Workout 16 (officially). First time sparring since last November or December, and it was the "Advanced Sparring" class at Evolution. I wasn't nervous (and I usually am before sparring), there wasn't an adrenaline dump, but I must have been pretty tense because the cardio aspect of it killed me. We did three sets of five two minute rounds, and after the second set I was wiped. I'd like to think my cardio is pretty good, but I think I need to take it to the next level to be able to push the pace more consistently.
Notes from Brandon:
1) keep your hands up
2) pay attention to their hands more
3) move your head
4) let your hands go; "kicks score points but punches win fights"
5) know what to do when they flurry
I also caught a girl's kick and punched her real hard in the nose. I feel terrible about that. :(