Fight, Game of Thrones style

Over last weekend, a corner of New York's Central Park became an impromptu battlefield (top), as members of the Gladiators NYC armoured-combat group took on one another in full mediaeval armour (left and above), in a demonstration of brute strength (
Over last weekend, a corner of New York's Central Park became an impromptu battlefield (above), as members of the Gladiators NYC armoured-combat group took on one another in full mediaeval armour , in a demonstration of brute strength and swordsmanship before picnickers and passers-by. The members are trained in mixed-martial arts as well as in steel weapons, and take part in armoured-combat tournaments in the United States and globally. PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
Over last weekend, a corner of New York's Central Park became an impromptu battlefield (top), as members of the Gladiators NYC armoured-combat group took on one another in full mediaeval armour (left and above), in a demonstration of brute strength (
Over last weekend, a corner of New York's Central Park became an impromptu battlefield, as members of the Gladiators NYC armoured-combat group took on one another in full mediaeval armour (above), in a demonstration of brute strength and swordsmanship before picnickers and passers-by. The members are trained in mixed-martial arts as well as in steel weapons, and take part in armoured-combat tournaments in the United States and globally. PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
Over last weekend, a corner of New York's Central Park became an impromptu battlefield (top), as members of the Gladiators NYC armoured-combat group took on one another in full mediaeval armour (left and above), in a demonstration of brute strength (
Over last weekend, a corner of New York's Central Park became an impromptu battlefield, as members of the Gladiators NYC armoured-combat group took on one another in full mediaeval armour (above), in a demonstration of brute strength and swordsmanship before picnickers and passers-by. The members are trained in mixed-martial arts as well as in steel weapons, and take part in armoured-combat tournaments in the United States and globally. PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
Over last weekend, a corner of New York's Central Park became an impromptu battlefield (top), as members of the Gladiators NYC armoured-combat group took on one another in full mediaeval armour (left and above), in a demonstration of brute strength (
Over last weekend, a corner of New York's Central Park became an impromptu battlefield, as members of the Gladiators NYC armoured-combat group took on one another in full mediaeval armour, in a demonstration of brute strength (above) and swordsmanship before picnickers and passers-by. The members are trained in mixed-martial arts as well as in steel weapons, and take part in armoured-combat tournaments in the United States and globally. PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 15, 2021, with the headline Fight, Game of Thrones style. Subscribe