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Armored Combat Head Control – Wrestling For Buhurt

By Daniel Krug | October 28, 2020

Using head control in armored combat will help you keep a grip on your opponent and help with takedowns. In Armored Combat, when their head is down, you’re winning. Let’s take a closer look at the fundamentals of head control. What is my stance in armored combat? As upright as possible is a good start. […]

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Get Stronger, Get Faster, Get Buhurt FIT

By Rich Hurst | October 27, 2020

Buhurt is the most physically demanding combat sport in the world. There I said it. I will wear that statement on my chest. A million other sports may be rigorous, but none of them involve putting on a full suit of armor and fighting for your team and your life. I cannot stress this enough, […]

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Training For Armored Combat

By Josh Kearney | October 17, 2020

People coming in to join the Buhurt / Armored Combat community rarely have a strong background in fighting. Some do, but most do not. Because of this it is particularly important to have a curriculum to teach new folks how to fight. Being able to fight is the most important thing in a combat sport. Many of these skills are the same that knights of old would use.

Wrestling For Buhurt – The Underhook

By Daniel Krug | August 30, 2020

Achieving an underhook is relatively universal in wrestling, MMA, and Buhurt. Learn how to simply apply this move in a standing position. What is an Underhook? It is an offensive wrestling position in which one of your arms is underneath the arm of your opponent. Typically, you reach ‘under’ and up their back to create […]

Wrestling for Buhurt – The Arm Drag

By Daniel Krug | August 27, 2020

In this article, we discuss armored combat fighting techniques specific to buhurt. We cover the basic arm drag and its applications while in armor. What is buhurt wrestling? While traditional wrestling sports start standing up and continue until someone is ‘pinned’ or ‘taps out’. Buhurt has three major differences. It’s done in armor. You fight […]

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How to Improve Agility for Buhurt

By Rich Hurst | August 25, 2020

Let’s face facts and slap the steak on the table, agility is agility and speed is speed. There I said it. Yes, I was that “guy”, who thought racing through an agility ladder as fast as I could, would make me more graceful. Turns out, it does not. It actually makes you less graceful.

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Where to buy Armor

By Daniel Krug | August 6, 2020

If you are wondering where to buy armor, you are not alone. There are lots of places to purchase armor around the globe. Finding which armorer best suits your needs can be difficult. First, it depends on what you want to do with it. Do you plan on entering medieval steel fighting competitions? Do you […]

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Basic Buhurt Coaching and Fitness – The Philosophy of Rich Hurst

By Rich Hurst | August 4, 2020

I will not say I know everything about the science and coaching of steel fighting. As a matter of fact, I will go even further and say until 2015 I didn’t even know steel fighting existed. What I do know are warriors, soldiers, and how to prepare them for the rigors of battle. Which goes […]

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Halberds – And Other Types of Polearms

By Daniel Krug | March 19, 2020

Halberds are a weapon with massive destructive power in armored combat. They were adopted by the Swiss in the 14th century and rose to prominence across Europe until armored combat died away in the 18th century. Basically, once introduced to the combat field, Halberds ruled supreme until guns showed up. But Polearms… Polearms are any […]

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What is Buhurt?

By Daniel Krug | March 17, 2020

Buhurt is colloquially thought of as; the art of using weapons to smash other people in armor… In a group setting. At the time this article is being written, there actually isn’t a legitimate definition for the modern form of it. Historically there is a lot to say though. But, those who do it and […]