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A Matrix Fighting Event. Watch and enjoy the first fights recorded in altered gravity. As chaos erupts in the sky above.

Tom Peashock
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About this project

Welcome to our Matrix Fighting Event in altered gravity.

We will alter gravity through the use of a large aircraft flying parabolic arcs. And then fights will erupt. As we record them with the goal of increasing their entertainment value.

Check out this youtube video (jump to 3:12 (Martian) or 4:40 (Lunar)) to see how gravity will impact the fighters. Please note that 90% of the fight time will occur in Martian and Lunar gravity. And not zero gravity (5:43), so that the fighters can actually move and fight.

This is a crowdsourced fighting event where the backers pick who's fighting, who wins the fights that go to decision, help select our ring girl, and also pick the fighting style of one out of the three fights. Any fighter that meets the requirements in the fighters wanted section (below) can enter the selection pool. But go to matrixfight.com to tell us what you want to see.

Plan of action?

If we fight through hyper gravity, then we propose the following:

15 minutes of altered gravity fighting per fight. Total 15 min x 3 fights = 45 minutes of altered gravity fighting entertainment. Note, we can max out the parabolic flight for a longer time period then this. This is just a rough example.

Round 1

  • Martian gravity 25-30 seconds
  • Hyper gravity 25-30 seconds
  • Martian gravity 25-30 seconds
  • Hyper gravity 25-30 seconds
  • Martian gravity 25-30 seconds
  • Hyper gravity 25-30 seconds
  • Martian gravity 25-30 seconds
  • Hyper gravity 25-30 seconds
  • Martian gravity 25-30 seconds
  • Hyper gravity 25-30 seconds
  • *End round 1, break while plane levels off

Round 2

  • Martian gravity 25-30 seconds
  • Hyper gravity 25-30 seconds
  • Martian  gravity 25-30 seconds
  • Hyper gravity 25-30 seconds
  • Martian gravity 25-30 seconds
  • Hyper gravity 25-30 seconds
  • Lunar gravity 25-30 seconds
  • Hyper gravity 25-30 seconds
  • Lunar gravity 25-30 seconds
  • Hyper gravity 25-30 seconds
  • *End round 2, break while plane levels off

Round 3

  • Lunar gravity 25-30 seconds
  • Hyper gravity 25-30 seconds
  • Lunar gravity 25-30 seconds
  • Hyper gravity 25-30 seconds
  • Lunar gravity 25-30 seconds
  • Hyper gravity 25-30 seconds
  • Zero gravity 25-30 seconds
  • Hyper gravity 25-30 seconds
  • Zero gravity 25-30 seconds
  • Hyper gravity 25-30 seconds
  • *End round 3 & end of fights
Or microgravity fighting only:

7.5 minutes of altered gravity fighting per fight. Total 7.5 min x 3 fights = 22.5 minutes of altered gravity fighting entertainment. Note, we can max out the parabolic flight for a longer time period then this. This is just a rough example.

Round 1

  • Martian gravity 25-30 seconds of fighting
  • Hyper gravity 25-30 seconds of break/rest
  • Martian gravity 25-30 seconds of fighting
  • Hyper gravity 25-30 seconds of break/rest
  • Martian gravity 25-30 seconds of fighting
  • Hyper gravity 25-30 seconds of break/rest
  • Martian gravity 25-30 seconds of fighting
  • Hyper gravity 25-30 seconds of break/rest
  • Martian gravity 25-30 seconds of fighting
  • *End round 1, break while plane levels off

Round 2

  • Martian gravity 25-30 seconds of fighting
  • Hyper gravity 25-30 seconds of break/rest
  • Martian gravity 25-30 seconds of fighting
  • Hyper gravity 25-30 seconds of break/rest
  • Martian gravity 25-30 seconds of fighting
  • Hyper gravity 25-30 seconds of break/rest
  • Lunar gravity 25-30 seconds of fighting
  • Hyper gravity 25-30 seconds of break/rest
  • Lunar gravity 25-30 seconds of fighting
  • *End round 2, break while plane levels off
Round 3

