Aus company plans MMA with weapons


In 1993, a group called for top exponents from the world's systems of unarmed combat to fight in a cage, and the UFC was born. Now an outfit in Australia wants to do it again, with an addition.

Unified Weapons Master (UWM) plans to run competitions later this year between world-class martial artists, with weapons, if they want to. Combatants would be clad in high-tech armor designed both to protect and also to measure the force behind each strike.

A team of researchers at Sydney firm Chiron Global, including a former armor developer on the Lord Of The Rings and Hobbit films have spent the past four years developing the system, which is designed to be flexible enough to fight in, while retaining both protective and real-time reporting functions.

“UWM’s vision is to create a large-scale sport and entertainment experience where martial artists can compete against each other with real weapons, with an objective measure of who would have won in a real combat situation” said UWM CEO David Pysden.


There is a now too long and very stupid tradition of people trying to improve on MMA. Examples abound below. 

But UWM appears to be a sober and scientific attempt at figuring out an interesting question. Who would win a fight with weapons?

And the gratuitous videos of stupid.

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"In our opinion, it's actually safer than a one-on-one fight," declared Promoter Chance Farrar. "There's no elevated risk to the fighters. There's no blow that they could sustain in a two-on-two that they couldn't sustain in a one-on-one."

This makes more sense when you watch it sideways.



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HULC site profile image  

2/22/14 1:04 PM by HULC

We already have historical fencing, which does a similar job. The problem with doing it full power is that blunt trauma to the head will still injure or kill even with a helmet, and that weak spots - such as the throat - can still get injured easily.

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2/22/14 9:04 AM by MuchRespec'

If the armor can register real time info you could simulate blades. A guy takes a stroke across the belly and the computer says, "fatal strike, match over@.Could be interesting is all I'm saying. Like the early UFCs, which systems matchup better, are more comprehensive, etc.

HULC site profile image  

2/22/14 8:55 AM by HULC

Sounds stupid. In for developments.

ferox13 site profile image  

2/22/14 8:04 AM by ferox13

Dog Bros wanted to be part of UFC :

Affliction Blackbelt site profile image  

2/22/14 6:35 AM by Affliction Blackbelt

So long as we get to see Askren vs Fitch vs Shields in a three man San Do fight all goodness will be restored to the world.

Phyrro site profile image  

2/22/14 6:23 AM by Phyrro

VU, give me warhammers, or gtfo!Was surprised Troy Hurtubise wasn't involved, sure every fight is gonna just be won by exhaustion.

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2/21/14 7:59 PM by Pessimist_Pete

Watch your weapons!-- Kim "the curl" Winslow

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2/21/14 7:50 PM by pattitude

Every guy with the Dog Brothers just got a war boner.

Tobed0g site profile image  

2/21/14 6:33 PM by Tobed0g

We can't even get MMA in a cage legalised in a few states now cunts are using sticks. Fuck me.

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2/21/14 5:18 PM by GodSaveTheReem

I would absolutely watch the first few shows and give it a chance