We spent the afternoon with members of the New York City chapter of the Armoured Combat League. The group suits up in medieval armour and engages in brutal hand-to-hand combat with weapons made of real metal.
The group practices at a martial arts studio in Harlem called Sword Class NYC, where they train twice a week in preparation for sanctioned tournaments where they face other chapters from around the world.
Our host was ACL instructor Damion DiGrazia, who works as a management consultant for an investment bank in New York.
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