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Jimenez, Mexico: “We’ve made up several strategies based on the qualities of our fighters”

Jimenez, Mexico: “We’ve made up several strategies based on the qualities of our fighters”

    We prepare for the HMB World Championship “Battle of the Nations”-2015, which is to be held in Prague, carefully. We watch videos of the fights, trainings and have some meetings to work on the strategy for the National Team.   We’ve made up several strategies based on the qualities of our fighters, but the reality of battles is always the same, you have to be mutable, flexible and…

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Mexican breakthrough, or European Middle Ages in Mexican way

Mexican breakthrough, or European Middle Ages in Mexican way

    Many may be surprised, but Mexicans, though being far from all known historical features of the European Middle Ages, are very fond of historical medieval battles in armor. The HMB movement is developing very actively there, and, judging by the pace, will catch up or even leave behind old Europe soon!   Today we can say with confidence that at the World Championship in HMB "Battle of the…

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Jimenez, Mexico: “Together, we want to create a series of tournaments that will later transform into Mexican HMB Championship!”

Jimenez, Mexico: “Together, we want to create a series of tournaments that will later transform into Mexican HMB Championship!”

  We have worked hard to promote full contact fighting in armor in Mexico. An important step was the creation of the Mexican Association of Historical medieval battles. The aim of the organization is to promote HMB sport in our country. But we are still working hard to become official members of HMBIA.   We open HMB clubs under the auspices of our association and create new groups. In general,…

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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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Jimenez, Mexico: “We had no idea what to expect, we prepared for it, and did the best we can”

Jimenez, Mexico: “We had no idea what to expect, we prepared for it, and did the best we can”

    For Mexico, it was the first “Battle of the Nations”, and the first time we participated in a sport event like this. So, we had no idea what to expect, we prepared for it, and did the best we could. So I must say, we are very satisfied, we proved ourselves and we made a good job in the lists, so now we have bigger goals for the…

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Alberto Baal Jimenez, Mexico: “Battle of the Nations” means fraternity, friendship and mutual support”

Alberto Baal Jimenez, Mexico: “Battle of the Nations” means fraternity, friendship and mutual support”

    We couldn’t take a large support team with us. We arrived at the Championship with only three supporters. They did everything they could to help us, namely took photos when we fought, brought us all necessary things. It was a hard work. An amazing thing is that we felt support of other teams, namely Austria, Argentina, Australia and New Zealand. They showed us that “Battle of the Nations”…

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Alberto Baal Jimenez: “One of our strongest fighters is our blacksmith”

Alberto Baal Jimenez: “One of our strongest fighters is our blacksmith”

  We have 16 fighters in the association, but for economic reasons we’ll bring only 7 to the tournament, we also have a female fighter but unfortunately she won’t be able to go this year. At this competition we will only participate in the “5 vs 5” category, we hope we will be able to bring more fighters next year to participate in other categories.     One of our…

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Alberto Baal Jimenez, Mexico: Our expectations concerning “Battle of the Nations”-2014 are huge!

Alberto Baal Jimenez, Mexico: Our expectations concerning “Battle of the Nations”-2014 are huge!

  For many of our fighters it’s their first time out of the country, it’s the first time Mexico will participate in a sport of this kind, we want to show our best in the competition and hope to meet the expectations of the international community. Wait for June 12 to see the Mexican debut.     --- The full interview with the captain of National team of Mexico –…

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