  • Lunar gravity 25-30 seconds of fighting
  • Hyper gravity 25-30 seconds of break/rest
  • Lunar gravity 25-30 seconds of fighting
  • Hyper gravity 25-30 seconds of break/rest
  • Lunar gravity 25-30 seconds of fighting
  • Hyper gravity 25-30 seconds of break/rest
  • Zero gravity 25-30 seconds of fighting
  • Hyper gravity 25-30 seconds of break/rest
  • Zero gravity 25-30 seconds of fighting
  • *End round 3 & end of fights

The current plan is to stage 3 simultaneous fights each occurring in a 10x20 foot semi-open fighting ring (example for 727). The fights will occur as "King of the Ring" styled fights. Which allows the winner of the previous fight to defend his ring if he knocks out or submits somebody.

Three rounds of fights will go on and each will last for 5 minutes per round for a total of 15 minutes of altered gravity fighting per the above example. However if we obtain our own aircraft, we should be able to stage many more rounds of altered gravity fighting per fight.

Gravity's impact on body weight?

  • 1-Martian (Your weight times 1/3 = your new weight) (170*1/3 = 57 lbs)
  • 2-Lunar (Your weight times 1/6 = your new weight) (170*1/6 = 28 lbs)
  • 3-Zero (You're in a state of free fall, you're weightless with regards to the aircraft) (170*0 = 0 lbs)
  • 4-Hyper (Your weight times 1.5 to 1.8 = your new weight) (170*1.5 = 255 lbs)
Fighters Wanted
Fighters Wanted

Fighters Wanted

If you want to fight in ALTERED GRAVITY.

Then email me at tom@matrixfight.com. And I’ll add you to the selection pool. (But first read the requirements below.)

Just so you know, you’ll be the first to ever fight in ALTERED GRAVITY. Your ticket cost roughly $5,000 (retail value). But we’ll take care of that. You just have to show up and fight.

Requirements:

  • Must make Welterweight (170lbs) for weigh-ins the day before the fight.
  • Must have fighting video that I can link to or embed. Because people need to pick the fighters they want to see fight.
  • Must be physically and medically cleared to fight.
  • Must pay for travel to and from the flight location (T.B.D. US city).
  • Must pay for all accommodations (food, hotel, etc.) before and after the fights.

Provide (send to tom@matrixfight.com):

  • Prospective contestants please provide (Name, Age, Height, Weight, Reach, Fighting style and Hometown). Also include video links.

Filming the altered gravity fights

The whole point of this project is to film mixed martial arts fights in altered gravity. With three simultaneous fights, and the majority of the aircraft space occupied by the fighting rings. Creating an adequate solution to filming the event presents a small challenge.

The current plan is to have 3 to 4 cameras on each fight. So that hopefully one camera will be able to provide a perfect shot of the fight that it's recording at all times. Each fight will have a camera mounted on each end to catch the long views. To compliment the end cameras, each ring will have side mounted cameras to help catch all the action. Ideally a high and low camera on both sides of the aircraft to provide different view points and help capture each fight completely. Lastly each ref will wear a helmet cam, as they should consistently be in position to have some of the best views of the fight.

After the fights and during the editing process, we'll produce a finalized edited cut that captures the best possible views of each fight. Once we finalize the aircraft and see what we are working with. Then other solutions maybe implemented if they can improve the final product.

Who's on board?

36 People (rough guess at this time, I think we'll need more fighters):

  • 6 fighters actually fighting (voted in, enter at matrixfight.com)
  • 6 corner/cut men (Pledge will open up later to be a steady corner/cut man, must have fight experience, first come first serve)
  • 3 refs (Pledge will open up later to be a ref, must have fight experience, first come first serve)
  • 3 docs (Pledge will open up later to be a doc, must have fight experience, first come first serve)
  • 6 replacement fighters (voted in, enter at matrixfight.com)
  • 1 organizer/fight replacement fighter if absolutely need be (me)
  • 1 Ring Girls (voted in, enter by submitting picture to our facebook page.)
  • Remaining spots might be offered in the final week of the campaign. Follow us @matrixfightclub on twitter and check out matrixfight.com for the latest updates.)
Cost breakdown?

