any of u ever spar w/normal clothes

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  1. devante

    devante Silver Belt

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    Me and a guy i used to workout w/used to take time out every once in awhile to spar in our regular clothings....

    This might seem ridiculous, but the reason we did this was to see how our gear affected what he did and how well we did it.

    Example i am a big mover, wether sparring or in a real fight; i circle alot..move in and out alot..along w/head and upperbody movement....etc. But when we sparred in normal gear and i was wearing these really cool boots i loved, i was not able to circle as fluidly or move out and in as quickly; i had to depend on angles/upperbody/headmovement to slip/avoid punches and i had to use my hands/arms much more intelligently to pick/block/deflect shots. Mainly cus i could not move around as much.

    My friend realize certain kicks he used did not work w/certain pants, certain shoes as far as footing...etc... it was just sobering to see how what u wore affected what u could, would do; i think it really helped me, in that i tailor what i do in sprring to what i can do in real life regardless of what i am wearing.. i mean in certain cases changes have to be made..

    what about u guys..
     
  2. Woob

    Woob French knickers belt

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    We train in class every so often in home clothes. It's amazing what you cant do. But you also find interesting ususes for things like belts and keys...
     
  3. crooked

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    as long as i can do a groin kick i am fine.
     
  4. funkgsus

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    ya, but usually it's us between each other up after the bar lol... ya but really, i find when i where shoes my kicking power, accuracy and even balance is way off,,, really annoying. Dunno if thats what you wanted to hear
     
  5. guardt34

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    i been sparring with street clothes, boxing gloves and headgear is about it. i wouldnt risk throwing leg kicks in a real fight thats just me though, I would either throw bombs or try and shoot and get a GnP.
     
  6. Sinister

    Sinister Doctor of Doom Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    When I taught I used to attack my students at random, sometimes in Public places, in plain clothing. lol Sometimes we ended up trying to explain shit to Cops, or getting banned from this Mall or that. But it was fun and made it so most of my students went into auto-fight mode whenever attacked in the streets.

    Hahaha...That sounds like Kato from the old Pink Panther movies...LOL

    Normal clothes for are dress shoes, slacks, a dress shirt, and a tie. Not ideal for fighting and not the kind of clothes I would want to mess up while trying. I could see this if you were working on training for real-world self defense type stuff....But I train for sport/ring muay thai, so I don't really think it applies. Yes, you never know and you you might have to fight in the street one day but for me it is an absolute last resort.
     
  7. Jake Martin

    Jake Martin Amateur Fighter

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    I like the cut of your gib! If only there were more teachers as involved as you, because that sounds great. Not to mention the unintentional hilarity when the guy screams and runs off.
     
  8. LCDforMe

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    There was a thread just like this in the Grappling section about rolling with your regular clothes on.

    "I like the cut of your gib". That's one of my favorite sayings. Also, "I don't like the cut of your gib" is good too.

    I find your methods intrigiung King Kabuki. Come attack me next time I'm at the mall...at least this way, I'll know never to go back to that damn place.
     
  9. Tim Chan

    Tim Chan Amateur Fighter

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    You want to spare with high heels and miniskirt or steel toe boots, if you were those often?
     
  10. aries

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    LOL Maybe you should insert Kato into your name. King 'Kato' Kabuki.
     
  11. Mark Allen

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    Our school trains in street clothes regularly, often with low light level to boot. once a year do a class for the high belts, adding alcohol a beer at at time. Interesting results after one or two, predictable results four and beyond.
     
  12. Wado Guy

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    An instructor of mine would have us do plain clothes training every once in a while. Eye opening.
    Found out the hard way that the edge of a hard dress shoe can split your shin wide open.
     
  13. Sinister

    Sinister Doctor of Doom Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    The whole point would be to make it so you whip my ass and have ME never go back to that damn place. lol Territoriality.
     
  14. i'd run away flailing and screaming into a dairy queen or something.

    jump out of the ladies restroom when the intrustor comes looking for yout to clear things up karate chop his ass.

    pwned.
     
  15. Yah, me and my buddy would "train" in regular clothes...I gotta bag my pants cuz Im cool-and its as annoying as hell when you try to kick somebody in the head/body...and it only goes up to his calf.
     
  16. Odium

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    Naah, my miniskirt makes it hard to work a proper guard.
     
  17. Tranquilized

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    Yeah but it didn't really change things cause my sunglasses didn't get in the way of my biting
     
  18. Tranquilized

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    Yeah but it didn't really change things cause my sunglasses didn't get in the way of my biting
     
  19. Jo-Jitsu

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    ..I do a couple techniques with my uniform just in case I might have to defend myself..usually I wear shorts neways..so my muay thai isn't as different..I can't do a high kick..but my roundhouses are still coo..
     
  20. Shiroryuu

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    I don't have a problem fighting in normal clothes because I mostly wear loose-fitting clothes.
     

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