It's also referred to as shadow sparring. It's lame and not practical in any way shape or form other than what I described above.
You would not believe the amount of kids, and adults, who seem to live for that shit. They go to 8-10-12 tournaments a year, and get incredibly into it.
Pad work was incredibly fun, except my partner gassed and I had to get a woman to replace him.
I may be up the duff but I can still through a punch lol