If we did go through a parabolic flight company the cost breakdown would appear like this:

  • $291,375 (Research flight = 250k, tax = 12.5k, Kickstarter & Amazon fee = 28.875k).

But that is not an option, they do NOT want to work with us. So the cost breakdown appears as follows. As I need more money to secure an aircraft.

  • Fund raising goal = $445,000 (Aircraft + pilots = 400k, Kickstarter & Amazon fee = 45k.)
  • Any extra money will go towards a cash reward for fight of the night, knockout of the night and submission of the night. Voted on and decided by those that pledge to be judges.

And if I'm unable to secure an aircraft or schedule a parabolic flight after one full year. Then I'll refund your money because it's yours.

My goals?
  • 1 - I want to set the stage for the fight of the century. I want to see someone get caught and float back 10 feet after catching an uppercut, cross or head kick. That could possibly change the world of fighting as we know it.
  • 2 - Or set up something so bad-ass, that we can guarantee that there will be a parabolic fight night 2.
Kickstarter said you want to know about the following questions, so here goes:

1 — Your qualifications to complete this project? 

Shaky at best. I guess I'm best categorized as a want-a-be-serial-entrepreneur at this point that never has been a fight organizer. But I'll hustle and market this to the end with all I got. I'll think of every possible workaround when something doesn't work or if I'm told no, and I'll rely on the wisdom of the crowd to help carry some of the load. I'm flexible, willing and hungry.

2 — The identities of the people on your team (if you have one)?

I'm a #onemanband and it's just me right now. But I aspire to be a #onemanarmy, where it's still just me (one man), and then all of you (my unstoppable word of mouth army).

3 — How far along your project is?

If we can meet the funding goal, then secure a flight, we'll be 90% of the way there. I set a May 2015 deadline, but securing an aircraft will be the most difficult part. This whole ALTERED GRAVITY fighting thing is possible, so lets make it happen.

 Tell us who you are?

My name is Tommy Peashock (P-shock). I recently created an athletic performance enhancing device, my All Natural PED strength sleeve. Ironically, I'm attempting to create the greatest athletic performance enhancer of all time by reducing gravity during a sporting or fighting event.

5 - Tell us the story behind your project. Where'd you get the idea? What stage is it at now? How are you feeling about it?

After reading a space artice in roughly July of 2012 my mind wondered to wouldn't it be cool if. If I could only make my own zero gravity room because what girl wouldn't want to check it out. And I could even stick some fights in there too. It'd kind of be like our own matrix fight club. But that was whatever and I quickly moved on.

And months passed to December of 2012. And one day I revisited that old idea and wrote a spoof piece for my All Natural PED strength sleeve as I was just messing around at the time. With the general theme of what can you accomplish on an All Natural PED strength sleeve because I just created a Matrix Fight Club while I was on it.

And at this point everything was still a joke, but then I started looking into parabolic flights and realized all those cool possibilities could easily become realities. All I would have to do is throw it up on Kickstarter.

But there was one big problem, my All Natural PED strength sleeve was not finished yet and I was no where close to being ready. So the whole idea went on the back burner. Luckily, a good deal of the leg work and thought process was done, and in July of 2013 my All Natural PED strength sleeve was done too. But then reality set in. If I were to launch this on Kickstarter and actually get funded, but not pay for a parabolic flight, then I'd be on the hook for a huge tax bill that would put me under. And that was too much risk for me to handle. So it was delayed yet again.

And then the calendar turned and 2014 is finally here. My project is finally on Kickstarter.com, acting as my way far out campaign for my All Natural PED strength sleeve. But it has become so much more than that to me, as I see how close and possible this really is, and how great it would be. Needless to say, I'm super excited, as I think we have an excellent chance to see something so far out that only special effects could recreate it.

Because when you see someone get caught and catch a right hook and float 10 feet through the air. You will know what you just saw. The fight of the century.

