Now this is just cool. A firm in Australia has decided that it is time to bring back full contact combat in an arena setting...much like the Gladiators of old.
“For us it’s about honoring, preserving, and reigniting interest in
weapons-based martial arts — arts that have sort of slowly drifted off
of people’s radar since the invention of gunpowder and projectile
weapons,” explains UWM co-founder and CEO David Pysden. “Since then,
there’s been no forum in which to see weapons-based marital arts
practiced, and we want to change that.”