Idaho Armored Combat‘s Rick Percinsky & Ethan Watt educate us about Buhurt
Rick Percinsky and Ethan Watt are the Captains of the Idaho Falls and Boise Chapters of Idaho Armored Combat! Medieval Armored Combat, or Buhurt as it’s also known, is an MMA-style sport centered around combatants wearing real steel medieval armor using blunted medieval weapons in individual or team battles.
I got the chance to sit down with these two and talk about what got them interested in medieval armored combat fighting in the first place, how the sport got its start, how someone gets involved with medieval MMA, all the training and traveling involved, and a lot more! We also chat about what one thing they think is overrated, how to keep up to date on all their events, and what they have coming up in regard to armored combat fighting competitions! You can keep up to date on all their events by checking out their website, which also has a link to their Discord!
Coming up on September 1st and 2nd will be the Southern Idaho Renaissance Faire in Burley, ID at the Cassia County Fairgrounds. There will be immersible storylines, D&D and Magic the Gathering Tournaments, food and vendors, entertainment, a cosplay contest, and so much more! If you can, make sure you head out and support all these great folks so we can keep cool stuff like this coming! For tickets and more info check out their website!
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