Harlem Gets Medieval At The Armored Combat League


By Rudy Collins

OMG, Game of Thrones in Harlem? Nope, it’s the martial art of sword-fighting with the Armored Combat League chapter in Harlem.

Armored Combat League has turned Medieval armored fighting from the 1400’s with axes, swords, winged spears and more into a sport and a work out at the old Mount Morris Turkish Bathhouse at 1944 Madison Avenue and 125th Street in Harlem, New York. The fighting is very real, and it’s a very disciplined sport so as not to seriously injure an opponent.


games5games2Damon DiGrazia (nicknamed The Arrow “La Flecha”), is the captain of the Harlem based New York chapter of the Armored Combat League .

Related: Listen to Damion DiGrazia Talks Medieval Sports In Harlem On The Danny Tisdale Show.

“This is a sport that requires passion,” he explains. “Because there’s no responsible way to do it,” he said with Harlem swagger in a video for Mel Films.


If you are ready to kick some Medieval Gluteus maximus, you can take one of their Armored Classes every Saturday, and an armored team practice about every other Sunday.

The perfect after work stress release.

Armored Combat League, Sword Class NYC, 1944 Madison Avenue (basement), New York, New York 10035, 646.580,9532, www.acl.nyc/

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