What It Is And Why We Need It:
The term “primitive” is often used to refer to life before civilization. While it may seem like a negative connotation, it actually refers to the way humans lived prior to agriculture and urbanization. Primitives were hunter gatherers or farmers. They had no cities, no roads, no technology, and they didn’t have any modern conveniences such as electricity or running water.
These primitive peoples could live without these things because they relied on their natural abilities to survive.
While some primitives did use tools, they weren’t necessarily skilled craftsmen. Some simply made simple items out of wood or stone, such as throwing sticks or spears. Others would make weapons from animal bones and hide. Still others would just gather wild plants and herbs for food and medicinal purposes.
There was no need for them to build anything.
Some tribes even practiced cannibalism. People ate each other when necessary, but there wasn’t much concern over what exactly happened after death. It was thought that if someone died, then they were gone forever. If they weren’t eaten immediately, then they might return later with new members or perhaps another tribe would come across their remains and eat them too.
It Wasn’t Until The Dawn of Civilization That Religion, Technology and Science Began To Take Root…
These days, people don’t really think about how primitive life was for our ancestors. They didn’t have any understanding of the after life, or the past. Even doctors had little idea what caused diseases or what could cure them. Many people were afraid of the dead, because they thought the spirits of the dead might come back to harm them in some way.
The earliest religious beliefs were animistic, which means they believed that spirits and souls existed in everything. As people began to settle down into larger communities, they erected massive structures to house the dead. These came to be known as tombs or mausoleums. Some cultures even held funeral processions for their dead where they would parade them through town before burning or burying them.
And Then The First Gladiators Made Their Debut…
It wasn’t until this time that groups of people were pitted against each other in mortal combat and forced to fight for the entertainment of others. Prisoners of war or people that couldn’t pay their debts would simply be thrown in an arena with wild animals or even other people. While this brutal type of entertainment was popular throughout the years, it wasn’t really considered a sport.
These fights were typically to the death, but some groups took it a step further and began to recruit the best warriors they could to fight. These fighters were taught different fighting techniques and instructed in how to use different weapons. They were the forerunners of today’s Mixed Martial Artists, or “Gladiators”.
Eventually, gladiators became so popular that they had their own dedicated arenas and special schools dedicated to training them. Several of these schools were believed to have been in the Roman Empire, but we know very little about them. We do know that some of the most successful gladiators made a great deal of money and fame for themselves and were regarded as celebrities at the time.
But Gladiators Were Only The Beginnings of What Is Today’s Modern Sport…
Eventually, technology grew and it became possible to film fights and matches for people to watch later. Instead of hosting games in arenas and circuses, it became more popular to host special events and matches where people could pay to watch live. People from all walks of life attended these events. Women, Children, Workers, The Elite…
This trend continued on for several hundred years and by the 1800’s the concept had changed very little. It was during this time that the London Prize Ring was established in England. This was the first time that rules were officially established for a sport. These rules limited things like the types of strikes that were allowed and how long a round lasted.
As technology continued to advance, transportation became more readily accessible. This enabled people from all over the world to attend matches and special events which increased their popularity. With increased popularity came larger venues which meant more money for organizers. Eventually, the concept spread across the Atlantic and similar events began to take place in America.
The next major change in the sport came with the addition of weight classes. The heavyweights, which included the massive and powerful giants of men, were very popular with fans. They generated a lot of revenue for the organizers so they weren’t going to be put down anytime soon. Eventually, smaller fighters began to realize that they wouldn’t fair well in a match against one of these giants.
To avoid this, they began adding weight classes to give their smaller fighters a chance against the bigger competition.
Now the sport has spread all over the world and competition is stronger than ever. It has grown even beyond the borders of it’s original homeland. Rules and regulations have only continued to evolve as the years have past. Officials from several different countries have come together to work on standardizing rules and regulations so that fighters can compete in multiple locations without having to change their style to mesh with their competitors.
It’s a truly fascinating sport with dedicated fans all over the world. You should consider giving it a try some day.
The Rules of the Game
Restrictions: None. You can create your character however you wish. Just remember, this is a skill based sport so your character will need to be created with that in mind.
Structure: This league has several different divisions. Each division operates in a similar way within their own division but they are all organized differently. Divisions are color coded in parenthesis and referred to by their color.
Red (Heavyweight): These are the largest and strongest fighters. They rely on their brute strength and endurance in battle.
Blue (Light Heavyweight): A well balanced fighter. Not as fast as the lighter guys but also makes up for it with greater endurance and strength.
Yellow (Welterweight): Quick on their feet with great reflexes and good accuracy.
Orange (Middleweight): A well balanced fighter. These opponents can come from within the division or from one of the other divisions. Each match up has a color to designate its place in the card. For example, the main event of the red card would be denoted as (Red) while the co-main event would be (Red, Yellow).
The color order from top to bottom is Red, Blue, Yellow, Orange, Green, White.
For each card, there is a main event and a co-main event designated. These are the two highest profile matches on the card. The rest of the matches are filler, intended to build up the story of the two main events. These matches can be from any division and the winners typically face each other next as long as they are within the same color or a lower color.
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