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Ukrainians practise their fencing skills in one of the country’s popular knife fighting schools

Incredible photos show a group of men fighting shirtless in Ukraine.

The pictures, taken yesterday, show a coach watching two scantily-clad men fight against each other with wooden sticks.

They are demonstrating their skills in an increasingly popular sport in the country- fencing.

Other young men look on while others take their turn to fight in a city park in Ukraine’s capital, Kiev.  

Members of schools of knife fight are all above 25 years old and do not take part in any competitions.

The men wear just fencing masks, trainers, shorts and gloves as they lunge and plunge at one another while on-lookers watch in awe.

Incredible photos show a group of men fighting shirtless in Ukraine

They are demonstrating their skills in an increasingly popular sport in Ukraine - fencing

They are demonstrating their skills in an increasingly popular sport in Ukraine – fencing

Other young men look on while others take their turn to fight in a city park in Ukraine's capital, Kiev

Other young men look on while others take their turn to fight in a city park in Ukraine’s capital, Kiev

Members of schools of knife fight are all above 25 years old and do not take part in any competitions

Members of schools of knife fight are all above 25 years old and do not take part in any competitions

The men wear just fencing masks, trainers, shorts and gloves as they lunge and plunge at one another while on-lookers watch in awe

The men wear just fencing masks, trainers, shorts and gloves as they lunge and plunge at one another while on-lookers watch in awe

Men brace themselves as others show off their toned physiques and hit each other with wooden sticks in only gym shorts and fencing masks to protect them 

Men brace themselves as others show off their toned physiques and hit each other with wooden sticks in only gym shorts and fencing masks to protect them 

The fighters are covered in red scratches and marks while they continue to fight in a Kiev city park

The fighters are covered in red scratches and marks while they continue to fight in a Kiev city park

The pictures, taken yesterday, show a coach watching two scantily-clad men fight against each other with wooden sticks

The pictures, taken yesterday, show a coach watching two scantily-clad men fight against each other with wooden sticks

A man wears a knee brace as a fighter in black shorts plunges at him

A man wears a knee brace as a fighter in black shorts plunges at him

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