While sparring a few days ago, I took a kick to the elbow. It his in a spot right where the forearm connects to the elbow on the outside of the arm. As soon as it happened, my arm went numb and I couldn't lift or make a fist. I figure it must have hit a nerve or a tendon for my arm to just go limp like that. Luckily, its getting better pretty fast and I should be ok to practice by tomorrow. This incident got me thinking about a couple of things: First, you hear about people breaking their forearms from kicks every now and then in MMA, but rarely in MT or K1. Is it because the athlete's there are better conditioned to blocking kicks or is there a better technique to blocking them that they are using that MMA guys aren't? Second, has anyone else felt something like this either in practice or during a fight? I can't think of a time where a fighter was able to continue fighting for without the use of a limb.