I know that this will largely be up each individual, but how do you go about measuring how hard to hit your sparring partner?
How hard do you like to be hit?
For example, I check with people that I am not moving out of their comfort zone. When sparring with smaller people and women I almost completely pull my punches and just have a laugh and practise defence.
I like occasionally to go a bit harder with people who are better than me and don't mind recieving what I consider to be a reasonable blow.
Some people seem to have a different approach and I have encountered who have made me see stars, rung my bell and left me with a headache.
I would appreciate your views and any advice about how to deal with people who seem to want to jump straight in at the deep end.
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