- Jan 7, 2005
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if so, whats your experience? good, bad? dangerous or is it safe if its done with protection...heck, enlighten me.
Haha, thanks for the tip!TwIsTeD&BrOkEn said:yeah Ive done it on a couple of occasions...we were wearing regular elbowpads...like what a skate boarder or something would wear...we just went very light.....we actaully sparred with headbutts as well...and knees.....the guy was an instructor who has done some NHB, and my coach was having him "assess" me.
It wasnt that bad...I looked quite ugly at the end of the whole thing, but I wasnt severely injured...worst thing was a serious hematoma on the inside of my upper lip, it swelled up pretty good and turned dark purple.
Never look down in the clinch, kids.
What gym are you from?Joel77 said:Yes I do. We use thick elbow pads and headgear. Cuts hardly take place. My instructor is trained in Thailand (Sit yod tong), he likes to keep it as authentic (Muay Thai) as possible.
fdupnct said:I have spared with elbow a few times. We would both put on full shield motorcycle helmets and 4oz gloves and anything goes except headbutts. It was actually alot of fun because you could still get rattled but you knew you weren't really going to get hurt. It was really nice for working counter punching and slipping bacause you could go full speed.
banderkejs said:lol, wtf man
fdupnct said:What? They work better than any other headgear I've used. You can still see the punches coming, you react naturally because you do feel the impact of the shot but your not going to get cut, bruised or broken. Both people can go full speed without holding anything back. I don't own a bike but I almost bought a helmet just for sparing with. Besides if you can slip a punch full speed with the added weight and size of a motorcycle helmet, imagine how much easier it will be once it comes off.
wooshman said:That's an interesting concept. Almost made me laugh actually at first. hehe. Just the thought of two guys sparring with motorcycle helmets on... Anyways you can buy full faced headgear that covers everything but the nose, eyes, and mouth. Or you want to save your nose and chin just get the headgear that has the metal bar in front.