Page 2 of 5 First 12345 Last
  1. #11

    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    illinois
    Posts
    2,579
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Quote Originally Posted by captain zorikh View Post
    I am working on ways to help promote TeamUSA for the Battle of the Nations (which is gathering steam quite nicely, BTW. We will have over 30 fighters signed up, our first national practice is Feb 16-19 in Springfield, Il, and the event is scheduled for April 29-May 3 near Warsaw, Poland). A local fight promoter has invited me to compete in a grappling match in their next event, and I thought that it might help to promote the team if we had an armored combat match on the fight card and an exhibitor's booth to sell t-shirts etc http://www.usaknights.org .

    The question is this: how many more people do you think would buy tickets to a boxing/kickboxing/grappling/sport jiu jitsu "fight night" in Long Island or Fishkill, NY if it also included a full-contact match between two armored knights with swords who will be representing the US at the Battle of the Nations this spring?

    Captain Zorikh
    Where in Springfield is the practice taking place?? Also why would anyone want to come to this hellhole??

  2. #12
    Permalost's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    San Diego
    Posts
    13,092
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Quote Originally Posted by DdlR View Post
    Won't armor and steel swords risk damaging the canvas?
    Maybe they could throw down some kind of cover beforehand?

  3. #13

    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Brooklyn, NY
    Posts
    113
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Quote Originally Posted by Bneterasedmynam View Post
    Where in Springfield is the practice taking place?? Also why would anyone want to come to this hellhole??
    The location was selected for its central location. The team is made up of folks from all over this great nation. You can see many of them at http://usaknights.org/teamusa_004.htm

    The events of the national team training weekend will be in several locations:
    Thrusday Feb 16, 6:00 PM diner buffet & meet & greet at Route 66 hotel & convention center

    Friday, Feb 17, 10:00 AM press conference at Mayor of Springfield's Office
    We will then have a "Physical fitness inventoiry" at a gym, then...
    5:00 - 7:00 PM Fundraising and publicity event at Bennigan's in Springfield Hilton

    Saturday, Feb 18, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Battle arena training at Illinois State Fairgrounds

    I'm not sure how "open" the trainings are, but if you are interested in joining the team, advising, supporting, watching, or reporting, you can contact the team through the website at http://www.usaknights.org

  4. #14

    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Brooklyn, NY
    Posts
    113
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    It turns out that a member of the team has lots of connections in Springfield, Il. We had a press conference with the mayor this morning. Spectators are welcome at the practice in the Fairgrounds to mow, starting at 10 AM and running till 3 or 4. In the evening we may have an exhibition armored sword fighting match at a MMA tournament being held in our hotel, the Rt. 66 Motel and Convention Center.

  5. #15

    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    red deer alberta
    Posts
    10
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    it might be a good way to mix up the show. but I dont really see it selling anymore tickets.

  6. #16

    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Brooklyn, NY
    Posts
    113
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    ACOM Sports is letting me make a pitch for an exhibition bout at their Fight Night on September 29 at the Elks' Lodge in Queens. I figure the biggest target audience for more tickets will be to friends and family of the competitors (which, let's face it, at some levels of combat sports comprise a very significant proportion of tickets sold to events like this) and to the members of the renaissance faire, stage combat, and WMA crowd who want so support the sport and see how it will play in a "mainstream" martial arts environment. There may also be some folks who may not be a particular fan of wither medieval stuff or martial arts/combat sports, but when they see the two put together, will be intrigued. Sort of how "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" not only attracted kung fu movie fans and art mocvie audiences, but also people who had never seen either and wanted to see what all the fuss was about.

    If enough people see it for the first time and like it, they will come back for the next show to see more.

    Here is video of an exhibition Team USA did at a roller derby bout in Arizona yesterday. It starts just after 1:17:00 and goes till 1:25:00.
    http://www.justin.tv/prorollerderby/b/314294073

  7. #17

    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Montana
    Posts
    13
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    You guys do realize that the central tenet and CORE of Harnischfechten is GRAPPLING right? Guess not. Have fun tin-can bashing.

  8. #18

    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Brooklyn, NY
    Posts
    113
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Quote Originally Posted by Zwerchhau View Post
    You guys do realize that the central tenet and CORE of Harnischfechten is GRAPPLING right? Guess not. Have fun tin-can bashing.
    Please place your comment in context and I will reply appropriately.

  9. #19
    Permalost's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    San Diego
    Posts
    13,092
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Quote Originally Posted by Zwerchhau View Post
    You guys do realize that the central tenet and CORE of Harnischfechten is GRAPPLING right? Guess not. Have fun tin-can bashing.
    You do realize that condescending posts aren't going to bring people to your way of thinking, right?

  10. #20

    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Central Texas
    Posts
    181
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    What is ironic about this is that traditional karate moves designed for armored samurai combat which have been generally derided by MMA, like the "lunge punch", will become relevant in the ring again.

Page 2 of 5 First 12345 Last

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Log in

Log in
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO