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Street fight in Russia

Street fight in Russia

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gratefulphish420

I wonder how long that went on for, were there rounds and how did they know what side won?


JubaM24

You count the dead bodies


Fett2

Only true count is empty vodka bottles.


HickorySplits

That's more a measurement of time than anything else.


shady8x

This is Russia, they only count one out of ten dead bodies.


Bananus_Magnus

Oh we have those in Poland, usually one side will be overwhelmed and either retreat or end up in fetal positions on the ground trying to protect their heads from kicks or punches, depending on the rules. edit: example https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HtnV2M1pAc


SAFE-OPINION

Sign me up for a league where when a person falls on the ground, they do not continue to get kicked repeatedly in the head


_Neoshade_

Seriously. There’s nothing sporting about that.


Dolt-Dragoman

> end up in fetal positions on the ground trying to protect their heads from kicks or punches What would be the point of allowing people to brutally kick the heads of guys who are already totally down? What's even the reasoning there? Do they keep it going until everyone is "disabled" entirely? Is there a way to surrender to make the beating stop?


Bananus_Magnus

Not sure what the point is, this seems to be the "culture" of those events, someone started doing this at some point and the other side started doing this in return and now its just how it is. Surprisingly (sadly?) there is very few reports of this resulting in death or disability. Most people are happy that they found a way to vent their aggression on each other instead of on the rest of society. What I find interesting is that they are ultra patriotic and like to consider themselves as warriors, so if there was ever a war they would probably be hailed as heroes due to their fearlessness and will to fight for Poland. They don't have the discipline to join the military though so there just isn't much room for them in a normal peaceful society.


optom

I don't think someone understands how wars are fought now... Actually were wars ever fought without weapons?


YourLovelyMother

It's more about the complete disregard for personal safety or fear of harm.


allothernamestaken

Now that's fucked up. At least the other guys were basically just boxing. With gloves.


yeahsurethingwhatevr

Ultras?


peanutbuttertesticle

My interest in participating in that is literally 0.


jflip07

I think you can say the user name checks out here


LoyalRoyalist

These are typically a last-team-standing kind of a deal, where you are no longer considered a combatant after hitting the ground (voluntarily or otherwise).


misterbondpt

No rounds. It's over in less than 5 minutes that's for sure.


toeofcamell

Technically it’s a *grass fight


613vc420

First thing I thought. It’s a field!


Snidrogen

Looks like a CTE Convention


kristospherein

Underrated Comment.


Super-Brka

literature debate club?


godlinking

dead poets society


Alyeskas_ghost

Algonquin Pound Table


typhoidtimmy

Man those Dostoevsky thematic arguments are rough as *fuck*.


pavel_lishin

Chess tournament.


maxk1236

Reenacting The Outsiders.


garimho

More like the illiterate debate club


dirbss

This is what i expected from the Josh fight. Man, that was a let down.


RyvenZ

what ever happened with that? edit: oh, boring, good natured fun... more "family picnic" than even intramural sports


Guitar_Kid_96

And a kid won


chuckliddelnutpunch

This is why the Bruce's need to have a meet up.


Guitar_Kid_96

Kid would be slush by then


emperorOfTheUniverse

Any of the actual combative Josh's know better than to show up to an event like that. It's either a gathering of naive Josh's, like this one turned out to be, or it's a massacre by one, less naive Josh that stands over a pile of dead bodies, only to be assassinated by a semi-seasoned Josh from a distance. Most of us operate from the shadows. In the end, there can be none. I've said too much. Death to _all_ the Josh's.


PrometheusTNO

Seeking participants for a large-scale concussion after-effects study.


ZZartin

How long does it take to get from this to the purge?


jvpewster

Idk but the asshole wearing headgear while throwing blindly is subtly escalating it there lol


PoopyOleMan

I mean that’s a smart asshole, needs technique, but still smart to headgear


jvpewster

Obviously it’s just kinda a dick move to wear a helmet while whaling on people without it lol


PoopyOleMan

Lol agree but an even more dick move? Wrap your hands in tape and go bare knuckle lol even the roided beefcakes won’t stand to a decent technique fist bump to the head


Ansiremhunter

you do way more damage with boxing gloves. You will fuck up your hands bareknuckling skulls. One of the reasons bare knuckle boxing is safer than boxing


