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Commentators WANTED

Commentators WANTED

      Every year Battle of the Nations continues to grow and this year promises to be the biggest and best by far. The development of this event over the years has been hard work and sometimes we’ve been short of collaborators, but we’re now in a position where we can choose the best of the best to exceed expectations.   Currently we are recruiting online commentators for the…

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Bernal, Spain: “Mistakes are necessary for further improvement”

Bernal, Spain: “Mistakes are necessary for further improvement”

    As for me, before the fight it's important to have a proper warm up and to focus on the oncoming fight. Visualize the combat. It helps to get a proper state of mind.   During the combat I usually try to be aware of how the fight is going around me, so I can try to do whatever my team needs at the moment.   After the fight…

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Nicolas Ariel Garcia, Argentina: “It’s important to know that my team and me did all the best in the fight”

Nicolas Ariel Garcia, Argentina: “It’s important to know that my team and me did all the best in the fight”

    Before the fight, I think the most important thing is to know with whom I fight side by side, I mean, to know well my teammates’ strengths and weaknesses, and, of course, to know that my armor is 100% operational, which makes me really confident.   When I fight, I guess the most important thing is to be aware of the surroundings, make a mental image of the…

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Novices at “Battle of the Nations-2015″!

Novices at “Battle of the Nations-2015″!

    "Battle of the Nations" expands its geography! 32 National Teams have entered the lists of “Battle of the Nations” within 5 years. At the same time, new Teams continue to appear.   Every year the World Championship in HMB is attended by new National Teams. 2015 is not an exception. This time at least two National Teams, namely from Hungary and the Netherlands will make their debut. Negotiations…

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Eme, France: “My goals are related to the fighting”

Eme, France: “My goals are related to the fighting”

    - How many men are you going to take to "Battle of the Nations"-2015? - 37 fighters.   - Are you planning to have a support group? How many people will it consist of? - I don’t know that at the moment.   - What categories will be taken by your team? - All.   - Will there be any female fighters in the Team? If yes, specify…

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Lönn, Finland: “Everyone in the National Team can choose freely what kind of armour set to use”

Lönn, Finland: “Everyone in the National Team can choose freely what kind of armour set to use”

    In our National Team everyone can choose freely what kind of armour set to use. I have opted to get a lightweight splint mail for my arms and legs and brigandine for my torso. My set is dated back to the end of the 14th century and middle Europe. I have chosen that time because I like the movability of those kinds of armour.   I think that…

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Prague is ready to welcome the best. Qualifiers are close to completion!

Prague is ready to welcome the best. Qualifiers are close to completion!

    A series of qualifiers for the HMB World Championship "Battle of the Nations"-2015 is close to completion. Compositions of all the National Teams will be known by mid-April.   Greater number of participants than ever before, higher level of fighters’ training and openness of the tournaments are the features of this year’s qualifiers.   - Pavel Besaga, HMBIA Tournament Committee:  "We are very pleased with the development of…

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Pohl, Czech Republic: “I want to feel the smell of victory, that´s for sure”

Pohl, Czech Republic: “I want to feel the smell of victory, that´s for sure”

    For me it is important to have all my stuff (armor and weapons) checked before entering the lists.   When I´m in the fight, I want to be useful for my team. I want to do my best and I want to lead my team to victory.   After the fight, I want to see all my teammates and rivals back on their feet without injuries. And I…

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Villani, Argentina: “We make new armour each year and try to make it better”

Villani, Argentina: “We make new armour each year and try to make it better”

    The armour for all my group and for me, too, was made here in Argentina. We make all our equipment for ourselves. We test different types of protection. The helmet that I use was the first klappviser we made. The shield has the colors of our country's flag and the logo of my group “VALHERJES”.   The weapon I choose is a falchion, no very heavy, because I…

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Esther Veldstra, Netherlands: “Most of us knew about “Battle of the Nations” and had an ambition in that direction”

Esther Veldstra, Netherlands: “Most of us knew about “Battle of the Nations” and had an ambition in that direction”

    HMB movement in the Netherlands is small in number. We are a mixed group of martial arts enthusiasts and reenactors of various periods.   The historical fighting in the Netherlands is represented mostly by fencing and HEMA, and the western competitive style for early medievalists.   People who were the initial members of TDMCA (The Dutch Medieval Combat Association) were looking for “something more”. Most of us knew…

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