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"The only rule of Fight Club is you do not talk about Fight Club." The only rules of Fight Party, on the other hand, are you will spar within weight classes, wear gloves, and refrain from eye gouging and hair pulling. The result, according to Fight Party promoter Brett Moses, is a no-holds-barred form of fighting that combines mixed martial arts and kickboxing, but "is safer than boxing."

Aside from being the largest company of its kind in Georgia, Fight Party has an average of 12 to 16 fights per event and six to eight events annually. Moses fuels this attraction by selecting the fighters and venue, being responsible for media exposure and paying the fighters.

Though Fight Party features one of the toughest forms of legal fighting, it also has a tinge of humanity: If a fighter gets hit three to four times, he can "tap out," which involves tapping the floor of the ring, prematurely ending a round.

Presenting an explosive show requires careful planning. "The secret is to know what you're looking for, which guys to match up that will have the most exciting fights," says Moses. According to Moses, the key elements of mixed martial arts are conditioning and training. A training session for a competitor usually consists of running, cross training, jiu jitsu, stand-up fighting and wrestling. Jiu jitsu combines ground fighting with self-defense techniques; "Martial arts (jiu jitsu) are truly effective when a smaller guy is up against a larger guy," says Moses.The most widely used fighting technique combines jiu jitsu, Thai boxing and wrestling. Thai boxing features punches, kicks, elbows, knees, grappling, standing and head-butts. Moses prefers intertwining jiu jitsu with wrestling and stand-up fighting to create a unique style.Entrance music -- usually rock or hip-hop -- plays while each fighter enters the ring. Competitors choose their own tunes; Moses energizes with Ozzy Osbourne and AC/DC. Catch Fight Party's Full Throttle 6 coming up in February.

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