body shots sparring
hey we did sparring yesterday in mma. I did body shots because i just joined and they want to take it easy on me. But i have been training at home and took karate for 3 months. So yeah i got some experience of course not as good as the guys that been there for like 2 years. so the rules were you can kick to legs and body, punch to body, and no face shots, no front kicks only roundhouse and i think maybe side kicks.
my question is how do you fight when just doing body shots cuz the guy had his hands down blocking his body and face open. It was really hard to get in and throw some punches i mostly did leg kicks but decide to go for a rib kick and hit his elbow with my foot and hurts like a bitch now.