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    Quote Originally Posted by Cybren View Post
    Doesn't germany also have that fencing style where the combatants compete to give each other the manliest scars possible?

    Like the idea is you aren't allowed to dodge and don't wear a face mask?
    Yeah. That's restricted to some ultra-conservative university fraternities, though. From what I hear, it's more a test of courage than a real fighting style (and the distinctive scars serve as admission tickets into the networks of frat alumni).
    There are no wrong threats, only wrong answers. (Strategy game truism)

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    I really think this is mostly about the MMA-scene being 10 years behind the US in large parts of Europe. Sure, you can add a little WW2 trauma, but mostly it's the fact that it is regarded by most (if they have even heard about it) as some kind of biting and eye-gouging human cockfighting thing. Much like the US in the 90s.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cybren View Post
    Doesn't germany also have that fencing style where the combatants compete to give each other the manliest scars possible?

    Like the idea is you aren't allowed to dodge and don't wear a face mask?
    Mensur. Only cuts (not thrusts) to the face are allowed. As little flinching and movement as possible plz.

    Se for example Otto Skorzeny. Most pulp fictionish Nazi ever.

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