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Sparring using a Chinese dao (sword) and gun (staff) - wearing Japanese gi, not traditional wushu outfits

Sparring is a form of training common to many combat sports. Although the precise form varies, it is essentially relatively 'free-form' fighting, with enough rules, customs, or agreements to make injuries unlikely. By extension, argumentative debate is sometimes called "verbal sparring".

Sparring sections
Intro  Differences between styles   Use and sport   Muay thai    MMA    Names and types   References  

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