Here are some of the common questions we get, and the answers!

Do you actually hit each other with steel weapons?

Why, yes; yes we do.

That's nuts! Do you hit each other with full force?

As a matter of fact, we do!

What about kicking and punching and grappling and all that? Is that full force too?

It sure is!

And you do all that in armor! How much does it weigh?

It's usually about 70-80 pounds.

Wow! Why do you even do this?

We all have our own reasons! But I can assure you that (at least on the NYC team) they are always for positive and uplifting ones!


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