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    throwdon legal question

    what woudl be the legal ramifications if there was a throwdown at a public park? There's quite a few people in the DC area this summer, it seems, but I'm not sure if anyone has somwhere to throw one ...

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    Yeah man, you blew it.

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    grass stains+gi's=annoying as ****, or so I would presume

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    I think having a throwdown in a public park is just asking for trouble. There is chance that you'll attract onlookers and negative attention. The last think you need is random people showing up and wanting to join in. Also well meaning people that don't know what going on might actually think you are fighting and call the cops or something.

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    I thought this thread would concern the underage kids issue, or waivers. Both very important.

    A throwdown in a public park does not pose any immediate negative legal ramifications for being there. Punisher is right about the onlooker problem though, privacy is the thing.

    I have throwndown with buddies in public parks before. Its cool to train outside on uneven ground. No mats, just nature.

    No legal problems forseen, but if it becomes too rowdy, and the cops come, they'll probably try and disband you.
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    be sure to wear gloves, most ppl will realize you guys are just sparring. And ya, spectators will be watching, but thats not always a bad thing. Some of us ARE single you know.

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    Agreed.

    Canada's not so crime-crazy, but I've done some sparring outdoors and it actually tends to interest people more than upset them. Just be sure to be wearing gloves of some type. Police may check you out, but you're not really breaking any rules. Do they stop you doing kata or tai chi (the deadliest of the deadly arts!)?

    Just try to avoid bloodletting. And don't let people you don't know participate, it's just asking for trouble. But be amicable to onlookers. People like to feel validated/involved. Hell, you can even mention the site. I wouldn't put up banners or anything though, since you're not officially sanctioned and don't want to be nailed for some bylaw requiring you to have a license to gather in a public place.
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    would waivers then be a contract between all parties mutually as opposed to between each member and the owner of the place?

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