When I trained, we had limited contact...depended where on the body too. Thought was if you trained and pulled all kicks and punches, you were hindered through memory and training if a need arose to actually apply techniques.
You still look like you can kick the crap outta me!
Unfortunately I've have had to use what I've been taught while on active duty, while a deputy sheriff, and during my two years in Iraq. Glad I had and continue to practice, just wish I'd never had to use it. It does work.