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HMBIA Summit – 2015: Prague, Czech Republic

HMBIA Summit – 2015: Prague, Czech Republic

November 28-29, 2015 HMBIA Summit will be held in Prague (Czech Republic). This annual event aims to raise and solve the most important issues of the HMB community, to choose the most effective and promising ways of its development, and sum up the results of the season. There is also the representatives of all the participating countries to share their experiences. At the summit, all the decisions are traditionally taken by open vote. This year,…

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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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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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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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The “Royal category.” There are 10 National Teams!

The “Royal category.” There are 10 National Teams!

    For the first time in the history of the World Championship in HMB "Battle of the Nations" the number of teams participating in the "Royal category" ("21 vs 21") has become two-digit. And according to the organizers of "Battle of the Nations", "ten" is not the limit!   This year the organizers are conducting an experiment, they’re giving an opportunity to fight in the “Royal category” to the…

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Schwarz, Argentina: “I expect that it will be very difficult, but it`s worth it!”

Schwarz, Argentina: “I expect that it will be very difficult, but it`s worth it!”

    My team (“Pecari wildschweine Krieger”) is new to this sport, but we’ve achieved good results in every tournament held in Argentina. Our dream is to take part in the HMB World Championship “Battle of the Nations”-2015 in Prague. It will be our first time in this competition and we can`t wait to get there.   I think that “Battle of the Nations” is the best HMB tournament in…

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Lukashov, Kazakhstan: “Medieval city adds to the general effect of the event”

Lukashov, Kazakhstan: “Medieval city adds to the general effect of the event”

    It’s nice that this year’s "Battle of the Nations" will be held in Prague. It seems to me, a festival or an event cannot be held in a "spherical vacuum," it’s always closely connected with the venue. And Prague is a quite old city with rich history and beautiful architecture. I mean that entourage of the "real" medieval city adds to the general effect of the event, making…

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“Battle of the Nations – 2015” was officially presented on Czech land

“Battle of the Nations – 2015” was officially presented on Czech land

    Today, on the 18th of March, 2015, the World Championship in Historical Medieval Battle “Battle of the Nations – 2015” was officially presented on the Czech land: to public – in general; and to representatives of main Czech media – in particular.   The exact location of the Championship was officially announced at the press-conference with journalists in the New Town Hall on Charles Square. Meeting point –…

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Galina Kokhvakko, Russia: “Battle of the Nations” will perfectly fit the style of Prague”

Galina Kokhvakko, Russia: “Battle of the Nations” will perfectly fit the style of Prague”

    I hope that bright fights will take place at "Battle of the Nations"-2015 in Prague. I think, such an unusual event like the World Championship in HMB "Battle of the Nations" will perfectly fit the style of the Czech capital.   In addition to fighting at the Championship, I plan to walk around places where Marina Tsvetaeva lived, when she emigrated from Russia. My graduation work was dedicated…

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