Footage of women in proper armor in action! This video was taken at Dragon*Con 2014 ‘s Full-Contact Steel Medieval Combat panel and features combatants Sandra and Amy of the USA Knights Armored Combat League, both of whom participated in the last international tournament in Spain. The fighting obviously isn’t quite the same as an actual battle since no thrusting or stabbing moves are allowed in order to prevent actual serious injuries, but it’s clear that even with 75 lbs of armor on they are still able to move just as well as their male teammates. And not a boobplate in sight!

Bonus photo of the ladies without their helmets on:

Awesome ladies doing awesome things! Thank you for that submission, what a great contribution to positive examples tag 🙂