Meet and Join Maine’s Only Armored Combat Team at Wessie’s Den in Westbrook
This is the coolest thing I've ever heard of!
Get all medieval! This is a sport called Buhurt. WABI did a story on this group back in February and explained that Buhurt is from the French word 'to wallop'.
Patrick Hurd, the Co-Captain for the Portland Reavers: Maine Armored Combat, describes it this way,
Think MMA in suits of armor and blunted steel weapons. We are not actors, this is not choreographed, scripted. It’s our sport! On May 19th we will be at Wessie’s Den in Westbrook from 6-9. We will be doing a meet n greet so people can find out more about our sport, possibly get involved, or just find out more about our events!
This sport is literally the fighting of modern-day knights. While full-contact steel combat may be considered a niche hobby, Portland Reavers have lots of fans including women. They told WABI
You’ve got your former college athletes, we have a lot of veterans, we’ve got people who are into mixed martial arts, as well as people who are just medieval enthusiasts and want to swing swords.
They want you to join the fun! Come meet the enthusiasts behind this incredible sport and maybe become a Portland Reaver! They will be at Wessies in Westbrook Friday, May 19. Come check out what could be your new obsession!
Why do you think movies like Gladiator are such a hit? We all have an inner knight we want to let out!