Female Fight Club Berlin
|Female Fight Club Berlin|
© Female Fight Club Berlin
|Years active||2010 - present|
Its ethos may be summed up as follows:-
There are no rules in the private all-female fight club, just grit and determination as women of all sizes and shapes pit themselves against each other on the mats. For a few hours women, young and old, leave behind whomever they might be to the outside world for the ferocity of the mat, where there are no official regulations or limitations on fighting techniques. Women may fight topless or in whatever gear that makes them feel most powerful. It enables them to throw off the preconceived notions about their gender to compete as equals. It permits and encourages women - who are practising their sport unpaid, for the sheer challenge of combat - to push themselves to the limits of their endurance in a place where they can shed their everyday roles, fears, and inhibitions.