August 22, 2011
1 Destruction Company
2 Destruction Company
New Jersey is home to a new ‘Fight Club’ that allows wealthy clients to blow off some steam by destroying an object of their choice.
This members-only club offers clients the chance to pay to use weapons and tools of their choice to destroy objects ranging from clothing to pianos.
They can pick from a list of objects to smash, including; furniture, televisions, guitars, fax machines, motorcycles, laptops and pottery. They also have the choice to request a particular item, which they can pay to have brought in.
Once the object of their rage has been decided upon, the member can then choose which weapon to use. Popular choices include baseball bats, golf clubs, sledgehammers, swords and chainsaws.
Each ‘destroyer’ visits the club’s warehouse to put on protective clothing. They are then taken to the roof top space, where their chosen item is brought out to them, ready to be demolished.
The smashing of the object is also filmed so that members can visit the club’s control room and watch back the footage of themselves. Prior to this, the member must sign a legal waiver to obey the following rules: no firearms, no living things or paperwork, and no alcohol or drugs.
The club says that the common theme is technology, including computers, laptops and iPads.
A spokesman for the club believes that some of their clients want revenge on the technology that rules their lives, and he also says that some people join as they simply think it’s a great workout.
The Destruction Company is based at a secret location in New Jersey, USA but plans to expand its business to LA and London. They have just opened, but already the membership requests are flooding in.
Interestingly, the majority of the current members are young heirs and heiresses, as well as wealthy bankers. However, clients can only join if they are invited by an existing member. They are then invited to come along for a session, where the club will then decide whether to accept them as a member. After joining, they pay an annual fee to enjoy regular destroying sessions.
The club spokesperson describes the self-proclaimed ‘Fight Club’ as demonstrating the “art of destruction.” He also assures that they “are not endorsing violence, we are giving people the chance to feel free.”