we all know guys take and give shots differently; an what i mean by this is based on how you learned, what art you trained and your personal ability..you have a different perception of what is considered hard contact..etc how do you balance that out when sparring, as a person who is not a big hitter at all; it can be precarious when doing a sparring session depending on who or what stylist im facing. As alot of people have a rule when light sparring it's 50%, but my 50 is alot different than someone w/legitimate power; the same would be said about going higher 60-70%. Someone w/big power can hit you w/50% which is equivalent or superior to your 70%, how do you navigate that; also w/diff guys ability to absorb punishment as some guys can take a higher and more consistent level of abuse and be fine...others not so much. i just ask cus sparring is to improve and of course put someone under the fire, that being said it's not to injure one another; but these two attributes, i.e. power and durability can play a huge part in whether that happens or not. I had discussed this w/a few people and decided to get the forums opinion, i.e. perspective.