What do the persons in here that pratice martial arts think about that type of condition that has the objective of making your body more resilient to impact? What I mean by this is things like striking your own shin with your oposite leg ankle.
I was thinking about designing some kind of "program" in wich I would strike all the parts of my body (except for the neck and head), gently at first, then gradually increasing the force soo as to improve my fisical endurance against strikes. Also, I think something like that may make me less afraid to take hits during sparring sessions (I'm a Muay Thai noob and still have those kind of non controled fear based reactions during some spars, kind like erratic movements that ultimatly leave me at a disavantage. I guess I'm still afraid to get hurt althrought I know my training partners wont hurt me seriously, they are not stupid and we wear protection.)
I want to know what the wise tribe in here thinks about this ideia. Is it worth it? Maybe unnecessarily dangerous in some way? Am I going to be waisting my time and so should allow time (and pratice) make my body more apt to take strikes without breaking something (mostly my concentration)?
I really don't know if this is a stupid question, but I would really love to read some answers from other more experienced martial artists...
Thanks for reading, will be very thankfull for answers. Have a nice one!