At least once a week I get an email from a reader asking how they can improve their sparring.
It seems that most of the people reading (Un)Caged Fighter understand the importance of sparring. However, a lot of guys out there are apprehensive about it. The idea of hitting your training partner and
having them hit you back is unfamiliar to most combat sport newbies and "weekend warrior" martial artists. It goes against everything we were taught growing up: "Play nice", "Don't hit!", "Take turns", etc... Changing those habits in the gym or dojo can be difficult for some.
And let's not forget that being hit in the face can be scary as hell for most people!
So, I'm going to give you guys some tips that I've found very useful at really improving my sparring - and, therefore, making me a better fighter.