Today, August 30, the horse riding arena of the Spasskaya Tower Festival became a real tiltyard where audiences witnessed the modern sword fighting that is just an interpretation of the historical sword and saber duels, carried out with soft safety swords and light protective equipment.
The event was organized by the Modern Sword Fight Federation (International Public Sports Organization), the Spasskaya Tower Festival Directorate and the Kremlin Equestrian School.
“Russia is the ancestor of this type of martial arts, and in 2011 the Federation of Modern Sword Fight was created,” said Maria Davydova, President of the Russian and International Federations of the Modern Sword Fight.
Today, knights from 26 clubs, representing Moscow, the Moscow region, Samara, Tver and Kaluga, stepped onto the arena fighting both in group and individual duels.
All the winners were awarded with cups and medals as well as special prizes provided by the Spasskaya Tower Festival Directorate and Polial Company.