“Buhurt” Combate Medieval

For centuries, the historical sport Buhurt, now known as Medieval Combat, was a tournament to display knightly hastiludes which also included  two bands of armoured opponents facing off in a full contact mêlée while armed with either a sword, shield, axe or even a halberd.

Largely forgotten by Western society until relatively recently, little mention was made of these full contact collective combats despite having been quite common throughout Europe in years gone by. However, arising from the ashes of time, medieval tournaments have seen a resurgence in recent times, bringing to the fore the intrinsic value of many historical and cultural aspects associated with these types of events.