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« Reply #45 on: March 21, 2004, 11:56:31 pm »

Sure, but there are many differences.

A: You wear padding.
B: You have LOTS of practice
C: You learn more about the human body then you would ever care to know. (Do you know were all the arteries are and how to treat a hit to the ribs?)

All these bring down the risk, not to mention the fact that we have a trainer near by incase something happens. But to be sure, yes there is a risk. (Of course when you think about it there is a risk when getting out of the bathtub.)
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« Reply #46 on: March 21, 2004, 11:58:11 pm »

It really doesn't. How can it bring down the risk if all we're doing pretty much is hitting each other in the arms. Just because you have pads on, essentially you're doing the same types of things. If anything, in some sports the risk is much greater. Take football for instance.
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« Reply #47 on: March 22, 2004, 12:00:09 am »

So your fights are rather long then? i mean, if you punch lightly enough to be sure there is no damage (which isn't very hard), and only in arms and chest area, you could probably go on for hours, or until one person is bored. Doesn't sound stress relieving to me, but each to their own I suppose. Oh, excellent points about kidney and ribs, you don't really need to hit that hard to make permanent damage, humans aren't as though as we'd like to believe. Also, I'm still curious as to how you recruit people for this fight club of yours. And how you can ensure that a new recruit wont accidentally break rules in his first few fights.

EDIT: Also, I'm unsure if "hitting eachother in the arms" qualifies as very much fighting at all....
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« Reply #48 on: March 22, 2004, 12:01:30 am »

We are not talking about football

What about that 10% that got through the arms?
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« Reply #49 on: March 22, 2004, 12:05:12 am »

Your body isnt invulnearable. It your frequently being hit you can do some serious damage.
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« Reply #50 on: March 22, 2004, 12:07:09 am »

No, the fights are not long, because along with hitting each other there's a great deal of running and dodging. We're punching hard enough to make bruises, which hurts enough.

Falcon, the way I see it, there are many other things which take much higher risks then what we're doing. Ever play paintball? I mentioned football because of the amount of bruises and injuries you get comparitively when you play.

Falcon and Lukipela, would you ever play a game of painball? Honestly. And why do people play paintlball?
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« Reply #51 on: March 22, 2004, 12:09:45 am »

No - I have never played paintball. Either way, as long as you were the proper gear you should be fine. As appose to fighting, if you have enough force to bruise a arm, you have enough force to break a:
Wrist,
Arm,
Elbow,
Rib,
Kidney,
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« Reply #52 on: March 22, 2004, 12:10:10 am »

The appeal of playing paintball is the idea of shooting people without killing them. The bruises are a bad side of painball not a good one.
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« Reply #53 on: March 22, 2004, 12:12:12 am »

That doesn't matter though, chrispy, I see fighting the same asplaying paintball, as far as risks are concerned.

Falcon, it doesn't matter. Just answer me this. would you condone playing football?
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« Reply #54 on: March 22, 2004, 12:14:02 am »

Depending on how hard you bruise, that can still cause damage to some more sensitive spots on your body. And as I stated earlier, accidents do happen, and are more likely to do so if you're running and dodging a lot, this means a punch aimed at the ribs may well hit the face of someone, or the groin for that matter, depending on the skill of the combatants. Unsupervised you can still getyourself into trouble.

Also, I notice a slight hesitation on your part as to reply to my inquiry on how you recruit people to this fight club of yours, and how you supervise them until you can be sure they meet the standards you need.

As for paintball.. Well, I've never played, even though I've been present at some events. As long as you don't fire upon eachother from too close up, and wear protective clothing you'll be fine. But then again, yuo seldom hear anyone claiming paintball to be completely safe, the odd ball can still do horrific damage if it strays. The proper precautions can minimize the risk (as a trainer, or a martial arts club would do in your case), but asure, the risk never completely vanishes.

As to why they play it. Why do you hit your friends for fun, albeit in a friendly fashion? Different strokes for different folks.

EDIT: Dammit with the one line answers, I'm lagging behind here because I try to put some thought into my replies. Also, being a smug european I play soccer, not that brutish thing you call football.
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« Reply #55 on: March 22, 2004, 12:14:26 am »

Not at all!!!! - I just would not play it if I did not feel comfortable in the gear. That is my mind - I think that if you fell comfortable with the risk then by all means go and have a great time!  
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« Reply #56 on: March 22, 2004, 12:17:38 am »

It wasn't hesitation, it's hard to keep arguing with 4 people at once. I'd be glad to tell you that we only invite close friends of ours so the fights don't get out of hand. There really isnt a recruiting process, they just fight if they want to, and give up if they need to. No banning, no pressure.

Exactly, but there are forms of paintball which you're failing to address which people play all the time, such as speedball(unlimited range). In which the risks of getting hurt are so much greater then what we're doing.
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« Reply #57 on: March 22, 2004, 12:18:53 am »

repetition can do serious damage.
Your all talking about football, but tenis (yes tenis) is very dangerous.
The repetative motion causes permanent damage. Not brocken bones, but worn joints.
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« Reply #58 on: March 22, 2004, 12:18:54 am »

I simple would not play it. If you read my post again than you will understand. As long as YOU are comfortable with it than by all means go!
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« Reply #59 on: March 22, 2004, 12:19:49 am »

well, good falcon. Then we're in agreement. Because even with pads, the risk of getting hurt in football, as opposed to the fight club i'm in as much greater. agreed? I mean look at the yearly injuries of football players. I think theres some kind of chart somewhere.
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