Gladiator school: ‘I love to hit people’

Just a mile from the Colosseum in Rome, the world’s first modern gladiator school offers training to give you the mental and physical skills necessary for mock life-or-death combat.

In a reproduction of the castrum – a Roman military defence camp – students can learn everything from proper shield-wielding to bodily stances, supplemented with lectures on the history of gladiators and their place in ancient society.

Gladiatrix and trainer, Flamma told BBC News why hand-to-hand combat in an arena is a feeling money can’t buy.

Video journalist: Angelica Jopson

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