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#6885 - Mentoman
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(11/01/2012) [-]
Alright, /fitness/, explain to me why some people don't consider activities such as Karate or Marching Band as legitimate sports.
User avatar #6891 to #6885 - hybridboxll
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(11/01/2012) [-]
"An activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment".

On Karate it really depends on which kind you're talking about. Are you talking about how karate used to be, think Lyoto Machida, or what it has become?
I'm talking about the punching and kicking the air all in unison as if fighting a maze of enemies placed in 90 degree turns.

The first one is a combat sport, the second one is just something for kids to be entertained and feel accomplished by.

As far as a marching band they're not big in my country so I can't really tell you how physically demanding they are, but it really just sounds like all you have to do is play your instrument while walking, which really isn't much of a sport when you compare it against swimming, sprinting, long-jumps, high-jumps, gymnastics, football, American football, rugby, etc...
User avatar #6937 to #6891 - darthtomale
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(11/02/2012) [-]
marching band is pretty good cardio. you have to keep a specific posture and march (which is very different and much more demanding than just walking) all while putting practically all of your air into your instrument. And depending on what instrument it is it gets pretty fucking tiring. ex, trumpet is light therefor just straining on your arms. tuba is heavy and generally makes everything you do harder not to mention requires more air.
User avatar #6890 to #6885 - nevergetsdubs
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(11/01/2012) [-]
Because you can't get hurt unless you're a fucking idiot.
Football you can get tackled to the ground, crack some ribs and thats part of the game.
Marching Band, the only way to get hurt is to trip on your shoes and break your nose on the floor.