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    What do you prefer Point or Continuous sparring and why ?

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    I could do either way. I like point sparring because of the specific target range and makes it seem more like fencing.

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    I don't like point sparring because I have no interest in ever competing.
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    Continuous all the way...


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    In the dojo continous, when getting reday for an event point

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenpotex
    I don't like point sparring because I have no interest in ever competing.
    Ditto, I also like banging out a bit of full contact every now and then...

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    Continuous, which is what we do in the studio, but I do enjoy point when I'm at a tournament. I don't like the continuous at tournaments where it often becomes just a race for points with little defense. In those cases it is just as unrealistic as point sparring is.

    In the studio, we acknowledge a good hard series of shots and will mutually break after it. This lets us works our closing skills again.

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    Most continous sparring events at atournement usally boil down to one guy chasing the other guy around the ring for 2 minutes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blindside
    Continuous, which is what we do in the studio, but I do enjoy point when I'm at a tournament. I don't like the continuous at tournaments where it often becomes just a race for points with little defense. In those cases it is just as unrealistic as point sparring is.

    In the studio, we acknowledge a good hard series of shots and will mutually break after it. This lets us works our closing skills again.

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    continuous all the way. kenpo is for self defense, continuous is more realistic than point sparring.

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    Continuous sparring is my favorite. I think that point sparring and training specifically for point sparring can make you more target and quick point oriented as opposed to awareness of zones and self-defense. I see many people cancel thier own zones or violate solid kenpo principles for the sake of a point. Ref's do not yell "break" for a cheesey shot in reality.
    Continuous can also see how someone reacts under overwhelming or loosing situation and teach them to regain some higher ground. I also think that continuous sparring allows one to try to impliment the self defense techniques into thier actions. So continuous for me...continuous for my kids A stranger does not loose 5-0 for a nice pretty kick to the head.
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    Looks like continuous is favored. That's good. I think point sparring teaches very bad habits, like letting up after a point and getting points for strikes that are basically useless in a self-defense situation. You have to keep it as realistic as possible, otherwise it's just a game.

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    Sparring in any shape or form can lead to bad habits (Full contact, kyokushikai lead to throwing bombs/not uses defensive tools or footwork). Sparring is a piece of the puzzle. It is not the self defense sequences, or sparring, or forms, or conditioning that make you a decent fighter. It is the right combianation at the right time

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Kai
    Sparring in any shape or form can lead to bad habits (Full contact, kyokushikai lead to throwing bombs/not uses defensive tools or footwork). Sparring is a piece of the puzzle. It is not the self defense sequences, or sparring, or forms, or conditioning that make you a decent fighter. It is the right combianation at the right time
    Agreed, but taking one to the noggin every now and again also prevents the "rabbit in the headlights" syndrome should one be unfortunate enough to take one in the street
    Last edited by Simon Curran; 06-08-2005 at 07:22 AM. Reason: how many ones can one get in one sentence???

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    Granted, working the class on head evasions quickly taught the students the best way to immobilize the head is a hard hook into the body. For a quick scond or two the body tightens up and the head is still. after a little work could get them over the reaction!!

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    Granted, working the class on head evasions quickly taught the students the best way to immobilize the head is a hard hook into the body. For a quick scond or two the body tightens up and the head is still. after a little work could get them over the reaction!!
    I'll bet!!!

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    There only a few simple pleasures, getting the heel to roll, making that pop=truely puts the hook punch to the body as a guilty pleasure

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    I'll be smiling all over my face on Sunday doing it in sparring practice

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    Continuous!!!


    UNLESS I'm preparing for a point competition. They each have their place, and NEITHER is 1st.

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    continuous, lets you score hit after hit after hit! and as a kenpoist, i like hitting things, and people! (all in fun though, i'm not that evil )

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