Well I for one think its absolutely amazing!! Out of all the women I have met in my life, the most calm, caring, confident and beautiful women have been martial artists. Not only that, the men that train with them respect them highly. It might be animalistic but we are animals. We learn to fight so that we don't have to. A picture of two women beating the crap out of each other in a competition makes it look worse than it is. The mental training is the most important aspect. It teaches you to be comfortable in your own skin which I personally believe is rare in society these days, especially in women, yet it is SO important.
Turn up to a gym/dojo/fightclub and meet some of these women for yourself. The media makes them look like monsters when in fact they would make incredible role models for your daughters and sons.
Real wrestling, as in greco-roman at the olympics, is quite good to watch but the other type is insulting and stupid. Boxing is just beyond idiotic. Female boxing is even worse. Why not just hit yourself in the head with a meat tenderiser until you have brain damage?!
To intentionally hit, punch, kick another person is criminal, IMHO.
Don't even like male participation in these so-called 'sports'.
'Punch drunk' is a real condition. Just look at, & listen to, Muhammed Ali.
And for females', who've lighter, less muscle protective frames, it's beyond the pale.
In ancient times, the athleticism of males was admired. Nowadays, it's all about the MONEY!
Personally, I'd like to see boxing, & wrestling totally banned for men, & women.
It's appalling to watch, & long-term physical, & mental health issues follow for life.
And it's just grossly stupid to do that to yourself, as well.
I think it is ugly.l hate those pugilistic sports and cage fighting . Male. Female. No matter who does it , it is wrong. In Melbourne, some men started a fight at a pub, directly after watching one of these fights. Men have testosterone which can cause violent behaviour and the need to ' prove' who is the toughest. Men have had to be strong throughout history to protect their homes, possessions, and their woman, even in Neanderthal times. So, why do women have to ?? I don't think it is necessary for men or women. It is bad enough watching men do it , than women who are at least half their size. I wonder how women get into these sports....were they the school bully or something?
I do not like wrestling or boxing at all,whether done by males or females!! Having had a very bad fall where I smashed my face and ended up in hospital for a week with broken nose and eye socket(in 3 places!!!) I simply cannot comprehend why on earth anyone would want to risk such injuries on a regular basis.The ner4ves in the left side of my face are permanently damaged and the sight in the left eye has been badly compromised because of the damage done just by falling down 3 little steps which I use about 50 times every single day! I looked like I had gone 10 rounds with Mike Tyson and lost every single one of them!!!! Pretty great for special effects though,especially as I was in hospital over the New Years Eve week!! And NO!! I had NOT been drinking! This occurred at 7 a.m. on a Sunday morning,as I was about to feed my dogs!!! I think these are just very stupid and dangerous ways to entertain or earn money!!! NOTHING will ever change my mind! By the way,I felt this way long before my accident!
Thanks Donjo for your kind words!! It was 3oth Dec 2012Basically,I had blacked out so I was totally unaware of the fall happening until I hit the tiled floor with my face!! It is the most frightening thing which has happened in the past few years,that's for sure!! But after I came to,and saw the blood,my brain went into overdrive and I got ice packs,towels,and then phoned the ambulance!!! Amazing what the brain does in crisis! When I am conscious I am pretty good at relaxing if I am about to lose my balance.I used to go ice skating as a kid and we soon learned the ins and outs of avoiding injury!!I guess something like you with your horse-riding!!
I loathe it. I personally think that blokes get some sexual gratification out of it ….I don't know why I think that. But there seems to be something cruel or sadistic in it for the VIEWER. Also with pugilists, something like the viewer has a blood lust. It should be banned. It is sick.