I got myself some spectacular bruises all over my body by doing my not very best at letting other people not hit me with a wooden sword.
Medusa from Ludus Nemesis, a gladiator reenactment group I joined a couple of months ago. The archeological museum in Meppen does a reenactors festival every year and the group is a regular there. We do show fights (as in: no blood, but the fights themselves are not staged) and gladiator training for kids:
The festival spanned a time from 2nd century CE to the 18th century.
Vada, our slave - she's spinning wool with a newel here
blacksmith at work
and the 18th century hunting party
I got to shoot a crossbow and this musket, a Brown Bess (not a replica, by the way), and I am so going to get a licence that allows me to own, load and fire a musket (the law is that anyone can shoot, but loading requires a licence)
and then this guy walked into the Roman camp (after hours, with the visitors gone)
Websites for some of the groups:
Vex Vet Leg XIX