When you stick-fight without helmets, I am really convinced there is a subliminal control that that holds you back from striking the other guy's head.
I saw a new "Sayoc" video clip(?) (at least I think I saw Keir there in the crowd) of two guys stick-fighting in the woods and others jeering and yelling. Must have been some camp. Sticks. No gear. OF course the fight became a ground wrestling match because neither would/could deliver realistic, fight-ending stick blows.
BUt, one in the crowd viciously repeatedly yelled, "Billy, hit him in the head!" Which is easy for this idiot in the crowd to yell. He won't go to jail.
Of course Billy couldn't hit Johnny in the unprotected head. Billy would kill, or seriously injure his friend. Billy would be arrested. There would be no telling what would happen to Johnny. A shattered skull? What? An ambulance would have to arrive. All for some stupid camp in the woods led by morons who don't understand the basic principles of proper training?
Comments under the film clip, made by other unenlightened idiots, claim, "THAT's real fighting." and so forth. They look so "big and tough," but what they were doing was abstract, unreal and stupid.
Their fight without head shots is unreal.
Their fight WITH helmeted head shots is also unreal.