Lately, I've been planning a small professional conference for librarians and searching for a fun activity that everyone could enjoy. After all, there are only so many presentations on andragogical assessment scaffolding that people will want to attend. I need something spicier--like axe fighting!
The Warlord Combat Academy in Irving, Texas offers the realism of full-contact sparring with heavy, steel weapons. You get armor, too, which is helpful. Classes include the use of the longsword, the Hungarian saber, and the lightsaber.