I'd be interested in a straw poll of the karateka who are regulars around here... Karate, as much as any martial art, has a broad spectrum of contact levels. You've got knockdown clubs that do full-contact bare-knuckle fighting. You've got people who are crossing over to MMA or at least MMA training methodologies. But then you've got clubs that literally don't spar, or have such things as "no-contact sparring" where every technique is supposed to be stopped an inch from your opponent's skin. And in the middle you've got "light contact," which can be continuous or point stop, and can be interpreted in different schools as anything from "kiss contact" to thumping hits that make audience members wince twenty feet away. I think all of us would agree that you need contact to learn fighting ability. But particularly in an age of CTE awareness, and for those of us who aren't in our 20s anymore, it's not a simple question of more = better. So...with contact levels, what's your sweet spot? And does your current dojo cater to that?