This may sound weird, but do you guys feel like someone can get real good in striking without hard sparring (or at least minimize hard head shots) for a while? I ask this cause Im dealing with a neck issue, and headshots will be an issue until things get resolved which may take awhile. Or anyone with head/neck issues still training standup got any feedback? Or does everyone in here pretty much agree that to gain good progress in striking that you need consistent hard sparring. I haven't trained standup in 2 years by the way.