IN PHOTOS: International Medieval Fighting Tournament in Tel Aviv

The annual medieval-style tournament is a full contact competition using metal weapons such as swords and axes from the 14th century.

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A man dressed as a knight waits before a fight at an international medieval tournament in Tel Aviv, January 23, 2016.
A man dressed as a knight waits before a fight at an international medieval tournament in Tel Aviv, January 23, 2016. Credit: Reuters
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Ilia Dragan from Moldova waits backstage before an international medieval tournament in Tel Aviv, January 23, 2016.
Ilia Dragan from Moldova waits backstage before an international medieval tournament in Tel Aviv, January 23, 2016. Credit: Reuters
A woman stands in a medieval costume during an international medieval tournament in Tel Aviv, January 23, 2016.
A woman stands in a medieval costume during an international medieval tournament in Tel Aviv, January 23, 2016. Credit: Reuters
A sword and pieces of armour are scattered on the floor before a fight at an international medieval tournament in Tel Aviv, January 23, 2016.
A sword and pieces of armour are scattered on the floor before a fight at an international medieval tournament in Tel Aviv, January 23, 2016. Credit: Reuters
A girl paints next to a woman in a costume during an international medieval tournament in Tel Aviv, January 23, 2016.
A girl paints next to a woman in a costume during an international medieval tournament in Tel Aviv, January 23, 2016. Credit: Reuters
Kristoffer Kjoeller from Denmark rest backstage in his medieval knight costume before an international medieval tournament in Tel Aviv, January 23, 2016.
Kristoffer Kjoeller from Denmark rest backstage in his medieval knight costume before an international medieval tournament in Tel Aviv, January 23, 2016. Credit: Reuters
A man in a costume plays the flute during an international medieval tournament in Tel Aviv, January 23, 2016.
A man in a costume plays the flute during an international medieval tournament in Tel Aviv, January 23, 2016. Credit: Reuters
Two competitors take part in the World Medieval Fighting Championship WMFC - Israeli challenge, in Tel Aviv, Israel, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. In the annual medieval-style tournament every fight is made up of  three rounds of two minutes.
Two competitors take part in the World Medieval Fighting Championship WMFC - Israeli challenge, in Tel Aviv, Israel, Jan. 23, 2016.Credit: AP
A man takes a selfie with a helmet during an international medieval tournament in Tel Aviv, January 23, 2016.
A man takes a selfie with a helmet during an international medieval tournament in Tel Aviv, January 23, 2016. Credit: Reuters
A man dressed as a knight waits before a fight at an international medieval tournament in Tel Aviv, January 23, 2016.
A man dressed as a knight waits before a fight at an international medieval tournament in Tel Aviv, January 23, 2016. Credit: Reuters
A man dressed as a knight rests during a fight at an international medieval tournament in Tel Aviv, January 23, 2016.
A man dressed as a knight rests during a fight at an international medieval tournament in Tel Aviv, January 23, 2016.Credit: Reuters
A woman checks out her costume in the mirror before an international medieval tournament in Tel Aviv, January 23, 2016.
A woman checks out her costume in the mirror before an international medieval tournament in Tel Aviv, January 23, 2016. Credit: Reuters
Women dressed as knights fight during an international medieval tournament in Tel Aviv, January 23, 2016.
Women dressed as knights fight during an international medieval tournament in Tel Aviv, January 23, 2016. Credit: Reuters
Sparks fly as a man blunts the edges of a sword before an international medieval tournament in Tel Aviv, January 23, 2016.
Sparks fly as a man blunts the edges of a sword before an international medieval tournament in Tel Aviv, January 23, 2016. Credit: Reuters
Women in historical dresses stand together during an international medieval tournament in Tel Aviv, January 23, 2016.
Women in historical dresses stand together during an international medieval tournament in Tel Aviv, January 23, 2016. Credit: Reuters
A competitor from England wears his full knight's armour as he waits for his round during the World Medieval Fighting Championship, WMFC - Israeli challenge, in Tel Aviv, Israel, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016.
A competitor from England wears his full knight's armour as he waits for his round during the World Medieval Fighting Championship, WMFC - Israeli challenge, Tel Aviv, Jan. 23, 2016.Credit: AP

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