An extract on #fight
Combat is typically between opposing military forces in warfare. Combat violence can be unilateral, whereas fighting implies at least a defensive reaction. A large-scale fight is known as a battle. A verbal fight is commonly known as an argument. Combat effectiveness, in the strategic field, requires combat readiness. In military areas, the term is applied also to personnel, that has to receive proper training and be qualified to carry out combat operations in the unit to which they are assigned.
Combat may take place under a specific set of rules or be unregulated. Examples of rules include the Geneva Conventions (covering the treatment of people in war), medieval chivalry, the Marquess of Queensberry rules (covering boxing) and several forms of combat sports.
Combat in warfare involves two or more opposing military organizations, usually fighting for nations at war (although guerrilla warfare and suppression of insurgencies can fall outside this definition). Warfare falls under the laws of war, which govern its purposes and conduct, and protect the rights of combatants and non-combatants.
Combat may be armed (using weapons) or unarmed (not using weapons). Hand-to-hand combat (melee) is combat at very close range, attacking the opponent with the body (striking, kicking, strangling, etc.) and/or with a melee weapon (knives, swords, batons, etc.), as opposed to a ranged weapon.
Hand-to-hand combat can be further divided into three sections depending on the distance and positioning of the combatants:
Hundreds of colleges have fight songs, some of which are over a century old. The oldest collegiate fight song in the United States is Boston College's "For Boston", composed by T.J. Hurley in 1885.
One of the oldest games songs in Australia is Melbourne Grammar's 'Play Together, Dark Blue Twenty', which is sung to the tune of 'The March of the Men of Harlech'. It was composed by Ambrose John Wilson who was principal of the school from 1885-1893. This is not to be confused with the school hymn 'Ora et Labora' which is now sung to the tune of 'Jerusalem'.
Adelaide Crows The Pride of South Australia
Brisbane Lions The Pride of Brisbane Town
Carlton Blues We are the Navy Blues
Collingwood Magpies Good Old Collingwood Forever
Cronulla Sharks Up, Up Cronulla
Essendon Bombers See The Bombers Fly Up
Fremantle Dockers Freo Way To Go
Fremantle Dockers T.N.T.
Geelong Cats We Are Geelong
Gold Coast Suns We Are the Suns of the Gold Coast Sky
Greater Western Sydney Giants There's a Big Big Sound
Hawthorn Hawks The Mighty Fighting Hawks
Melbourne Victory Stand By Me
Melbourne Victory Melbourne The Brave
Melbourne Storm We Are the Storm
Melbourne Demons It's a Grand Old Flag
North Melbourne Kangaroos Join in the Chorus
Perth Glory Blaze of Glory
Port Adelaide Power Power to Win
Port Adelaide Power Never Tear Us Apart
Richmond Tigers We're from Tigerland
St Kilda Saints When The Saints Go Marching In
Sydney Swans The Red and the White
West Coast Eagles We're Flying High
Western Bulldogs Sons of the West