Paintball has its origins from warfare, but it is a less violent and much more fun experience than actual warfare. If anyone has ever gone paintballing they know just how fun the experience can be. Getting suited up in protective clothing and arming oneself with a very powerful paintball gun with their vision blurred in a visor and running around trying to shoot people on a crazy course is an extremely enjoyable thing to do. Not only does one get a great workout in the process of enjoying a paintball session but it is usually a great day out for a bunch of friends. So paintball has been around for a long time and it is referred to as an extreme sport because it involves a lot of physical exertion and as anyone who has ever been hit by a paintball will tell you… it really hurts. People come away from a paintball session with big bruises from being hit by paintballs. The objective of paintball is to protect your team and defeat an opposing team to claim victory in the contest. Even though no one would compare sports to war there is a connection if one looks deeply into the origins of sports competitions in ancient history.