Taken from the thread "Sparring with no power", in an attempt to explain why I feel I have to use power when sparring (Here, power and strength are used interchangeably):
1)I have to admit that I am afraid I will be tapped out if I don't use strength. And, in most of the cases, I will be tapped by someone who was using strength and not technique. Am I supposed to be ok with that?
2)I haven't got good technique (yet) but at least I fight strong. If I give that up, what will happen to my identity? I know I shouldn't care about what other people think, however, I don't want to be considered "a girl", if you know what I mean.
3)What about all these people who post "I have to cool down when sparring with a woman, can't fight too strong, etc." Won't my "transformation" justify these statements?
I would appreciate some input from female fighters!