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Elections of the USA National Team Captain. Procedure

Elections of the USA National Team Captain. Procedure

    According to HMBIA regulations and taking into account opinion of the USA team veterans, we developed simple and clear Captains elections procedure that might be divided into 3 chapters:   Chapter 1. Nominees for Team’s Captain position. All candidates for team’s captain position should fill out online application form not later than 15th of October. They will receive their number in a ballot. Captain should have an experience…

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Anthony Lynch, USA: “I’ll gonna have exact same trials and tribulations as all my fighters”

Anthony Lynch, USA: “I’ll gonna have exact same trials and tribulations as all my fighters”

    People of the HMB movement   Anthony Lynch, HMB-fighter, One of the organizers of International Tournament of Chivalry (ITOC), Springfield, Illinois.     … About the forming of USA National Team    The next season our goal is to get local groups to form clubs and work hard together to bring together a national team. What the idea is that we gonna fight 8-men teams or 5-men teams…

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Revelations of a duellist

Revelations of a duellist

    David Britten, Arms instructor of Team Scotland     The strangest thing about me is that I have never been interested in HMB. I am an instructor (and a pretty disreputable one) for historical European martial arts. My club is called "Glasgow Company of Duellists." We specialize in the longsword fighting based on the works of a German fencing masters of XIII-XIVth centuries, Johannes Liechtenauer, and, of course,…

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Di Francesco, Argentina: “Let’s show everyone what we are capable of,”

Di Francesco, Argentina: “Let’s show everyone what we are capable of,”

    …or “How I spent "Battle of the Nations"-2014”   We used to fight, work hard and achieve goals, we learned to sacrifice much to achieve them, and it’s OK. But every time you get an achievement, you cannot believe at first, however silly it may sound.   I do not remember everything in detail, only some episodes... I looked at my hands in gauntlets, listened to my breathing,…

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Lightbody, Australia: “Next year, we will fight against the experienced participants right from the first round!”

Lightbody, Australia: “Next year, we will fight against the experienced participants right from the first round!”

    Unfortunately, I failed to attend "Battle of the Nations"-2014, but four my clubmates joined the National Team of Australia. Next year, I hope to bring two full 5-member teams to participate in BotN-2015.   Now the Australians are in talks with representatives of the HMB movement of New Zealand concerning formation of a mixed team to participate in "21 vs 21". We have a lot of history fighting…

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Talented Mr. Kainz closed his season of the year 2014

Talented Mr. Kainz closed his season of the year 2014

    - People of the HMB movement   A talented person can do all sorts of things! This saying has been confirmed by an Austrian, Mathias Kainz, known as a commentator of the online broadcast of the HMB World Championship "Battle of the Nations"-2014. Mathias proved himself as a successful HMB fighter.   A fight, where Mathias Kainz and his brother Nicolas participated, took place in a fair commune…

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Kievan Rus got its heroes!

Kievan Rus got its heroes!

    The "Call of Heroes II». Results   "Kievan Rus" theme park (Kyiv, Ukraine) hosted the international championship in historical medieval battle "Call of Heroes II» on September 20-21, 2014. The tournament was traditionally visited by many fighters, both from Ukraine and other countries, in particular from Israel and the Russian Federation. The championship was the last major event of the Ukrainian season of the year 2014, where fighters…

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Pedersen, Norway: “I decided to gather a team some time ago”

Pedersen, Norway: “I decided to gather a team some time ago”

    - New people in the HMB movement   A year ago I saw the sport on YouTube, became interested in it and now I am a fan of the sport. I decided to find more people who would share my interest in historical medieval battles in armor.   I began to look for reenactment groups, but as they did not practise real fights, our ways parted. I decided…

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Jimenez, Mexico. Remembering about the future

Jimenez, Mexico. Remembering about the future

    We really enjoy doing this, so in Mexico we expect this to grow, and become a big sport. First we think our system is good, for now, there are not many Mexicans in armor fighting, right now, so we are trying to promote this new sport and get more people to play with us.   We have 3 different groups trying 3 different methods of training. All of…

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Weapons for beginners

Weapons for beginners

    “What weapon should I choose to start training?” - Frequently Asked Questions / Information for novices   In general, you can train using any weapon, be it "soft" (foam weapon) or wooden one. Or, you can even use the arms used in battles.   Wooden weapons are good to train and practise blow delivering, but they’re apt only for that! However, some clubs of historical reenactment use them…

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