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#275166 - 09/24/06 08:04 PM Re: what is full contact? [Re: kokoro]
Lambornima Offline

Registered: 10/29/05
Posts: 51
I practice Wado Ryu at the Toronto Wado Kai Karate club. contact depends on age and rank.

at my level (junior shodan) we have medium contact. we do not have full contact.

#275167 - 10/03/06 01:43 PM Re: what is full contact? [Re: kokoro]
Gogo Offline

Registered: 10/03/06
Posts: 1
Loc: New England

We also do numerous drills and sets designed to build a variety of skills.
We are a mix art of kempo-ju jitsu, kali-silat. While we will play with the idea of the tourny classic "tag your it" it is more ment for timeing and distance work, as many of the tourys in the new england area lack that full contact method anyway. We tend to lean away from teaching full contact. The truth is many of the student have real jobs where they cant go in with a busted nose, at least not weekly. I would say that less than 10% of the year is spent with full contact but we bang back and forth with count less combos and ju jitsu play 60% and forms the other 30.
Sensei say "Some pain, some gain,... all pain, then you stop the train."

#275168 - 10/10/06 07:28 AM Re: Little survey: Does your dojo have sparring? [Re: Victor Smith]
Mark Hill Offline

Registered: 08/12/04
Posts: 1068
Loc: Australia

Then there are humanitarian concerns for student safety


A strange and frightening concept. Does not compute.

Say, you have students who come back?

Forgive the tongue in cheek, I've seen some very outdated ideas in practice, such dehydration is good for you because it teaches discipline.

Now Sensei Smith, repeat after me, "dehydration IS good for you".

We spar and we do it all, except for weapons sparring ala competitive Escrima. Sparring isn't everything though.
It takes a village to stone somebody to death.

#275169 - 11/04/06 01:30 AM Re: Little survey: Does your dojo have sparring? [Re: Ives]
Jfirearrow Offline

Registered: 11/04/06
Posts: 3
Loc: Southern California
Yes we spar and often "free" i have to admit that though I have learned alot I with our sparring was more controled and less "free" we have had quite a few injuries and fewer people are comfortable sparring.

#275170 - 11/04/06 08:21 AM Re: Little survey: Does your dojo have sparring? [Re: Nurb]
TeK9 Offline
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Registered: 12/22/05
Posts: 2257
Loc: Northern California, USA
1. Korean karate (Tae Kwon Do)
2. Yes
3. Full Contact Sparring

"Poor is the pupil who
does not surpass his
master" - Leonardo Da

#275171 - 11/07/06 05:57 PM Re: Little survey: Does your dojo have sparring? [Re: TeK9]
Stormdragon Offline
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Registered: 08/05/04
Posts: 3409
Loc: Salem, OR
Won't your skills be very limited an much less effective in real fighting if oyu don't spar, randori or go live in some way? Thats why boxers, wrestlers, kyokushin, MT, etc. regularly spar hard and live.
Member of DaJoGen MMA school under Dave Hagen and Team Chaos fight team under Denver Mangiyatan and Chris Toquero, ran out of Zanshin Martial Arts in Salem Oregon:,

#275172 - 11/17/06 10:48 PM Re: Little survey: Does your dojo have sparring? [Re: TeK9]
senseihonor Offline

Registered: 09/09/06
Posts: 62
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Hi -

Style - Kempo
Spar? - Yes - yellow belt and up
Full Contact? - Controlled contact. Head shots must be light
Frequency - Not often enough. Mostly when a student asks if we can spar @ an upcoming class
Equipment - optional during class, but mouth guard is mandatory. Full gear must be worn during a grading

#275173 - 11/18/06 10:34 PM Re: Little survey: Does your dojo have sparring? [Re: Nurb]
Ukraine Offline

Registered: 01/27/06
Posts: 46
Loc: Ontario, Canada

#275174 - 12/16/06 06:27 AM Re: Little survey: Does your dojo have sparring? [Re: Ukraine]
MarkW Offline

Registered: 12/14/06
Posts: 39
Loc: Melbourne, Australia
1) Kyukoshin
2) Yes - Melbourne Martial Arts Centre
3) The Dojo's sparring ranges from light to full contact. It's up to the student if they want to do full contact or not.

By the way I'm a new member, I just found the site and its great.

Edited by MarkW (12/16/06 06:28 AM)
'Chuck Norris doesn't breathe, he holds air hostage.' - Confucious.

#275175 - 01/05/07 12:30 PM Re: Little survey: Does your dojo have sparring? [Re: Nurb]
Pryde Offline

Registered: 01/05/07
Posts: 10

Style: Urban Goju
Do we spar: Yes, we wear head gear and gloves and pretty much dont hold back to much. Focus alot too the head so we get some guys with some teary eyes or just plain swollen. Its all in good fun though and everybody enjoys it. Our Sensei doesnt like us to pull punches alot also.

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