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  1. Mr. Mantis is offline
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    One Ambulance, Eleven Cops...

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Most states have laws that prohibit prizefighting without the proper licensure. That is the jist of this statute.

    A throwdown is not the same, the purpose behind the law is to prevent people from doing their own backyard fighting matches, with wagers and prize money.

    There might be a local ordinance that prohibits "free sparring in a public park". Unless it gets out of hand there shouldn't be a problem.

    We have a 1st amendment right to assemble. No money or any other "consideration" is being passed, other than martial knowledge.

    The purpose is the furtherance of an art form.

    I would argue that they are not "fights"

    There is no prize for being better
    There is no conflict born out of anger

    How is it a fight?

    Also, your dojo is a private place, not "public".
    “We are surrounded by warships and don’t have time to talk. Please pray for us.” — One Somali Pirate.
  2. HAPKO3 is offline
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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I wouldn't worry about the police or the laws as long as it's obvious that you're TRAINING as opposed to having a fight club of some sort. The worst that can happen is you'll be asked to leave.
    You say what about my rice?
  3. Chungmoomonkey is offline

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    My Studio is in maryland i can see what is up we are like 15 minutes from DC
    Last edited by Chungmoomonkey; 5/16/2004 11:21pm at .
  4. Zeddy is offline

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    The Adelaide Mini-Throwdown will be in a park. I've trained there before with a club, and there were no problems besides some hecklers.

    However, from what I understand in Singapore you can be arrested for sparring in public. Keep in mind that Singapore is what I think people call a police state.
  5. Rashomon is offline

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I think that if you somehow marked off some "turf" and maybe had something pseudo-official-looking, like a sign, water cooler, whatever, that people would get the idea that you guys were just having some friendly matches. Throw on some gloves, and you should be ok.

    The biggest problem, I would think, would be attracting "unsavory" characters. The last thing you need is some punk showing up and escalating the throwdown from friendly sparring and technique exchanges to actual fights.
  6. Chungmoomonkey is offline

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    Posted On:
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     Style: Tang Soo Do/ BJJ

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    any1 not from Dc dont underestimate the security the cops there yell at u for anything but ya mabey put like soem caution tape or something around the area and deffinantly wear gis and gloves.
  7. Zeddy is offline

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Man, gis get grass stains easy. :(
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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    definately not in DC. Over in the maryland and virginia side it should be so bad.
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