I saw some 50ish women competing in forms (kata) a couple of years ago and I was trying not to laugh b/c of their interpretation of the kihap for competition. I have to work on changing how I come out every time in sparring, I switch stances, try to work my angles, refine my blitz etc. but it's hard to integrate and that's why I get uptight that we don't spar more.
It does challenge me that any young guys I spar with tend to lack control, (still growing I guess, lol) so if I get rocked here and there I think it prepares me better for if another woman comes on full bore.
We have a 28 y/o former thai boxer with superb control, heavy hands but good footwork, good roller/thrower/faller, who comes to class here and there, I wish my teacher would let me spar him, I think he would help me a lot. He's a prison guard or something and I guess it helps him for parts of his job.
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Last edited by swpthleg; 01-03-2009 at 09:28 PM.