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Growing the sport in NYC, the U.S., and the world.



Damion DiGrazia

Founder of Armored Combat in NYC and Gladiators NYC

Head Armored Combat Captain/Instructor, Gladiators NYC

Founder/CEO of Santa's Knights, a 501(c)(3) non-profit

Harvard & Columbia alumnus; ex-Wall Street professional

Military Veteran, U.S. Air Force, Global Strike Command

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Who We Are


Gladiators NYC - the oldest and premiere league, school, and team/club of armored combat in NYC, still led by the founder of the sport in NYC.

How We Train

Classes are in-person in NYC and soon will be available online (please see links above to sign up for either) - all classes are usually 100% free.

What We Do


Full-contact (1 vs. 1 and team vs. team) MMA with steel weapons and armor participating within tournaments in NYC, the U.S., and internationally.

What We Believe

Positive outcomes in participants' lives through uplifting training and purpose, as well as for our local communities through service and social impact.

Contact Us

530 W 133rd St, New York, NY 10027  |  Tel: (212) 873-5818

Thank you for reaching out!

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