Medieval Fighting

The Arnold Medieval Fighting Invitational makes its debut at the Arnold Sports Festival in 2022.

This is an International event with teams attending from the USA, Canada and China. The event will be held on the floor at the Arnold Fitness EXPO at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.  Armored combatants, 80-100 in number, will compete in a 5 on 5 Buhurt (tournament) using 14th-16th century armor and weapons. The format is best of three, with timed rounds that are four or five minutes each or until all five opponents are down.  

Prizes awarded include medals and championship team trophy.

For more information contact event Director Rich Elswick,, 586-838-0674 or go to