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 ~


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Team Martial Arts Sports?

Calcio Florentino is an old sport from Florence Italy, which is experiencing a modern revival. It's part rugby, part MMA.

Enjoy.


2 comments:

Zacky Chan said...

I don't get it. It's rubgy but if you get bored you just half-fight the people around you? Interesting. Very interesting, what us humans get into. Don't think I'll be joining the local club though.

Paul said...

"Of the 27 players on each side, as many as ten of them are often considered brawlers. These players usually come from boxing, wrestling, and MMA backgrounds, and it is their job to essentially knock out the opponent. The brawlers from each side will usually ignore the whereabouts of the ball, and instead engage in combat with one another throughout the duration of the match. "

The REAL ruby players have to avoid the brawlers, while brawlers have to protect their REAL ruby players and at the same time attack other team's REAL players as well as engaging in fighting with, and hopefully knocking out (in which case they will end up outnumbering the other team with brawlers and hence in a more advantageous position to attack the REAL players), the opposing team's brawlers.

To have an edge in winning, better REAL players together with better brawlers are needed.

One forbidden rule only: kick to the face.

A brutal team sports with workable rules.