So I stumbled across this the other day and found it to be all kinds of awesome. Apparently there is a worldwide league that competes in full blown melee events, its called the Battle of Nations. These guys are not pulling punches either, there are strict rules regarding the types armor worn and use of weapons. Check out the video above to get an idea of what the games are like.
The cost to get started in one of these leagues is pretty steep, I read on their website that you can expect to pay between five to ten thousand dollars to get all of the equipment needed. That's a bit out of most peoples range but I guess if you want to kick the crap out of other medieval loving folks you need the equipment to do so.
Check out their website for more videos and downloadable rules: USA Knights
In other news I completed the Southern Maryland Warrior Dash last weekend and had a blast. It was a little over three miles of very hilly terrain and there were about ten obstacles scattered throughout the course. I did very little preparation prior to the race and paid for it on race day. I completed all but one of the obstacles and was exhausted at the end but still had a really good time. Here are a couple of pics from the event:
|My running partner Binley on the left.|
|End of race photo op.|
|Survived is the correct term, next time better preparation.|