In case you weren’t aware of it, you can dress like a medieval knight and beat the piss out of other knights
That’s what people are doing in France right now at the Battle of the Nations, an annual tournament in which teams of dudes from 22 countries wear armor, carry blunted swords, and fight against other teams for national supremacy.
The best part is the variety of fights in the tournament. There’s 1 on 1 match-ups, 5 on 5, 21 on 21, and All vs. All. That’s right, All Vs. All. Every fighter joins the fray, with countries teaming up to take out other teams then fighting each other.
As we said, fighters use blunted swords, and a fighter’s ruled “dead” when three body parts have touched the ground, including the feet. That takes a lot of sword wackin’ though, so the violence is there in force.
Russia’s won it for the past four years, and Team USA just joined last year, taking fourth. In yesterday’s combat, the US and Russia each took top seeds in their divisions for the 1 on 1 fights.
It’s like the Cold War all over again…USA! USA! USA!