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Medieval Combat World Championship MALBORK 2015 USA v Poland.

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posted on Jun, 27 2015 @ 05:00 PM
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Is it me or does this look like the best sport in the world?.



Looks crazy.
Oh and the soundtrack playing in the background lol.




posted on Jun, 27 2015 @ 05:49 PM
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LARP on steroids. Though I didn't see any mages.

That announcer was trying so hard lol



posted on Jun, 27 2015 @ 05:50 PM
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a reply to: Shamrock6

I would of just been egging any of them on.
"go on son hit with the axe!".
I wonder if any of them get badly hurt?.



posted on Jun, 27 2015 @ 05:52 PM
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a reply to: boymonkey74

I feel like "shortness of breath" and "cardiac arrest" are probably the most prevalent injuries there. Several of those fellas look pretty...."stout." Lol



posted on Jun, 27 2015 @ 05:54 PM
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lol

why even the weapons seems all you need is to trip the other guy to "win"


still fun to watch tho :p



posted on Jun, 27 2015 @ 05:55 PM
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a reply to: Shamrock6

Yeah a couple looked massive. I would just run away!.
I think I would be like these guys.




posted on Jun, 27 2015 @ 05:59 PM
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a reply to: Lysergic

Right?!? Hit dude a few times and then knock him over. Job done. Lol



posted on Jun, 27 2015 @ 05:59 PM
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a reply to: boymonkey74

As long as you BRAVELY run away...



posted on Jun, 27 2015 @ 06:26 PM
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a reply to: boymonkey74

It looks like a laugh.

Unfortunately for me, I cannot appreciate having a laugh with swords, because swords and axes are for perforating bowels, and removing vital sections of someone's anatomy with, not scoring points. They are tools which are specifically built for only one legitimate purpose, and that is to defend ones life and the lives of ones family, friends and neighbours, by the visceral ending of the lives of ones enemies.

To use them for mere entertainment, frankly cheapens the blades they use. Either there is to be blood, or the blades should remain in their respective sheaths, scabbards, and other assorted harnesses and carriage mediums.



posted on Jun, 27 2015 @ 06:33 PM
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a reply to: TrueBrit

I think big sticks would be just as much fun.



posted on Jun, 27 2015 @ 06:36 PM
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a reply to: boymonkey74

Oh.. Now, a good stick swinging match, a good old fashioned bludgeoning?

That's a sport I can get behind!



posted on Jun, 27 2015 @ 06:38 PM
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a reply to: TrueBrit

Mind you many of them do this also.



Oh the fight at around 3 mins...

Good on them attempting to bring back an old martial art.
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posted on Jun, 27 2015 @ 06:46 PM
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a reply to: boymonkey74

No one dies.

It doesn't count.



posted on Jun, 27 2015 @ 06:48 PM
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a reply to: TrueBrit

I now know who you are.





posted on Jun, 27 2015 @ 06:54 PM
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a reply to: boymonkey74

Good guys wear black!



Cleese was such a legend in that scene!



posted on Jun, 27 2015 @ 07:01 PM
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a reply to: boymonkey74

Damn lol! I knew that people did reenactments but I didn't know it went this far. That's awesome lol.



posted on Jun, 27 2015 @ 07:04 PM
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a reply to: Shamrock6




LARP on steroids.

That was exactly my first thought when I saw the video. At least they don't have pig guts in their armor or something to make things more real. There's nothing quite like a simulated disemboweling.



posted on Jun, 27 2015 @ 08:39 PM
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I love the costumes and the fact there is no blood and gore. LOL



posted on Jun, 27 2015 @ 09:30 PM
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This is awesome! I would sooooo love to do that, channel my inner Brienne of Tarth and take out all that stress on the battlefield. If only they had a league near me...



posted on Jun, 27 2015 @ 09:42 PM
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I've been watching these videos, and these are not guys having a laugh. Among the teams, these battles are taken seriously, and these are full contact matches (bruises, broken bones, and yes, even some blood).There is also honor and sportsmanship between the teams.

The combatants spend months and years training, and to manage to not fall down while having a buckler slammed into your face mask, or a halberd slammed onto your shoulder while wearing 40 to 80 lbs of armor, takes discipline and great physical strength and conditioning.

The long sword duels are extremely entertaining to watch as well, since in many of them, the swordplay is fast and furious as the combatants vie for points.

I hope the sport really takes off, and retains its honesty and spirit.



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