If you practice martial arts on your own, and there is no one to do sparring, it will limit your training. You can do shadow practice. But there are a lot of things you cannot learn without sparring.
When students learn martial arts, you see them sparring with their training partners. You can parry and block, but can you parry and block when someone punches you or kicks you? If you do, do you know how it feels like blocking a kick or punch?
Your hands are not conditioned. When you parry and block kicks and punches, it is a way to condition your hands and get used to defending yourself against strikes.
Frankly speaking, you cannot skip sparring if you practice martial arts. When you do sparring, there are a couple of things you have to keep in mind. You are doing sparring to learn how to fight, you are not fighting to hurt your opponent.
You might get injured and little injury is okay. You should be careful so that you do not get injured seriously or don't injure your training partner. During sparring, you and your partner can wear safety equipment and in this way, you can protect yourself and your training partner from getting injured.
Do not let your emotion and ego drive you when you do sparring. Somehow if you get hit by your training partner, you try to hit him immediately. This might lead the situation out of control and you will hurt your partner. This can happen at the time of sparring which is not expected.
I just watched a video where someone got injured and broke his teeth during sparring. Here's the video and all video credit goes to chintya candranaya. You can wear gloves and mouthguards. It will protect yourself and your opponent in case there is an accident.
Sparring is very important and at the same time, taking care of your training partner is also important. Otherwise, you will hurt him or her. So it is highly recommended to wear safety equipment and take care of your partner during sparring.
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