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Orión Maldonado Reyes, Mexico: “It’s nice to travel around the world and learn how other teams train, learn their styles and compare them in a good fight”

Orión Maldonado Reyes, Mexico: “It’s nice to travel around the world and learn how other teams train, learn their styles and compare them in a good fight”

    Our first appearance as Team Mexico took place at the Austrian Cup 2014. Great atmosphere, strong opponents – it was a good practice before "Battle of the Nations"-2014. Our second appearance on the international arena was at “BotN” in Trogir where we participated in "5 vs 5" and “All vs Russia.”   The most memorable battle… It was the fight against Team Serbia’s captain, Igor Cosic. We fought…

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HMBIA makes the “21 vs 21″ category available to everyone

HMBIA makes the “21 vs 21″ category available to everyone

    Every willing fighter or National Team will be able to take part in the royal "21 vs 21" category at the World Championship in HMB "Battle of the Nations"-2015.   Such an opportunity has become available for athletes after the HMBIA summit held in Prague (it took place at the end of November, 2014). By the majority of the votes it was decided to allow several National Teams…

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“Battle of the Nations”-2015 will offer a new “1 vs 1″ polearm category

“Battle of the Nations”-2015 will offer a new “1 vs 1″ polearm category

    The schedule of the next World Championship in HMB "Battle of the Nations"-2015, which is to be held in Prague (Czech Republic), will be broadened due to an experimental "1 vs 1" ("Duel") polearm category.   According to the Organizing Committee of "Battle of the Nations", this innovation will be interesting not only for fighters, but also for the audience. In addition, the arsenal of weapons used for…

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New women’s category will be represented at “Battle of the Nations”-2015

New women’s category will be represented at “Battle of the Nations”-2015

    As you know, women participate in historical medieval battles. The World Championship in HMB "Battle of the Nations"-2014 even presented an official category - women's "Triathlon". Unfortunately, the National Teams of participating countries have not so many representatives of the fair sex in their compositions at the moment, but, according to the participating women, they want to fight more, and not only in the "1 vs 1", or…

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Villani, Argentina: “I’m proud of my children that they choose such noble and hard hobby”

Villani, Argentina: “I’m proud of my children that they choose such noble and hard hobby”

    I have two children – Jade is 4 years old and Leon is 3 years old. And I can say that they`ve been in the middle of the Medieval movement since they were born. It is possible that in the future my children will take part in the НМВ competition as fighters. They have it in their blood. They fight now. And they enjoy it so much.  …

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Gajdošík, Czech Republic: “Hope we will fight harder”

Gajdošík, Czech Republic: “Hope we will fight harder”

    LOOK FORWARD  “Battle of the Nations”-2015   I want our team to occupy a better position, hope we will fight harder and we will put more of our hearths in fights than ever before. I expect to meet some new National Teams on the lists which is good for our movement improving and spreading the message that HMB is a really cool sport.   I also hope to…

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HMB Tournaments Map: Let there be maximum efficiency!

HMB Tournaments Map: Let there be maximum efficiency!

    HMBIA intends to maintain and develop the work of the HMB tournaments calendar, which is available on “Battle of the Nations” website (http://botn.info/en-events). The decision was supported by all summit participants (the summit was held in Prague (Czech Republic) on November 29-30, 2014). The calendar will work in the following way: a representative of the tournament committee (together with the leaders of HMB movement around the world) will…

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Pohl, Czech Republic: “Fighters have to follow the rules”

Pohl, Czech Republic: “Fighters have to follow the rules”

    LOOK FORWARD  “Battle of the Nations”-2015   We need to have a core group, we need to have an option of choosing only the best men. I hope, that at least we will repeat result of this year. We want to be among the best ten teams. And I hope that organizers will improve knowledge and experiences of some marshals. Some situations were refereed incorrectly. But I understand…

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Balkanskiy, Estonia: “I’ve been thinking about being a knight armed with an axe since my childhood…”

Balkanskiy, Estonia: “I’ve been thinking about being a knight armed with an axe since my childhood…”

    Mikhail Balkanskiy, fighter of "Karu" club, fighter of the National Team of Estonia     … Concerning his way to HMB sport I’ve joined HMB sport recently. It happened after the traditional tournament in Narva. Then, after the fighting, we had a nice contact with Estonian soldiers. At that time my future comrades were fighting for the National Team of the Baltic States, but dreamt about their own,…

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Harris, New Zealand: “I did yelp a little in my helmet when he stood on me and said “please, don’t use that, ok?”

Harris, New Zealand: “I did yelp a little in my helmet when he stood on me and said “please, don’t use that, ok?”

    MEMORY REMAINS  “Battle of the Nations”-2014   The most memorable fights we had this year were against the Ukraine and Poland teams. They were both very strong opponents and kicked our arses really quickly, we didn’t fight either of them in 2013 and it was a lot of fun, I would have to say though out of the both of them. The fight against Poland… I remember the…

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