Over-violent In Sparring + My Injury Photo

On 6th March 2018, a HEMA practitioner by the name of "Ramon Santos" posted a video here: https://www.facebook.com/ramon.santos.35513/videos/10215905103684448/ He was violently thrown on the ground by his opponent, and laid there stunned while the referees called for the medic. A huge discussion happened on Facebook with many condemning the actions of being overly violent in sparring matches. Their comments echoed my sentiments. Which is why I previously disagreed with a particular Sifu's practice of sparring with wooden swords, to the point people getting knocked out after receiving a full blow on the head. In the name of training realistically, not everyone would agree to the risk of such

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