Mr. Cotter on sparring

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Mr. Cotter on sparring

Post by Dave » Wed Jan 05, 2005 3:38 am

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posted August 23, 2004 07:44 PMAugust 24, 2004 07:44 AM
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I agree w/ Tim's point about the adrenaline dump and how training for years does not necessarily translate into a real situation.


I disagree that sparring is not profitable. There is a wide range of what one might call 'sparring'. However, I hae always sparred for real, and I know that Makena is coming from the same place.

We're not talking about Mcdojo or what have you, but when a group of serious, dedicated individuals train, the only difference between sparring and real is the degree of control/intent.

Yes, adrenal dump is real, and yes if the sparring is real sparring, you can and will train how to deal w/ combat (as opposed to sparring) more effectively than one who 'learns it' in a weekend camp.

No disrespect to Tim or Tony or the methods that are built on Target and response to stress. There is a lot of value there, and I think a course would be time well spent for trained and untrained alike.

Here's the thing---fighting, survival, you name it---is about MOVEMENT.

Good training is about effective movement.

So I will never buy that you will get more out of 'psychology' and 'stess-adaptation' training than years and years of good training, which by the way includes those things too, and also include sparringa and other physical contact.
These courses are quick, dirty and easy, which is what makes them successful.

Here's the question to ask, can I stop Mike Tyson, Cung Le, Bob Sapp, you name the badass--in the street if they/he is intent on taking my life, with what I am learning here? Or, at the least, does this give me a better chance of escaping alive?

If the answer is yes, then it is worthwhile.

Steve
Fat Cat wrote: People have never really seen true mastery, so they don't even know that they don't have it.

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