How would you describe the battle room?

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The battle room is essentially a bare space with few variations, and with two doors where the teams begin the battles.  Since the exercises are meant to prepare the combatants for battle in space, gravity is nil or minimum, and the boys get used to the condition by using their basic understanding of physical laws – equal and opposite reactions, etc.  The openings are small so that the fighters must present themselves singly and then form strategic groups – the whole exercise is to discover and perfect leadership skills, unconventional thinking, and problem-solving through trial and error.  Also, no real or permanent harm is done to the combatants, since the laser-type weapons only disable bodier or parts of bodies temporarily.