Only in Russia: martial arts school teaches selfie stick fighting


That selfie stick you rock to take those awesome shots for your Facebook is not so innocent: in crisis-struck Russia it's a sure sign you are a tourist and hence, a good target for muggers.

So what should you do, give up the selfie stick? Such radical measures can be avoided if you visit a martial arts school in Russia that teaches the art of fighting using a selfie stick.

The new craft even got its own name: monopod fight (mpd), and the fight club holding the events claim that its program is effective against boxers, wrestlers and mixed martial arts types, and can be learned in five lessons. Sounds wildly exaggerated?



Well, we don't see how a five-lesson course in selfie stick fighting could ever protect you against a boxer or - worse so - an MMA fighter, but we guess it's at least a fun pastime. Also, if the mugger happens to be a teen that is trying to steal away that shiny new rose gold iPhone, it might just prove useful.

source: PetaPixel

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11 Comments

1. Jango

Posts: 376; Member since: Oct 24, 2014

Pathetic over marketing

2. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

PA again! Wht mention the dhiny gold iPhone as if it's the phone which can be used on a selfie stick?! You PA, you never cease to mention Apple even where it's irrelevant or not needed. Samsun, Huawei, HTC all have shiny gold phones! Stop that ove-rating and addiction and to the fruit company! It makes you loose your dignity. *Meh iPhonearena*

9. surfboarder

Posts: 168; Member since: Nov 17, 2015

Of course it's the selfie stick and the iPhone hand n hand just like the corruption of iOS 9 and El Capitan

3. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

*Correction: PA has done it again! Why mention the shiny gold iPhone as if it's the phone which can be used on a selfie stick?! You PA, you never cease to mention Apple even where it's irrelevant or not needed. Samsun, Huawei, HTC all have shiny gold phones! Stop that ove-rating and addiction and to the fruit company! It makes you loose your dignity. *Meh iPhonearena*

4. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

*as if it's the ONLY phone that cam be used with a selfie stick*... Stop worshiping the fruit company and babysitting thier iDevices by overrating it with your iBias scores: 9.3? Is it well worth it? We know why, free iPhones and iCash and iInvitations to thier iKeynotes iEvents. I take your iReviews with a thousand grains of salt. *Sh!!!ty add-infested iBiased site* Ban me if you want. I can't bear this any more. You PA, your website deserves to be browsed by add-block-enabled browsers. But you still got Homo Cook to back your finances up, huh? Hope he goes easy with you guys, 'cause he loves dudes. *Meh*

5. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

Ahh, Russian girls... really know how to handle their sticks.

6. kerginaldo17 unregistered

Russians girls are beautiful.

7. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

Selfie sticks make a great expandable baton. Anyone that hates on a self stick has never held one before. I've said this many times before, stock up on selfie sticks before they get banned. Get yourself a quality selfie stick if you can't get your hands on an expandable baton.

8. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2280; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

What I don't get is that when something like this happens in the US, there's nothing like the "only in the US"/"wtf usa" articles, even tho weirder s**t happens there.

11. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

You clearly haven't been to Japan

10. surfboarder

Posts: 168; Member since: Nov 17, 2015

Last week I was at Disneyland with my girlfriend and them hideous sticks everyplace, I finally got fed up and some Chinese lady kept putting that thing in my face and after 4 times asking please move, I knocked it out of my way and down went her iPhone too ... Oooooops lol lol they should ban them things in places like that, you pay good money and them selfie sticks in the way walking, it's bad enough it's crowded enough but after the downed iPhone n selfie stick that made my Disney adventure quite well!! Funny thing security did nothing!!

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