And it was only possible because we acted on a far out idea.

6 - Come out and ask for people's support, explaining why you need it and what you'll do with their money.

I need the money to create a crowdsourced Matrix Fighting Event in altered gravity, which will be the first of its kind. The money will pay for the aircraft and pilots(400k), and payment processing fees (45k). Any extra money will go to the fighters for fight of the night, knockout of the night and submission of the night.

7 - Talk about how awesome your rewards are, using any images you can.

If you want to see fights in altered gravity and be apart of sport's history. And then be the first to watch the history that you helped create. Then you can watch the fights for $25. But if you tell all your friends, you can watch them for only $20.

8 - Explain that if you don't reach your goal, you'll get nothing, and everyone will be sad?

If I don't reach my goal, I'll get nothing, but then we will all just go put on Matrix the movie and be happy and move on.

Last Words?

I just want to end with a special thanks to everyone for your time, support and constructive criticism. And most importantly a shout out to every influencer out there, who told and convinced someone new about how awesome our Matrix Fighting Event could be with their support. You are everything to this campaign and I owe you something great. Thank you.

Risks and challenges

1) – I have my concerns with the hyper gravity period. Mainly the entertainment value goes way down, but also the safety factor as the force of an elbow would be times by 1.5 to 1.8. Which might just knock everyone out. I want to see people get hit and float 10 feet in the air, and not get crushed during the hyper gravity periods on the ground.

So, there will be no head blows during the hyper gravity period. The fight may continue during hyper gravity with the goal of submitting the opponent. Both fighters would then be stood back up at the end of the hyper gravity period and be ready to go toe to toe during the beginning of the micro gravity period.

2) - There are only a handful of companies around the world that run parabolic flights. And they are NOT interested in helping us.

But I’m convinced that you are all that matters. If we can get enough demand, then I guarantee someone will step up and fill the void to help us bring to you what everyone wants to see. It’s only a matter of time if the demand is there. I’ll keep you updated through twitter, Kickstarter and my mailing list, so be sure to connect with me.

The goal is to rent an aircraft, find certified pilots, and to do our parabolic flight in uncontrolled airspace. Thus removing the need to comply with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) or the NASA.

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    Twitter Shout-out. Give us your Twitter name and will give you a shout-out (from @matrixfightclub). Then re-tweet us to your friends to help increase your street cred. Your name will also appear on our website under our special thanks page. As you forever become a part of history yourself. (All pledges below this will also receive a Twitter shout out, so don't forget to give me your Twitter name and to re-tweet me.)

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    Early bird special - Only $15 for the first 500 backers. You get to watch fight history happen before anyone else. You will receive access to watch the ALTERED GRAVITY fights after we can record and upload them. If we can bring them to you live, we will. But you can download, stream, and access the fights as soon as available. And in whatever format you prefer.

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    Only $20 if you tell all your friends. That way you can all see fight history happen together before anyone else. You will receive access to watch the ALTERED GRAVITY fights after we can record and upload them. If we can bring them to you live, we will. But you can download, stream, and access the fights as soon as available. And in whatever format you prefer.

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    You get to watch fight history happen before anyone else. You will receive access to watch the ALTERED GRAVITY fights after we can record and upload them. If we can bring them to you live, we will. But you can download, stream, and access the fights as soon as available. And in whatever format you prefer.

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    You get to watch fight history happen before anyone else. You will also receive access to the pre- and post-fight interviews. Plus all footage of the pre-fight prep and post-fight aftermath. Only available by donating here.

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    You get to watch fight history happen before anyone else. You also act as the judge. All the on-line judges decide the fight's decision in a crowdsourced final verdict. Only applicable for fights that go to a decision and do not end in some form of knockout or submission. (Your verdict matters, a fighter that receives a "W," or win will more likely be retained for future fights.) All votes published on Matrixfight.com.

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    Everything from the $35 tier. Watch the finished fights, access to all pre- and post-fight video. And act as crowdsourced judge to decide any decisions.

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