Originally Posted by sisdavid
What about brain damage?
I dont get what you're suggesting? are you saying that...people should avoid getting hit while training? I'm not saying you have to stand still and have someone wail on you for 'conditioning.' I'm just saying that, in a place where you're doing real training (strikes), you're gonna get hit. So, since that is an inevitable, train so that you can still react competently during and after the blow.
Though, perhaps I was unclear. As Zedrush pointed out, you'll have padding. Plus, it's not like you'll be getting hit full force all of the time.