So my roommates and I were flipping channels when we came across a tournament that mix-matches competitors from different schools of martial arts.
We watched a kickboxer fight a judo wrestler. It was crazy madness! I have never seen a judo match before, and had no idea of the techniques involved in judo. Basically, you trap your competitor in a submission position and beat the shit out of him.
As a pacifist, I found it totally appalling... but strangely, I couldn't take my eyes off of the TV. The same thing happens when I watch boxing or a street fight. I can't help but to be disturbed and intrigued at the same time. Yes, I too am a victim of our hyper-violent society.
Lady Pun, a former kickboxer who actually competed in her day, and Tron, a super lightweight wrestler in high school, found the match exciting. And it was. But I don't know. It just felt awful, with the blood everywhere and all. I feel less guilt watching a pornographic movie.
The judo guy won, by the way. He was pretty awesome.