yeah i think we need a serious discussion on this, im trying to get into mma at the moment, i do jujitsu and submission wrestling, at an mma team gym.
But i often wonder if i can take a punch. Right now we spar with 14 oz boxing gloves, and i just tell my girlfriend to punch me as hard as she can with 10 oz sparring mitts just to ease me in, so to speak.
any use?? what do u think??
i am concerned about long term damage through this training, eg: whats the use of battering yourself everyday in training, only to get finished off when the big fight comes.