Originally Posted by Azam
Also not to sound like a prick but - the first two KK guys were going light, I'd say 40-50%, the last guy probably because he's a beginner had less control & was going harder than the first two - the reason I say this is because that in my dojo would be considered light sparring if I'm honest, the only reason it wasn't light for you - was because you weren't familiar as them with that ruleset - think I read you only had 2 KK lessons prior to that which would explain it - which as I'm sure you acknowledge your fault for jumping in soo quick & not taking your time - if you had taken your time, familiarised yourself properly, you could have had a great opportunity to see if old school boxing technique is just as effective.
The kicks they threw that landed flush weren't exceptionally hard, medium/light power - the reason the first one especially, rocked you was because it hit flush when you didn't expect it from quite close range - one good thing comes from knockdown training for KK guys except the toughness or body defence & that is head-kicking KO ability from very close range - which you should have anticipated going into this (i.e. your general kicking defence).
I guess part of my late annoyance with NLM is from his constant whining about "ZOMG ! They were going so hard.......PUBLIC EXECUTION .......douchebags ......brawlers....." and then assorted random meek posters with their " ya bro ! "
Ummm ....never seen the inside of KK gym ?