The barbaric Gladiator events have been cancelled ages ago, but don’t let that stop you from becoming the next Spartacus.
Italy’s Scuola Gladiatori Roma is a traditional School for Gladiators, which trains and tests students in the ways of the gladiators.
Students first go through basic training, focusing on physical capabilities, including strength, speed and agility. Only thereafter do they get to study and train with various hand-held weapons. Once completed, students can battle their experienced instructors in the arena.
Courses vary from a one day crash course, up to yearlong courses for the more serious gladiator.
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(Photos from www.scuolagladiatoriroma.it)