A Knight's Tale: Full Contact Medieval World Championships in Europe

By James Bennett

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A Knight's Tale: Full Contact Medieval World Championships In Europe

Project 2015-04-01 23:53:01 +1300

Hi I'm James, and recently I was invited to compete at the IMCF (International Medieval Combat Federation) world championship held in Malbork Castle in Poland, and at Battle of the Nations world championship in the city of Prague only a week after.

I am part of both NZ teams representing at these events. And am greatly honoured to be part of these teams, and to represent New Zealand in one of the toughest combat sports out there. I believe with this international experience I can further grow the sport on our shores.

Joining with 40 days notice, it's not something I had prepared for but the opportunity is amazing! Many people have helped me out with time, armour and a few funds. 

I am looking at $2000 dollars to offset the costs of the travel, accomodation, medical and everything else that goes into competing at this level internationally. A large part will be maintaining armour and weapons over there.


https://vimeo.com/123029908 IMCF World champs Poland!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-w_F6-XvTk Battle of the Nations Prague!

T shirt designs to be updated. 

Whiteware smashing will commence upon return from europe and t shirts printed and shipped then also. 

I've put the hours in the gym!

The harness Im using, by All Fired Up Armories and fitted by Exosthetik

Comments

Updates 3

The end... not really

07/06/2015 at 2:15 AM

So I fought and I came back... had a blast. Learned a heap and had some good ruckus, met many friends and had a massive amount of fun.

Sadly the pledgeme did not come to fund, but thanks to all the folks that supported me here and off this page. I will still be producing some tee shirts and doing more fundraising but from my facebook and within the community.

Cheers again and keep an eye out again next year!

Tv3 news interview

1 day and I fly! Will have to finish the digital side of the tee's when i get

22/04/2015 at 2:13 PM

1 day and I fly! Its come up so crazy fast!

Will have to finish the digital side of the tee's when i get back as I've just been too stretched thin with all the running around, fundraising, working and training. Was training till 12.30 am last night, final time in armour before i go!

Dont worry theres a couple weeks on the pledgeme once i get back and do a final push. Trying to be realistic, and well getting ready for 2 world championships, 25 hours away by plane, on 40 days notice is no small feat! 

Thanks so much for your support! Next post may just be from Poland!

10% funding on first day!

14/04/2015 at 6:05 PM

Hey folks 1 day in on pledgeme and we are funded 10% already. Thats pretty amazing!

Im going to post a video of the private fundraiser I did on sunday. It was a great success and will give you a look at what the buy a strike is all about.


    Pledgers 8

    Allan Burlace
    2015-05-18 07:32:28 +1200
    Richard Mans
    2015-05-16 00:36:20 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2015-04-23 22:38:59 +1200
    Evan Nattrass
    2015-04-20 11:05:29 +1200

    "The Viking's Haul is backing James for the World Champs! Go, go James!!!"

    Russell Gill
    2015-04-15 00:35:47 +1200
    David Powell
    2015-04-13 18:39:02 +1200

    "Enjoy Prague! One of the best cities in the world!"

    Paul Mane
    2015-04-13 18:33:28 +1200

    "Lets get the ball rolling shall we! "

    Angelique Quattrocecere
    2015-04-13 17:53:54 +1200

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    A Knight's Tale: Full Contact Medieval World Championships In Europe

    Project 2015-04-01 23:53:01 +1300

    Hi I'm James, and recently I was invited to compete at the IMCF (International Medieval Combat Federation) world championship held in Malbork Castle in Poland, and at Battle of the Nations world championship in the city of Prague only a week after.

    I am part of both NZ teams representing at these events. And am greatly honoured to be part of these teams, and to represent New Zealand in one of the toughest combat sports out there. I believe with this international experience I can further grow the sport on our shores.

    Joining with 40 days notice, it's not something I had prepared for but the opportunity is amazing! Many people have helped me out with time, armour and a few funds. 

    I am looking at $2000 dollars to offset the costs of the travel, accomodation, medical and everything else that goes into competing at this level internationally. A large part will be maintaining armour and weapons over there.


    https://vimeo.com/123029908 IMCF World champs Poland!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-w_F6-XvTk Battle of the Nations Prague!

    T shirt designs to be updated. 

    Whiteware smashing will commence upon return from europe and t shirts printed and shipped then also. 

    I've put the hours in the gym!

    The harness Im using, by All Fired Up Armories and fitted by Exosthetik

    Comments

    The end... not really

    07/06/2015 at 2:15 AM

    So I fought and I came back... had a blast. Learned a heap and had some good ruckus, met many friends and had a massive amount of fun.

    Sadly the pledgeme did not come to fund, but thanks to all the folks that supported me here and off this page. I will still be producing some tee shirts and doing more fundraising but from my facebook and within the community.

    Cheers again and keep an eye out again next year!

    Tv3 news interview

    1 day and I fly! Will have to finish the digital side of the tee's when i get

    22/04/2015 at 2:13 PM

    1 day and I fly! Its come up so crazy fast!

    Will have to finish the digital side of the tee's when i get back as I've just been too stretched thin with all the running around, fundraising, working and training. Was training till 12.30 am last night, final time in armour before i go!

    Dont worry theres a couple weeks on the pledgeme once i get back and do a final push. Trying to be realistic, and well getting ready for 2 world championships, 25 hours away by plane, on 40 days notice is no small feat! 

    Thanks so much for your support! Next post may just be from Poland!

    10% funding on first day!

    14/04/2015 at 6:05 PM

    Hey folks 1 day in on pledgeme and we are funded 10% already. Thats pretty amazing!

    Im going to post a video of the private fundraiser I did on sunday. It was a great success and will give you a look at what the buy a strike is all about.


      Allan Burlace
      2015-05-18 07:32:28 +1200
      Richard Mans
      2015-05-16 00:36:20 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2015-04-23 22:38:59 +1200
      Evan Nattrass
      2015-04-20 11:05:29 +1200

      "The Viking's Haul is backing James for the World Champs! Go, go James!!!"

      Russell Gill
      2015-04-15 00:35:47 +1200
      David Powell
      2015-04-13 18:39:02 +1200

      "Enjoy Prague! One of the best cities in the world!"

      Paul Mane
      2015-04-13 18:33:28 +1200

      "Lets get the ball rolling shall we! "

      Angelique Quattrocecere
      2015-04-13 17:53:54 +1200

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      This campaign was unsuccessful and finished on 27/05/2015 at 9:00 PM.