Okay, Just made a move back to Uni and thus switched clubs (kickboxing), I've had my first session and BLIMEY there was a difference [be warned, I'm about to make a cardinal sin by judging a club after one session]... Old club focused on light contact competitions (instructor being multi-champ at this) new club is full contact ('cos Varsity competitions are full contact). I've decided that full contact combinations are bloody slow**, and I need to get hand wraps or I'll explode my wrists . It'll be an interesting learning experience switching clubs - I'm looking forward to it (mostly). Anyone got interesting reminiscences on making the change from light to full contact? Or advice on the differing mindsets? PS. Thread title was what I thought about 5 minutes into lesson when I noticed the difference in my rear roundhouse strength between normal and reverse stances :hammer: **Yer, I know this isn't true IRL - The lesson focused getting power into your jabs, when let loose free style I think people were 'setting' themselves before each strike - 'tis odd to see 2 punches unloaded in the time I'd previously expected to see at least 3 punches and a kick.