Here are some of the common questions we get, and the answers!

Do you actually hit each other with steel weapons?

Why, yes; yes we do.

That's nuts! Do you hit each other with full force?

As a matter of fact, we do!

What about kicking and punching and grappling and all that? Is that full force too?

It sure is!

And you do all that in armor! How much does it weigh?

It's usually about 70-80 pounds.

Wow! Why do you even do this?

We all have our own reasons! But I can assure you that (at least on the NYC team) they are always for positive and uplifting ones!





The minimum level of membership, stateside, let's the ACL member be able to participate in training and tournaments within the U.S.




The next level of membership, international, let's a member of the ACL fight in the U.S. and the annual world tournament.



$30/class; $100 for 4; $160 for 8

$10/team practice


The facility that we train at is SCNYC. At this facility there are different levels of membership to be able to participate in the classes or practices.