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MMA with Medieval Armour and Blunt Weapons

Every year there's a medieval combat tournament that takes place in a castle in Portugal; that means swords, full body armour, and shields.

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Every year there's a medieval combat tournament that takes place in a castle in Portugal; that means swords, full body armour, and shields. This past year we followed our American team to the event to get a sense of how intense the competition is. We witnessed major injuries, the kind of patriotic pride you see in the Olympics, and sparks fly – quite literally.