The autumn leaves are falling like rain. Although my neighbors are all barbarians and you, you are a thousand miles away, there are always two cups at my table.

T’ang Dynasty poem

Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn, a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter. If your mind isn't clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your life.

~ Wu-men ~


Saturday, September 13, 2014

Six Martial Arts Tournaments

You can't make this stuff up. Below is an excerpt from an article describing six absolutely crazy martial arts tournaments. The full article may be read here.

 Next to sex, there's nothing that delights the old primate tendencies quite like dealing someone a good ol' fist upside the cranium. Sadly, the vast majority of us have candy for an ass and are far too removed from our caveman days to get our own knuckles all scuffed up. So instead, we watch people fight our battles for us on the TV, while assuring all within earshot that we could totally whip their butts if we wanted to (we just don't, and never will want to). But like any spectator event, martial arts tournaments must fight tooth and nail to hold on to our ever more fickle attention spans. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how we end up with certifiably insane competitions like ...

#6. Hip Show

#5. Knight Fighting Leagues

#4. Pillow Fight League

#3. TFC: Team Fighting Championship

2. Russian Wall-on-Wall Fights

#1. Dambe

 

 

 

3 comments:

Paul said...

Thanks for you list Rick.

Rick Matz said...

No plans on entering one of them?

Paul said...

I always keep my options open, in everything...