What is your opinion on foot fencing?? This is pertaining to the "new" style of sparring that focuses on the use of the front leg as a cut kick. Now, it is being better controlled through new rules but for a while, it was running rampant. Personally, I do not like this technique. Obviously, it has merit or else it would not be used. It has a time and place and it is a valid way to spar. I grew up fighting in a time before electronic hogus where kicks were worth one or two points, we didn't fight on mats and punches rarely scored. Now I'm only 19 so I'm sure some of you fought long before I did. But, I can see that the sport has changed so much since I was a little kid and way more competitive. I think this new idea of front leg fighting has weakened chances for shorter stockier fighters who used to rely on getting in quick and hitting hard. Now, this type of fighter has a harder time, due to the new style of play. Head kicks are way easier to score, and shorter players are now left with fewer tools to use. It also seems like the encouragement to win by a knockout has dramatically decreased. Those shorter fighters use to rely on the heavy kicks to the body and to the head to cripple the opponent which to my observation has decreased. What are your thoughts on this topic??