Modern knights / by Tadej Znidarcic

Kicking, pushing, smashing, showing, boxing and hitting with weapons while wearing 80 pounds of steel armour sounds like fun. But it's an exhausting fun! I photographed a medieval fighting tournament in Fort Tryon park in New York City recently and after a minute of action guys were drenched in sweat. Armoured combat is a kind of medieval mixed martial arts sport and the movement is gaining traction in the USA. I will post more photographs as I continue the project.