Can I ask all those who have trained in Philipio stick arts:

How much contact was there in your system? Did you work mostly on drills, or did you do a lot of sparring? If so, was it with or without pads?

I remember a debate about full contact martial arts and escrima came up. One side of the arguement was that full contact sparring in escrima was good as it taught in a "live" manner.

The argument against was that full contact in stick arts didn't offer as much benefit as people might think, as a lot of material might be difficult to do due to the padded gloves often used in such fencing.

Any thoughts?
"Let your food be your medicine, and your medicine be your food" Hippocrates.