Sunday, July 13, 2008

Sparring with head gear

Did some boxing recently and realised that typical Karate head gear with face cage really hampers visibility or peripheral vision: which is a crucial component in any fights, esp. when defending yourself from harm.

I didn't realised this earlier because the typical Karate kumite (traditional Shotokan ways) use mainly linear attacks (many straight punches).

Now western boxing is whole different ballgame. The typical Karate head gear with face cage simply reduce my defense to nil. I couldn't see those hooks and uppercuts coming in fast and furious. Beautiful art, western boxing. Now, let's hope my new head gear will provide much better visibility without sacrificing too much protection.

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