The west coast-based Cardboard Tube Fighting League is coming to Brooklyn, offering a safer, legal and less aggressive alternative to the mixed martial arts battles of Ultimate Fighting Championship. Next Sunday, cardboard tube combat takes place in McCarren Park following a Saturday tournament in Philadelphia. Competitors are encouraged to bring cardboard armor and other costumes, but â€œno outside tubes allowedâ€ lest someone does battle with any weapon sturdy enough to do damage.
Also, bring â€œwater, cameras, video cameras, name tags & positive social attitude.â€ And although itâ€™s a free family event, itâ€™s suggested that only â€œonly children above the age of 5â€ actually participate because â€œwelts and possibly bruisesâ€ can be expected. Related: a Washington Square Park battle of fluorescent painted cardboard tubes in April.
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