The Vegan Draws First Blood!

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Game of Arms, amctv.com

I attended the NYC cast and crew party for AMC’s new show about the competitive world of arm wrestling, Game of Arms. Rob Bigwood, the tatted, youthful, vegan member of the NYC Arms Control team, destroyed bras de fer legend Allen Fisher, a 57-year-old, 26-time world champion, 3-0 in the opening match. The announcer shouted, “the vegan draws first blood!” The crowd who gathered at the bar in Union Square to watch the premiere live on the big-screen, roared as Bigwood put his name on the map for all of America to see.

The show is definitely exciting, full of drama led by strong, likeable and despicable personalities, and is shot beautifully. One of my favorite parts? Seeing a vegan blow misconceptions about strength out of the water in this 4,000 year old sport.

Catch the show on Tuesday at 10/9c.

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Bigwood and Katcher locking-up at the Game of Arms NYC premiere party.

Written by joshuakatcher

Joshua Katcher is an adjunct professor of fashion at Parsons The New School. His research focuses on sustainability and ethics in fashion production. He started The Discerning Brute in 2008 as a resource for men who want to make intelligent decisions concerning their lifestyles. With a focus on “fashion, food & etiquette for the ethically handsome man”, The Discerning Brute produces expert, essential content and boldly takes a stand. Brave GentleMan, the integrated, eCommerce brother-site of The Discerning Brute was launched in 2011 and features “principled attire” and “smart supplies” handpicked for informed indulgence.
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