Originally Posted by topfighterstand
For starters, I know nothing about mma training so if these sound like dumb questions they probably are.
How hard do you go when you are sparring? (eg. 80%)
What gear do you wear?
Do people ever get KO'd while sparring?
Is there always a doctor (or person with medical knowlegde) present during sparring?
All answers are what we do at our gym:
How hard do you go when you are sparring? up to you, training partner, and coach to work this out. We usually go 60%-65%.
What gear do you wear? If just standup: 16oz gloves, cup, mouthpeice, shin guards, sometimes headgear. Just grappling: cup... Full MMA style sparring (standup & grapple): MMA gloves, cup, mouth peice sometimes (depends how hard we are going.
Do people ever get KO'd while sparring? It happens, not alot but sometimes if someone gets caught just right or isnt paying attention, lights out. I personally have been "flashed" over but not KO'd in sparring.
Is there always a doctor (or person with medical knowlegde) present during sparring? All of our instructors are trained in at least some medical. Anywhere from first aid/cpr to a paramedic.
Hope this helps