IMCF Medieval Combat World Championship

The International Medieval Combat Federation includes 40 countries and around 1,000 members.

Every year they have the Annual Medieval Combat World Championship to determine who the best team is. The tournament is held in a different city around the world each year.

Fighters from Germany, on yellow vest, and the U.S. compete during a Medieval Combat World Championship tournament in Belmonte, Spain, Thursday, May 1, 2014. The Championship recreates the medieval culture and it takes place from May 1 till May 4 in the Castle of Belmonte. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

This is a full-contact sport culminating in the Melee Battle, where countries fight each other with up to 16 fighters on each side.

Knights wear armor, ride on horseback, wield maces and shields, and battle each other with medieval weapons.

Annual Medieval Combat World Championship!

Everything (armor, weapons, materials, etc) must be historically accurate.

IMCF USA’s team is called the Armored Combat USA Knights.

Come check this out!

IMCF USA’s team is called the Armored Combat USA Knights

What:         Annual IMCF Medieval Combat World Championship

When:        June 9-12, 2022

Where:      Hame Castle (Hämeenlinna, Finland)



Fighters from France compete against their opponents from Denmark during their “5 vs 5” competition at the Medieval Combat World Championship at Malbork Castle, northern Poland, April 30, 2015. (Photo by Kacper Pempel/Reuters)

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