Sparring is such a crucial part of one's training because it allows you to put your training and knowledge to the test! But because it is extremely intimate and can be dangerous, there are a lot of (unwritten) rules that most athletes follow. So here's a story on one of the top worst sparring sessions I haveever had.
Back when I was visiting Bali to host one of myTrain + Travel camps, I met the Muay Thai instructor at the gym we were attending. Now typically, this gym offers a lot of HIIT and a recreational Muay Thai class. The instructor asked to join my sparring sessions that I host with a group of 12 other individuals because he doesn't typically get the chance to spar. Of course, I gladly welcomed him to join, and for the safety of my students, I wanted to be the first person to spar him.