Start with a helmet for your head and some padded gloves to protect your fingers. Then get into a comfortable fighting position. Keep your head up and stay focused wait for them to swing then counter-attack and blast'em!
Women should wear something comfortable they don't mind getting blood on. I don't think you should get in the action just be sweet and help pick-up the pieces. Peace.
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