At the festival, the sport attracted a lot of new people who signed up to try the sport at CMFC (Copenhagen Medieval Fighting Club). Already the next Tuesday after the festival CMFC has recruited 4 new members to their club. As one of the new guys said “It´s an impressive sport! I always dreamed of fighting as a knight and now I can live this dream”.
“We train them with the basic techniques. Usually, we have a two hours technical training each week. The First hour we do warm ups and drills, then we do the basics like training sword fighting and wrestling. This helps us to train our muscles but also train the muscle’s memory. When the first hour is over, we mix the new guys with the old guys and then we train in soft armor for about an hour. This helps the new guy to get more attuned into our fighting style and put them up against some strong opponents. Here we train group combat, teamwork and awareness on the field.
“This day We tested them in fights against old fighters, just to see how much we could push them and they were very exhausted”.
So, lets wish the new fighters in CMFC more training, and a lot of fights and victories.