Yes. Fighting is full contact, but it is a martial art which members train to be good and safe at. Real weapons are used, but they are blunt, and are used within strict guidelines, aimed to make it as safe as possible, but without taking away the thrill of battle. Within these guidelines, it is still a very competative and fun sport. You do get hit a lot, but armour and training save most real damage. Like any sport, it is not risk free and injuries can occur.