Looking at SCA Battles I came across this and was blown away that people actually hit each other in tournaments with replica weapons until one opponent falls to the ground. Wwwwwhhhaaaattttt! This was held in Ukraine in 2011, but I guess these battles happen all year round. Definitely more of this to come.
Are we ready yet? Have you read book 2 A Clash of Kings? If not you have six days to read 969 pages.