New York’s Hottest Fight Club: A Bunch Of Nerds Fighting With Medieval Swords And Shit
New York City is home to the ‘1% of weird’, and this latest fight club is proof of that. The ‘Knights of New York’ aka ‘New York Sentinels’ are a medieval fight club of blue collar dudes who get together and beat the crap out of each other with swords and maces and everything a knight would use. And all of this takes place right here in the heart of Manhattan.
Unlike the typical fight club mantra of ‘the 1st rule of Fight Club is you don’t talk about Fight Club’, these bros in armor actually want the press. Their club is part of the Armoured Combat League of America, and they’re hoping the entire world hears about how awesome they are.
From the Daily Mail:
And they don’t hold back from actual battle or injury. Founding member Jay Brooks said: ‘It is as rough as human beings can be with one another without one of them dying.’
The ACL currently has around 100 people doing battle across America and was launched to give people enthusiastic about the medieval era the chance to relive it.
Mr Brooks added: ‘It just feels completely natural to us. This is what our ancestors did in the 14th and 15th centuries.
‘It’s a medieval fight club but we do want people to talk about it.
‘I can’t think of any other sport that is more intense. We are using real weapons, full force, full speed.
‘I’m hitting a guy with a battleaxe in the back and other guys are getting hit in the head with a mace.’
Totally normal. Not weird at all…and I’m being serious here. When compared to the dude whose foot is rotting off on the subway and who tries to make friends by clipping his nails…well these guys seem like pretty normal New Yorkers in comparison.
via Barcroft TV