So our French teacher is in the Society for Creative Anachronism, and pretty into historical reenactment stuff. And today in class she showed us this thing called Battle of the Nations, which is kind of like the Olympics of medieval combat.
GUYS, IT’S SO FREAKING COOL.
Like, the SCA does combat but youth uses boffer weapons (i.e., heavily padded) and adults use rattan (kind of like bamboo but more solid - it’s a stick) and there’s lots of rules implemented with the intent of no hurting people to badly. But this is just full-on medieval fighting. It’s friggin’ awesome. These guys are just going at each other, with metal swords and all - you can watch the battles online. There’s no kind of no-contact rules, in the melées people just get friggin’ run down. One dude took down another guy by slinging his sword around his neck and jumping on his back. Oh, and there’s full-contact jousting.
I dunno guys, I just find this really, really, awesome. Like, there’s just something beautiful about watching these guys just go at each other. You can watch a live feed of the fights going on on the main page. Check it out."
being a participant in 2012, this was pretty fun to run across…thank you for your enthusiasm!! Now…I dare ya to do something about it..Join your local SCA group and hone your weapon skills…the more the merrier!!