I have seen thread after thread on here about people sparring after a month of training. Am I the only one on here to see this as a problem? Each time I see one of these threads I also see numerous responces on what that person needs to do to improve. The thing I have never seen is anyone say stop sparring and learn the propper form. Lets be realistic with one another here. Your form is the most important aspect of your training. So why in the world would any trainer take a person who has not even begun to develop thier form, and have them sparring? I just don't get it at all! At my gym sparring is an invite only class, and you are not getting invited unless they feel you are ready. They do it this way for a few reasons. Such as they actualy produce real fighters, and don't need some rookie wasting the fighters sparring time, but the other reason is simple. A new guy/girl just is not ready for sparring! Seeing this makes me feel two things. The first is sad for the people who are just thrwon right into to sparring. Because they are wasting valuable training time, The otheer is makes me appreciate my trainers even more! For anyone who may read this and be looking for a descent gym to train in. Think about this for a second. Do you want to join a gym to spar, or do you want to learn? If you want to learn, I would suggest when looking at gyms. Take into consideration how early will your trainer have you sparring. If he tells you after two weeks, or hell even a definate time without even seeing your capabilties. You may want to think twice about that gym!