An underground fight club is not normally the sort of thing that you would associate with the types that earn their crust mashing code and founding start-ups – but a bunch of them have gotten together to relieve stress by punching and kicking the snot out of each other in the Gentleman’s Fight Club.
In Silicon Valley we have the highest concentration of aggressive people in the United States. And it’s a place where all life has been reduced to working in a cubicle and then after work going out to have a Merlot at the Fromage bar. I’m kind of looking for something a little more primitive, a little more basic, something that appeals to the essential nature of a man.
— Gints K., Software Engineer & Founder, Gentlemen’s Fight Club
They have a few rules, you are not allowed to cripple your opponent or make him cry and if it is your first night at fight club, you have to fight… first. For the hand-to-hand fights, they don’t wear gloves or head gear, but they do wear mouth guards and fights last for sixty seconds.
Other than the typical fight club antics, they do a few things with more of a Silicon Valley flavor – like smack each other with keyboards and dustbusters (fortunately they wear a helmet for that). [Geekosystem]