Okay i started out, outlining the different ranges of hand2hand combat: Preverbal, Long range, Short Range, Clinch and Ground Fighting.. Which then led me to how to define the different aspects of a fight. At the moment i have catagorised it into 4 possibilities:
Pre-arrenged combat/fight - No rules: "an agreement to fight, "lets go outside", no rules, no referee, no cage, no safety, but no Preverbal distance, and "fighters" will start of at the long range.
Pre-arrenged combat/fight - Rules: "an agreement to fight, often within weightclasses, ruleset, a referee, round time, etc - Sports fighting, MMA.
Assault - close up: "No agreement to fight, one is -ontop- as the aggressor, possibility for preverbal, but long range is terminated. This situation is common in bar areas or near ATM or public places, where attention is unwanted. Possibility for more than 1 attacker
Assault - long range: "Starts with a preverbal conflict at a distance, where either part is closing up, attack may come from the long range (bridging the gap, distance).
What do you think of theese catagories - is it possible to catagorise "physical conflicts" like this? Why, why not? Discuss. What is your experience according to these catagories - do you have an experience one or more, which doesn't match under one of these categories?
Sincerely Nikolaj F. Skarbye