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Pohl, Czech Republic: “Historical Medieval Battle was a logical step in my life”

Pohl, Czech Republic: “Historical Medieval Battle was a logical step in my life”

    Pepa Josif Pohl, captain of “MFC Vysocina” club (Czech Republic), captain of the National Team of Czech Republic     … Concerning his way to HMB sport  Three years ago my friend told me about this sport and about an opportunity to try it. I was very pleased and interested. I had been engaged in reenactment since 1999 and I liked tough fights. So, Historical Medieval Battle was…

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Quayle, UK: “Fighting on the lists against the Russians filled me with adrenaline, my heart was thumping in my chest”

Quayle, UK: “Fighting on the lists against the Russians filled me with adrenaline, my heart was thumping in my chest”

    Team UK participated in “Battle of the Nations” World Championship in France in 2013. I did not fight then as I didn’t know about the sport. 95% of the team that fought in “Battle of the Nations” this year were new fighters, who had never fought in any HMB-tournaments before and who started their training in January (including myself). We did well as for novices, we learnt a…

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Annual meeting of HMBIA. 2014: Prague, Czech Republic

Annual meeting of HMBIA. 2014: Prague, Czech Republic

    Due to good tradition, Historical Medieval Battle International Association e.V. HMBIA annually gathers main representatives of HMB movement to hold an official summit of HMBIA.   The summit of HMBIA is a two-days working meeting. In its frames participants have an opportunity to discuss activities of Association, to create and make changes in development strategy of HMB movement on all levels, to make decisions on important items by…

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Murumets, Estonia: “I rely on my muscular memory, the things that I have drilled in practice”

Murumets, Estonia: “I rely on my muscular memory, the things that I have drilled in practice”

    Jaan Murumets, fighter of “Turm” club (Estonia), fighter of the National Team of Estonia     … Concerning his choice of HMB sport Everything started with the interest to swords and history. From there came LARP. I found friends who were interested in history and reenactment. About 5 years ago those friends called me to Viking swordfigthing practice. After 2 years of “not very intense training“ I started…

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“DYNAMO CUP”-2014 – RESULTS

“DYNAMO CUP”-2014 – RESULTS

    “Dynamo Cup”-2014, European Championship for full-contact medieval combat, “5 vs 5”   Russia, Moscow Sokolniki, Znamenski Brothers Olympic Centre 22 of November, 2014   Results: 1. ”Partisan-1”, “Bern” club, Russia 2. “Furious Five”, “Southern Outpost” club, Russia 3. “Honor”, “Knaz” and “Ayna Bera” club, Ukraine 4. “Bear Paw”, “Bern” club, Russia 5. “Glory”, “Knaz”, “Ayna Bera” and “Kheshikten” club, Ukraine 6. “Western Tower”, “Western Tower” club, Russia 7.…

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Harris, New Zealand: “I have really enjoyed full contact fighting as it has meant that I can travel the world and meet new people.”

Harris, New Zealand: “I have really enjoyed full contact fighting as it has meant that I can travel the world and meet new people.”

    Justin Harris, fighter of “Wellington Full Contact Medieval Combat” club, fighter of the National Team of New Zealand     … Concerning his way to HMB sport  I started getting interested in full contact fighting in 2011. Living on the far side of the world we had no one to teach us or tell us what was required. So we began watching videos and trying to get armor…

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Pohl, Czech Republic: “It was a nice lesson for us :)”

Pohl, Czech Republic: “It was a nice lesson for us :)”

    MEMORY REMAINS  “Battle of the Nations”-2014       The best thing was to see my guys participating in “All vs All” category. They were the last non-Russian fighters standing and fighting. I was pleased a lot :).   And I was really surprised by the Teams of Mexico and Argentina. Mexico participated for the first time and they were really tough guys. And Argentina showed a considerable progress…

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Chevasco Diaz, Argentina: “I like to learn from the best”

Chevasco Diaz, Argentina: “I like to learn from the best”

    Juan Manuel Chevasco Diaz, fighter of “CECM” club (Argentina), fighter of National Team of Argentina     … Concerning his way to HMB sport  I have been doing a research on medieval fencing for over 8 years and have been implementing what I had read in the bests-known manuals. We don’t have professional trainers here in Argentina, so we have to do what we can.   The new…

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Ivan Pampi Loborec, Croatia: “As for the future, I foresee a lot of official HMB clubs in Croatia united in the League”

Ivan Pampi Loborec, Croatia: “As for the future, I foresee a lot of official HMB clubs in Croatia united in the League”

    In 2014, Croatia hosted the World Championship in HMB "Battle of the Nations", and showed itself as a worthy opponent on the lists. The National Team of the country was a "dark horse" of the Championship.   Ivan Pampi Loborec, president of the National HMB Association of Croatia lifted a veil of secrecy concerning the National Team, told us about development of the HMB movement in the country…

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Vyshutin, Ukraine: “I try to do complex exercises, because if you focus only on one point, it’ll do no good.”

Vyshutin, Ukraine: “I try to do complex exercises, because if you focus only on one point, it’ll do no good.”

    Ilyas Vyshutin, fighter of "Knyaz" club (Kharkiv, Ukraine), fighter of the National Team of Ukraine     … Concerning his way to HMB sport  It happened by chance, two years ago my friend offered me to try it... Today, historical medieval battle for me is an opportunity to feel alive, real.     … Concerning his armor  My armor dates back to early 15th century, Italy. My helmet…

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