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“The Autumn of the Middle Ages” (Poland)

“The Autumn of the Middle Ages” (Poland)

  Poland, grounds of the Battle of Grunwald September 20   Polish Association of Medieval Battles (PSWR) and the Museum of the Battle of Grunwald present "The Autumn of the Middle Ages", the first event in a series of qualifiers for the places in the National Team of Poland to participate in the World Championship – 2015.   Categories: "5 vs 5"   Accommodation: Fighters and other team members will…

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International Championship in Historical Medieval Battle “Call of Heroes II” (Ukraine)

International Championship in Historical Medieval Battle “Call of Heroes II” (Ukraine)

  Kyiv region, Ukraine “The Kievan Rus Park” September 20-21, 2014   Categories: "Duel" ("1 vs 1") "Buhurts" ("5 vs 5" and "21 vs 21")   "Call of Heroes" is one of the largest and most prestigious tournaments in Eastern Europe and the world. More than two hundred men, representatives of the European countries and the former Soviet Union countries have already confirmed their participation.   Start: September 20, 13:00…

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Concerning traumas in HMB

Concerning traumas in HMB

    - Information for novices: As practice shows, it is better not to enter the lists without preliminary preparation. In addition to physical fitness, the utmost attention should be paid to the protective properties and convenience of armor. In fact, even if a fighter has no special training, just puts on armor (of good quality) and goes into buhurt, it is unlikely that he/she will be in danger. There’s a…

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Buhurt. Merry-making is coming

Buhurt. Merry-making is coming

    What is buhurt and how to participate? …   In the broadest sense, buhurt is a battle between two groups of fighters. Minimum number of participants is 10 vs 10. This number meets the definition of buhurt. In fact, the "5 vs 5" fight is buhurt that has become a sporting category.   Initially, buhurt was a way to relax and rest, since there are no nominations, minimum…

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Nuremberg medieval festival “Burggrabenfest” (Germany)

Nuremberg medieval festival “Burggrabenfest” (Germany)

  Nuremberg, Germany September 12-14, 2014   “Schwertkampfturnier zu Nürnberg im Burggraben”   Tournament categories: - 5 vs 5 (HMBIA rules) - Single "triathlon" fights (HMBIA rules) - Professional fights (WMFC rules)   For those wishing to spend a night in a medieval camp organizers will prepare places near the walls of the Nuremberg Castle. www.facebook.com/pages/Schwertkampfturnier-N%C3%BCrnberg/155244794493590?fref=ts    vk.com/event73263231   Additional info can be found at www.zitadelle.net   The “Schwertkampfturnier zu…

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How often should you train in armor?

How often should you train in armor?

    Frequently Asked Questions   - Information for novices: Training in armor (in HMB sport) is an important stage of preparation for tournaments. How often should a fighter train wearing armor? Well, opinions differ. Experienced fighters say it should be done one or two times a month. However, they all agree that a fighter shouldn’t be too zealous here, i.e. it’s not a good idea to do squatting, push-ups, pull-ups…

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Zerr, Germany: “It was nice to find out that years of training were useful”

Zerr, Germany: “It was nice to find out that years of training were useful”

    This year’s "Battle of the Nations" left very positive emotions. We visited a new and very beautiful town, met a lot of interesting people, old and new friends. And competed with very strong and interesting opponents.   I am very pleased with the performance of my team. Concerning the “1 vs 1” category our club had long taken the best fighters of Eastern Europe as a paragon, and…

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Open Tournament on Historical Medieval Battle “SAULA 2014” (Estonia)

Open Tournament on Historical Medieval Battle “SAULA 2014” (Estonia)

  September 6  at 13:00 Fortress of Viking Village,  Saula, Estonia    Categories: Duel 1vs1, Buhurt 5vs5    Rules: botn.info/en-rules-regulations   The event is free for everyone!    The participants that want to stay overnight should bring their own tents for accommodation (preferably historical).    www.facebook.com/events/1463122303937091    Viking village is located by the Tallinn-Tartu road, 30 km from Tallinn: www.viikingitekyla.ee   The main marshal of this event will be experienced…

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How to start training for HMB?

How to start training for HMB?

    Frequently Asked Questions   - Information for novices: Trainings are very important in HMB, as well as in any other sport. According to experienced fighters, it’s better to start with endurance, speed and strength trainings.   It’s useless for novices to train some specific points, since you’ll need all possible skills, namely striking and wrestling techniques, ability to move quickly, and you have to be of great endurance. Also,…

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Quayle, UK: “The Championship was brilliant!”

Quayle, UK: “The Championship was brilliant!”

    I think our team was lucky to have a support group. The guys helped us a lot, brought water, cooked for us and helped to put on armor before the battles. A few of our fans came to Trogir as well. They wanted to see the battles and plunge into the atmosphere of the Middle Ages. They were fascinated by the show, so one of them wants to…

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