When i say good at sparring, i don't mean i want to kick every ones asses, because i know enough that sparring is not about that, i.e its essentially just live training. What i do mean is how long until i can stand my own, how long until its me who gets to almost dictate the way the sparring round goes? how long until i stop being a human punching bag? :P
I've had a grand total of three one hour technical sessions, and followed by 3 hours of sparring. I think a lot of people will tell me i shouldn't be sparring so soon after only 3 hours of learning technique, and honestly you are probably right because the sparring isn't exactly giving me black eyes but i'm leaving with some blood coming out my nose and a minor headache. But the same happened for me when i first started Brazilian jujitsu, i was thrown into the deep end, got smashed a fair bit and now, although still a white belt, i feel as if i can hold my own and understand at least what is happening to me when i do get smashed to bits.
Although i probably don't know any better, i feel as if i did a few months of the technical sessions and then dropped into sparring, i'd still feel as if im getting just constantly whacked in, so i'd rather just get whacked in now and learn, in a baptism of fire sort of way. I'm assuming if i just keep turning up to the sparring and technical sessions ill just learn to deal with all of this.
What do you think about this?