PoopyOleMan

Bare knuckle boxing is only safer than boxing in that bare knuckle is so brutal that fights will get stopped early. Boxing is more dangerous only due to the padded blows that allow a fight to last longer than it should. That’s why I said padded bare knuckles / hand wraps...this does more damage than a padded punch. You don’t have to believe me, but there have been studies proving the impact of bare knuckle over boxing gloves https://fightnomads.com/do-boxing-gloves-do-more-damage


Ansiremhunter

They also talked in the article how in bare knuckle boxing fighters know they can break their hands when striking. Skulls are thick and will do damage to your hands. Body blows are the preferred strikes for bare knuckle whereas you have the padding to not damage your hands with headshots in boxing. I guess adding padding/wraps to bare knuckles would probably do the most damage of both


PoopyOleMan

Agree. Not worth busting up your knuckles and wrists. But you’re right about body shots. Imagine one of these guys just prowling and launch liver shots to the body, bare knuckle/wrapped. Fall like dominoes then just move to the next one lol Ok maybe put a helmet on and targeted liver shots, then invincible


PM_me_yr_bonsai_tips

Really that boxing headgear is mostly to prevent cuts, it doesn’t do a lot to take the edge off big punches and it reduces your field of vision. It can also get bumped around and cover your eyes even more. I can see why most wouldn’t want one.


PoopyOleMan

Agree prevents cuts, and lessens the blows of unsuspecting sucker punches and back of the head


socks

Looks theraputic to me. Could be an Olympic sport. Italians have a similar sport, dating back to the medieval period, and likely with more injuries. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3yxVPRv3cU


underneonloneliness

Looks like a good way to let off steam. I bet they all sit down together after and have a few pints... of vodka


arsehole2mods

They get fuuuuuuucked up. More like the hospital. Look it up. It's fucking nuts.


kaam00s

I mean... People all around the world used to do this, but with spears, it's nothing new.


shady8x

All it takes is 1 word authorizing a purge, from the government. Russia has a long history of those so although there would be a lot of good people opposed to such things, I have no doubt there would also be plenty that would immediately choose to participate... and they would start with those that opposed it.


Volomon

"Street fight"....everyone shows up prepped with gloves.


sharknice

And they're fighting on the grass


Zeroc0n

And I bet not everyone knew everyone’s pronoun either. That’s the real problem.


smurfsoldier42

r/onejoke


octaviosergio2

loaded gloves FTFY


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reddogg81

Haymaker convention


paigezero

That's not a street, my dude.


LoyalRoyalist

This is a modern rendition of an age-old tradition of "stenka na stenku", which translates kinda close to "clash of walls". Basically, it is a no-ill-will, organized mass fight between two crowds of equal size for the prize of bragging rights; typically between young men of neighboring communities (although, the teams can be drafted through other means).


the_hermit92

If you pause at 0.04 secs guy closest to the camera looks like Khabib. That'll be a no from me on that fight.


matagad

im pretty sure that heavier guys than him have no problems with dealing with him


ovarova

what's that to do with hermit?


wolfwood67

Ladies and gentlemen, I present you the Sergei fight. Last man standing gets to keep the name.


blastcat4

There's something weirdly wholesome about all this.


SyntheticRx

Can we get members of Congress to do this? Like once a year, make it a televised event, red shirts vs. blue shirts duking it out on the House floor.


AnEffinMarine

Congress vs voters. Even numbers. You have to fight, to get on the ballot.


Dolt-Dragoman

> Can we get members of Congress to do this? Like once a year, make it a televised event, red shirts vs. blue shirts duking it out on the House floor. Have you seen the [RTJ music video for "Nobody Speak"](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUC2EQvdzmY) that uses pretty much that premise? It's actually super well done in my opinion.


gotnonickname

Russia took Boxing Day literally.


titanicx

That's not a street fight. That's an organized event.


imbalance24

> street fight > shows a field with grass Typical russian street, uh uh


hanadecks

I'm seriously gonna need some context here. Anyone know what's going on? A festival for a giant group boxing match? Winner gets crowned something?


Utopia157

There was an indepence day in Russia recently and that's a part of a festival dedicated to russian culture that took place that day. Its a battle 100 vs 100 and the winner team got nothing besides hugs from other team AFAIK.


Nox_Arcane

It makes me happy to see them wear protection, i have watched several videos where they don't use anything


throwaway1f

"I'll trade you some brain damage for some brain damage" No wonder trump supporters are so pro-russia


gr8sk8

Russian Dzhosh (Josh) Fight! There can be only Джош!


Blerp-blerp

And this is why men don’t live as long as women.


