Using racing harness for sparring

Discussion in 'Disabled Martial Artists' started by UserName0, Sep 1, 2018.

  1. UserName0

    UserName0 Valued Member

    hey this might sound a bit crazy but has anyone thought of using a HANS device in sparring to prevent concussion?

    If you don’t know what a HANS device is then suggest you google it but it’s basically a racing harness that keeps the helmet from moving.

    What say you MA planet?
     
  2. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Valued Member MAP 2017 Gold Award

    Nope. They wouldn't really be necessary.
     
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  3. axelb

    axelb Master of Office Chair Fu Supporter

    It looks like it would prevent you from moving your head, increasing the chance of getting hit!
     
  4. Van Zandt

    Van Zandt Mr. High Kick

    Pointless because you're not exposed to the same forces in sparring as a 70mph car crash.

    Unless you get kicked in the face by Saenchai. Then no protective equipment will help you.
     
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  5. aikiMac

    aikiMac "BJJ Over 40" club member Moderator Supporter

    I did google it (because I didn't know what it was). The info I saw said it primarily prevents a backward motion of the head. Secondarily, it restricts rotation. That's a nice idea for boxing, but the priorities are backwards. Brain injury in boxing mostly comes from rotation -- a sharp hook to the jaw/cheek spins the head too fast. So, it might work, but it probably needs some redesign.
     
  6. UserName0

    UserName0 Valued Member

    Yeah it would definitely need a redesign and the restricted head movement might make it safer but pointless because it could promote bad habits. It was just something i’ve been thinking about.
     

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