Tag: Sparring

The Dysmorphia of Martial Functionality & The Elephant in the Room!

The Dysmorphia of Martial Functionality & The Elephant in the Room!

I get asked all the time what do I think about X martial arts instructor, X style or method of martial arts. With the advent of social media, I made a decision that I would never comment by ‘name’ on other people’s work in the martial arts industry. The truth is, not only have I had my fair share of people taking a short video clip that may surface of my work totally out of context, but I am well aware of the martial trolls out there that just like to be assholes. I don’t want to be one of those guys. Notwithstanding, there are so many keyboard warriors these days, some of which are proclaimed experts in the field of martial arts themselves who love to trash talk other people’s work on social media — yet never produce anything of value themselves. At the very least, if you going to call out someone by ‘name’ and attempt to discredit what they are teaching, you should offer a visual counter method of what you believe would work.

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Sparring For Performance But Saving Your Brain

Over the past couple of years, it seems, that many MMA athletes are starting to wake up to the pitfalls of constantly sparring hard. Not only is there a physical price to pay, but also a mental one. We know now, unequivocally, that even mild trauma to the head can be detrimental over time. Nowhere is this more evident than in combat sports, where often, trauma to the head is a sustained occupation for years. Going light then in training sparring, and leaving the big fight to the fight night, seems like the most logical, health saving thing to do. But what these fighters don’t understand,is that it may be to little to late. If you are one of the unlucky ones to sustain head trauma in your professional or amateur fights, sparring light in training may not make much of a difference.

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