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Blerp-blerp

Yep, I am in no way surprised.


Mocker-Poker

1999? seriously? it's 2021 already, dude


LayneCobain95

In the U.S., some “patriot” would most definitely take a pistol out and kill someone during this


Chef_Imma_Beast

Absolutely. Especially if a brown person/team started winning.


LayneCobain95

Or someone openly gay accidentally brushing against them


gaizkin

Humanity...


xeneize93

You talk bad about this but we need this. We have 2 choices. We can all smoke a joint and fix our problems or we can duke it out


TheNightBench

Have fun with your crushed windpipes. I'll be over there ---> on the weed train.


xeneize93

Nope I’m on the sideline smoking weed watching everyone else fight


PirateEagle

NGL, this looks kinda fun? They have boxing gloves on, won't leave too much damage, right? If it is all agreed upon beforehand, why not. I'd join. I'd get my ass beat, but still.


boeheim03

Boxing gloves are padded so they result in fewer cuts to the opponents head and obviously less damage to the boxers hand. But because of their weight, they produce more concussions. So the damage is a mixed bag. It’s counterintuitive, but ultimately boxing gloves make fighting more dangerous, not less.


Kossyhasnoteeth

>boxing gloves make fighting more dangerous I'm skeptical of this comment.


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40Katopher

Gloves are more hand protection than head protection. Throwing a hook without gloves on is pretty likely to break your hand of you dont land it right. The only reason modern boxing is safer than pre-gloves pugilism is because of the other rules to protect hurt fighters (like making sure they are okay when they get up)


rolllingthunder

Look at sports that are contact with near-zero gear (wrestling, rugby) compared to football (US). The concussion argument is very real. I would assume damaging/feeling more impact on your hands makes people less likely to continue throwing blind haymakers like one of the dudes in the video. It's people who think they aren't as likely to be injured engaging in more risk because of it.


aitigie

Not much (sanctioned) face punching in wrestling though


aitigie

It's not a new argument. I don't know who's right, but it makes sense - gloves allow the wearer to put a ton of force into their opponent's skull without breaking their hand. They might not break skin but a concussion isn't great news either.


Mudders_Milk_Man

Your skepticism is misplaced. Boxing gloves were never about making the hits less dangerous for the person getting hit. They protect the wearer's hands (punching people in the head tends to wreck hands quickly). They actually result in more damage to head of the one getting hit, due to the impact being 'deepened' and making concussions and other internal trauma mote common.


smartsocialist

what about the headgear?


Mudders_Milk_Man

Head gear does help the wearer somewhat. The impact force is partially slowed and spread out *before* it contacts the wearer.


keetojm

Depends. A lucky shot to the jaw might knock someone out. Might lose a few teeth, or wind up with a broken nose. Or maybe nothing but a few bruises.


Icarus_skies

If you don't consider concussions, lost teeth, broken facial muscles, separated ocular nerve (leading to blindness) or any other host of injuries "too much damage," then... yeahhh, sure kid.


PM_me_yr_bonsai_tips

Boxers experience injuries all the way up to death. You realise they fight with gloves too, right? And that’s one on one, not this crazy shit.


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phenomen

I grew up in Russia, and we had similar fights in the 90s - school vs. school and class vs. class. It was a bit more chaotic and without boxing gloves, of course. What you see on this video - 2 "patriotic clubs" are clashing. The government usually sponsors those, and their meatheads are used against political opposition. The winner will get more funding the following year.


Dolt-Dragoman

> What you see on this video - 2 "patriotic clubs" are clashing. The government usually sponsors those, and their meatheads are used against political opposition. The winner will get more funding the following year. All of the worst autocratic regimes figure out that bands of street thugs are an invaluable tool for invoking fear in the general population while maintaining plausible deniability. It's why groups like the Proud Boys should be taken seriously as threats and fully prosecuted as soon as they step out of line, which they always do almost immediately. Once an autocratic ruler can shelter these violent groups from real accountability, he's very close to seizing complete control. It's a major element of many right wing coups historically.


Grinny_Smile

I swear to God that fuckin place gets weirder every day


axletee

song is Аким Апачев - Лето и Арбалеты [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ido0BFRO9fY](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ido0BFRO9fY)


Puzzleheaded-Bed-907

We love Russians, proper men


ryan2stix

Not primitive at all.. and we wonder why aliens won't come chill with us


ovarova

honestly I doubt theres a lot we could do to impress interstellar travellers


nghost43

Better than straight up war


postyx

Is this the Russian Josh fight?


