Re: High(er) Intensity Weapons
This kind of light sparring is a safe way to open up the real unknowns one faces in genuine physical conflict. Forms, especially when practiced without this understanding of sparring, tend to give one an inflated and fallacious idea of how one will handle someone creative attempts to "get you".
Light sparring is the first step in understanding dynamic interaction. The next step is facing violent and aggressive attacks. Then malicious attacks (not for Dojo training).