I was just wandering how it is u guys sparr at your place of training. Is it full cotact with only hand gaurds or do u where head gaurds/ chest gaurds etc etc?? Is it semi contact. Is it only full contact if your a training for a ring fight?? At my dojo we have full contact to the body with kicks and punches but no punching to the head. Very Light contact to the head with kicks( have to exercise control) but in tournaments its full contact to the head with kicks but with head gear. No heavy contact below the belt ( leg kicks must be light). It also depends on the opponent u are sparring if its a less skilled opponent we dont go hard at all on them we do light touch contact to get them into the rythm. How do u guys train? We are encouraged to where Feet, Shin and Forearm guards as well as a mouth guard and box at all times. But u have to have Gloves on no matter what for saftey.