FunctionBuilt

Great fucking way to die by getting popped in the back of the head by a haymaker with no warning.


BlueberryNo3773

If this was in the US they would all have guns


majora_gg

I would attend one of these in a heartbeat


deepsea333

There was no street.


DannyBigD

In Russia everywhere is street.


Straw-berry

Some of them had headgear on, that's not fair!


Octosphere

More like a field fight


Michirox

[relevant](https://giphy.com/embed/ailnj2AMt9e9i)


Gunnyhighway24

FUUUUUUUUCK YESSSSSS!!!


RoninRobot

Meh. Reminds me of punk mosh pits in the ‘90s.


Flybabyfly2

SPARTA!


Horribunny

I hope they were wearing protection.


LayneLowe

Who are the teams?


SisterOdeliasRevenge

Charming.


randomcanyon

How the next US President will be chosen. Or so it seems.


DustBunny132

Anybody know the song name that’s playing


phuckmydoodle

Man it started off pretty tame but didn't take long


egg1234567890

u/savevideo


Theycallmechingon87

Holy shit! Y'all crazy as shit, that's for sure


VelvetThunderCat

u/savevideo


IntelligentWorth8

holy fk lol id love to join in one of those


ChicoDusty_Da3rd

u/getvideobot


stevief150

I wouldn’t expect anything less from Russia


lihuud

Now *that* is a Donnybrook if I’ve ever seen one


SALTYxNUTZ12

The UFC in the year 2050.


The_Kebab_Guy

Does anyone know the song name?


dallasdude

Preview of cobra Kai season 4


Starkiller_3

Grass fight in Russia


MrProficient

You mean just a normal Tuesday in Russia, right?


KuSi833

Song name?


mrpotatonutz

We need this in the US badly


darkedgefan

Why? What was the reason for this ?


Akagaminosh

u/savevideo


Kase1

At least they wore gloves?


Charmandzard

Part of me wants to do this but the other half knows somebody is gonna hit me and I'm gonna cry.


SerSlog

That's not a street fight. It's a field battle.


hannahvilla

r/OfcItsRussia


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Ah yes, looks like highschool in Texas.


kamibara

Not even on the street tho.


CharlieMcN33l

You sure that’s not Holland? Cause I see a lot of windmills.


MikeCass84

*Lawn fight


Detroit808

This needs to happen in Compton and Chicago just settle it w the gloves the old fashioned way 🥊


slorebear

"street fight" ok nerd


Dubscityg

I would love to see the UFC do a 3v3 match


destroyer70813

Josh fight Level 2


Drunkin_wisconsin

Reminds me of the time when some friends got together, did a ton of coke until we couldn't feel our faces...and I hear, "Hey, punch me"


AlbinoWino11

Comrade...vere ees street?? I must break you.


Checker_of_Vibes1

Wrong. That’s a field fight.


steep_heap

There used to be a MMA style fight like this but it was only 5v5. It was basically last man standing. No rounds.


crockett5

Is this the "Ivan fight" everyone fights for the right to be the one real "Ivan"?


akolozvary

Reminds me of the 80s royal rumble


firejuggler74

I feel like the Israelis and Palestinians need to do this to let off some steam.


d4nkn3ss

It's just the YouTubers VS TikTok


foonasty

In Russia, street fight you.


uThor52

The Great Outdoor Fight


ShawdoSlayer

You know there’s that ONE guy actually going for knockouts in there.


WuziMuzik

im sorry but i had to downvote. that is definitely not a street fight. that is a field fight.


Jobypostup

Josh fight: electric boogaloo


VeryFrknAnnoyin

Some came with head gear...lol .. the smart ones . I'd line my gloves with lead. I do it for Mother Russia!!


yaMomsChestHair

Communism. You get hit, we all get hit.


Miburui

Historians: we will never know what ancient melee battles were like. Russians:


Samaxhant

u/savevideo


rubbleTelescope

#CTE for you and you and you and you....


LennyBrisco01

Did they all shower together afterwards?


TenraxHelin

Honestly, that looks fun


SuspendedAgain239

thats hardly a street fight...looks more like a family reunion


kunseung

How many of them were named josh?


UpStairsTugRub

Lawn fight*


MitchHedberg

Isn't this how you get omni-mans race?


gwazmalurks

Russian internet trolls?


TheLastSon222

Group boxing ….. yea that’s dumb


postapocalive

This looks like a lot of fun.


tjmug

r/theocho