I first want to say that this is my first story and I meant to post it a few weeks ago but some things came up and I wasn’t able to post on time like I wanted to but, I hope everyone likes this.
Sorry, my thoughts are kind of all over the place with this topic but I feel that this is something good that we as the martial arts community should know and discuss about. So there’s this new game that the kids are playing and it’s known as the “Knockout” game. Let me give a quick back story on how this “game” goes. Group of people are walking around and one person dares another to find some random person and tries to knock them out with one punch…..that’s it…..that’s the whole purpose of that so called game. So this new fad just started to become popular with among the kids when it started to get a lot of views on youtube and world star hip hop. Now don’t get me wrong I like watching knockout fights on youtube, BUT all of the knockout fights that I watch tend to be from the sporting realm i.e.; boxing, kickboxing, mma and other sports that everybody involved knows the risk of the sport. But the events that are going on in the middle of pure daylight are just crazy.
Like I stated earlier in the article, it didn’t really taking off into other areas until they started to get posted up on youtube and world star hip hop. But now there are even cases of people dying because of this stupid act. One case was, a school teacher in New York (where it originated) at was walking on the side of a building look at his phone minding business, and was unexpectedly attacked. I just don’t understand it. I was a teenager once and to be honest I’m still fairly young (early 20’s), and I have never been hanging around a group of friends thinking; let’s see if we can knock somebody out. Now there are people that are getting word of what is going on and protecting them; for instance, there was a group of kids wanting to play this “game” and attack an elderly lady and one of the kids had to place in his chest. Yes that child is no longer here but the rest of the friends in the group, now know and understand that there’s a consequence for their actions.
Let me finish with this; I talked to one of my instructor and wanted to get his thoughts on the situation. He told me, that he would run through those kids until each one of them was on the floor, knowing that they can’t come after him. As he was saying this I was thinking, that I would do the same thing because I value my life a little bit more than a group of kids that want to play a game that could harm me, without giving me a chance to defend myself. But anyways that’s just my thought on everything about this topic, what do you all think, I’d love to hear it.