Basically I've been training karate since I was 7 (15 years or so) and lately I've been bitten by the MMA bug pretty hard and I'm starting to train in Judo and Ju-jitsu to round things out. Problem is, I'm currently living in a place without a local MMA gym/school and where the karate is all point-fighting, which I find too limited. The upshot is that in fishing around for sparring partners I've found some guys who do Kung Fu (White Crane) and live really close to me, who are more than willing to train/spar together. While this isn't MMA sparring by any stretch (no gloves, just controlled contact/pulled punches etc) I would have thought that just having the opportunity to keep in touch with things like proper range-finding etc would make this worth my while for the moment. However, I just thought I'd sound out opinions on here. Is it worth doing this somewhat restrictive sparring a few times a week or would I be better off putting my time into more conditioning/bag work etc? Sorry that's a bit long!