Originally Posted by SBleeder
Because sparring and taking the head punches is the fun part! I can't imagine training if there wasn't some competitive element. Just me though.
Sadly I'm no male model......and I've certainly taken my share of head punches. Ha ha
I know its not much of a comparison, but there is still body sparring. I've had some punishing, competitive spars avoiding shots to the head. Its a big part of the training in Brendan Ingle's gym. Granted, you still get accidentally tagged from time to time with head shots, but you are less than likely to have your face smashed up.