different situations to learn those skills. You put them to use in competition, if you're treating every session like competition then when are your learning sessions? You'll get burnt out and injured if you're treating sparring as competition. The more relevant question is 'what is the point of heavy sparring'? To give a newcomer the taste of competition and a bit of confidence that they can handle it. I think it's especially important for more experienced boxers to avoid hard sparring as it doesn't offer much to a fighters development or longevity.
you obviously never played any other contact sports... its when u dont go 100% that injuries occur most frequently
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:34 PM   #43
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you obviously never played any other contact sports... its when u dont go 100% that injuries occur most frequently
Since when?
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Since when?
Yrs utter Bollocks
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Old 12-27-2012, 05:15 PM   #45
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you obviously never played any other contact sports... its when u dont go 100% that injuries occur most frequently
Lol utter nonsense
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