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New HMB school for children in Australia

New HMB school for children in Australia

  Skye Burnie - well known australian female fighter told HMBIA News a really great news! Bryce Lightbody and Skye are planning to open soft sword school for the kids in Sydney (Australia). Skye will be one of the founders and, of course, one of the trainers. Skye Burnie: "We`re hoping to start up a soft sword school for kids in Sydney in the future. We visited the kids at…

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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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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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Bykov, Estonia: “Shield can be more dangerous than falchion”

Bykov, Estonia: “Shield can be more dangerous than falchion”

    I have German armor of the early 15th c. Why German? Well, everything is simple – Estonia has a lot of German medieval monuments, so Germany is congenial for us.   The choice of armor can be explained by its practicality and the level of protection it provides. However, I had to change a couple of helmets while I was looking for the one that suited me.  …

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Bianchetti, Switzerland: “It’s not a common hobby, but a special one, not many people have the same hobby”

Bianchetti, Switzerland: “It’s not a common hobby, but a special one, not many people have the same hobby”

    Franco Bianchetti, captain of “Fimm Elfar” club (Switzerland), captain of the National Team of Switzerland     … Concerning his way to HMB sport  Full contact fight is my main hobby. For me it means a lot, it is a good way to escape the usual life – you fight in armor, you have to focus on the fight and don’t let other things come inside your mind.…

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Zhai, China: “I really hope to participate in “Battle of the Nations”

Zhai, China: “I really hope to participate in “Battle of the Nations”

    I think that the most important thing I’ve found in Historical Medieval Battle sport is friendship!   I really hope to participate in the HMB World Championship “Battle of the Nations”, because in my country not only I am interested in it.   I also want to make more friends, to get more skills, and let others know more about China.   Chenggang Zhai, captain of the National…

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Sergheev, Moldova. “I support the idea of women’s triathlon!”

Sergheev, Moldova. “I support the idea of women’s triathlon!”

    "Battle of the Nations" gets new categories, in particular for women, and it's great! I think well of this. I notice that teams’ levels grow from year to year, new fighters appear, including women. I've been watching women fighters not once, they are great! At the World Championship in HMB "Battle of the Nations"-2014 in Croatia I enjoyed watching their fights, I shot videos, rooted for friends and…

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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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Wurzian, Austria: “What I really like about Eastern-style armor is its flexibility and mobility”

Wurzian, Austria: “What I really like about Eastern-style armor is its flexibility and mobility”

    I've been using European gear for some years. I was, let's say, 80% satisfied with my old gear but I faced many difficulties when I tried to improve it. When the HMB World Championship “Battle of the Nations”-2014 approached, one of my fighters needed a new coat of plates and leg harness desperately. I was unable to fight in Trogir because of my knee injury, that’s why I…

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