Memphis Armored Fight Club is devoted to the study of medieval armored combat. We primarily practice REAL STEEL armored fighting in the style of the Medieval tournament, and compete in Historic Medieval Battles (HMB), the World Medieval Fighting Championship (WMFC), as well as the Battle of The Nations (BOTN).
Memphis Armored Fight Club is the premier armored combat organization serving western TN, MS, and AR. The organization includes an indoor medieval training facility, offering hands on instruction, and regularly scheduled events. Feel free to contact us to get involved, and follow us on Facebook.
HIstory and Sport Details
Full Contact Steel Fighting is a rather young modern sport. Historical medieval battle dates back to the first large-scale battles with the use of steel arms, which were held in Russia in the late 1990s and the beginning of the 21st century. Tournaments of historical medieval battle gradually began to take place in neighboring states, namely Russia, Belarus and Ukraine, but eventually reached Western Europe, and the rest of the world. The first United States team travelled to Europe in 2012.
Unlike staged battles, that can be seen at festivals of historical reenactment of the Middle Ages, these battles are held in full contact, and are refereed by the marshals who have special training and combat experience. Historical medieval battle is a sporting component of historical reenactment of the Middle Ages. The main competition for the fighters has recently become the "Battle of the Nations", an international championship of historical medieval battle.
Specifically the armour and weapons must be of the style from the dates 1200 to 1699. The fighting is full contact fighting with steel blunt weapons. Fighters are dressed in full armor, which, like the weapons, is made according to historical standards. Blows may be aimed at any parts of the body (with the limitations set in the regulations); both wrestling and percussive techniques are permitted.