Would you train and spar light in kickboxing? Is it worth the possible brain issues?

Would you train and spar light in kickboxing? Is it worth the possible brain issues?

  1. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    no, i do judo

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      I wish I could do judo, it’s like an hour away though

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Same

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Does your instructor teach double and single leg takedowns or do they only teach watered down Olympic-legal shit?
      How often do you work on ne-waza?

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        im just a yellow belt doing judo for about 4 months now, so far we've never done ground technics except one lesson of a basic pin
        i haven't been taught any double leg takedowns and noone has used any during randori against me yet

        2VGGV2

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Damn that's sadly the case with most Judo gyms now days. Still a cool art but not learning ground techniques or the meta takedowns is a bummer.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/jItXWXf.jpg

        Damn that's sadly the case with most Judo gyms now days. Still a cool art but not learning ground techniques or the meta takedowns is a bummer.

        i started doing judo very recently (tomorrow will be #7). The class is 1.5hrs and the last 20-30 minutes have been ne-waza so far.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      the throws and falls can give you brain damage too

  2. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    if you are not sparring lightly your gym is full of mental morons.

  3. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >spar light
    >brain issues

    Doesn't add up to me. Brain issues come after years of actual abuse or after a serious beating. If you're doing it and you feel like you're getting hit in the head too much then stop. If you start trying to compete then you're risking it. Just get good and don't get hit.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Id like to give striking a shot, I’ve been on the fence about it a long time because I’m obsessed with keeping my brain safe, but I think knowing how to box would be a useful skill

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        You'll be fine, brah. You're worrying too much about nothing. Nothing's gonna happen. Go out there and fulfill your desires without letting fear control you, okay, champ? 😉 I love you, and good luck. <3

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Luv u 2 bby

  4. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Taking a hard punch once or twice is good for your mental health. The pro boxers that you see becoming potatoes late in life do so after decades of full time sparring and fighting.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Taking a hard punch once or twice is good for your mental health.
      i second this, i have no one to punch me so i just punch myself, it has done wonders for my mental health

  5. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Controlled training of techniques and light sparring is completely safe. It's one of the best sports you can pick up.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Agreed. Muay Thai is incredible for fitness and confidence

  6. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    As it was said a million other times in every misplaced IST thread posted here, the risk of CTE is widely exaggerated unless you're competing.
    If you're just training without sparring, which you can most certainly do, there is no risk of CTE.
    If you're training while regularly light sparring, there is still no risk of CTE.
    If you're training while occasionally hard sparring, still, there is no risk of CTE.
    If you're doing exhibition fights every once in a while, you still will not get CTE.
    Unless you're a competing amateur or pro boxer, you will NOT get CTE and even as an amateur or pro boxer there is a chance you won't get it.
    What's important is that you get some good 8 hours sleep and don't drink after workout, just go to the boxing gym and have fun.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Also, there is evidence that suggests cannabis reduces overall inflammation (which also includes brain swelling from trauma), which would further help reduce the risks of CTE but this board is full of prude gays so I'm saying it in a different post.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        There are far better ways of reducing brain inflammation if that's your goal, you retarded buffoon addict.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          >There are far better ways of reducing brain inflammation
          I know, I mentioned two more important ones in my previous post, not that you'd know how to read.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      being repeatedly struck in the head has made you retarded, if your brain gets knocked around in your skull it will be damaged.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yes, but unless you’re competing or training like an idiot the damage will never be enough to effect you in any meaningful way.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        You must be Gerald McClellan then because you don't know how to read. Despite what your monkey-like intuition leads you to think, it turns out you (unsurprisingly) have no idea how an organ as complex as the brain works, let alone martial arts which I assume is the reason why you fearmonger about CTE on IST: to keep others down at your level.

  7. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you wanna be a pussy, lift weights. if you wanna be a men, fight.
    And by fight i mean fight, not cuddle (bjj)

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Retard, BJJ is hugely important when it comes to being a well-rounded fighter. If you aren't doing BJJ and wrestling, you're almost as bad as someone who only does boxing or muay thai.

      Don't bother replying, I'm a better boxer than you.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        I don’t find wrestling fun. If you think you’re a better boxer than me, I’m happy for you.

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