Re: Ever seen those "tough guys" at Ripley's?
Is that the martial art where you have to endure some kind of pain endurance test in order to "graduate", and that's what was happening to the woman?
I believe she was told if she passed out then she would fail. She got KTFO, was allowed to recover and continued to the end where she was told she had passed. I didn't quite get that bit.
They have to spend ages mentally preparing themselves, and they have to know the punches/kicks etc are coming. Only precisely delivered blows to certain areas by their highly trained fellow martial artists are allowed. This so called martial art would not be any use if they got hit with a real punch.
The only person that can take full blooded punches from a pro boxer without it hurting is Homer Simpson.