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Michael Morgul about the Chinese seminar and local HMB fighters: “…there are few of them, but they are really tough”

Michael Morgul about the Chinese seminar and local HMB fighters: “…there are few of them, but they are really tough”

There is yet more HMB related news from People’s Republic of China about the development of our sport. Such news is always a good thing and it is pleasant to write as well as to read it. An HMB seminar concerning professional fights took its place in the late October in the city of Beijin. Famous HMB fighter Michael Morgul took part in the friendly event. He shared his impressions…

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“5vs5” or duels – is that a question for David Dixon?”

“5vs5” or duels – is that a question for David Dixon?”

HMBIA asked David Dixon, fighter of “Ursus” HMB-club (USA) if he has in plans performance in other categories and his answer was clear and short!   David Dixon: "I am interested in the style of pro fights and I am training to hopefully compete in that style of fighting starting in mid 2017 provided that orgteam of International Tournament of Chivalry "ITOC"-2017 will add such a category and make it…

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HMB Full-contact tournament, Warsaw: How Polish national team prepares for the Battle of the Nations

HMB Full-contact tournament, Warsaw: How Polish national team prepares for the Battle of the Nations

One of the most interesting HMB tournaments in Poland "HMB Full-contact tournament" took place in Warsaw 04.02.2016. Arena was assembly in modern sport hall CRS Bielany.   This tournament was an excellent workout for the Polish National Team. A chance to look at the selected fighters of the categories "5 vs 5" and exercise category "Massive battle". Ukrainian and british teams also took part in it. So there were 11…

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International HMB Fighter ID

International HMB Fighter ID

HMB international association is proud to introduce you International HMB Fighter ID. As an ID holder you will receive: 1. Official recognition by HMB International Association as HMB fighter. 2. Free and fast entrance to HMBIA organized tournaments, training seminars, marshal summits and other events. 3. Discounts at our partner armouries ...and many more benefits to be announced in the near future You may apply for your ID simply by submitting…

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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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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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Loborec, Croatia: “I have different weapons for different cases…”

Loborec, Croatia: “I have different weapons for different cases…”

    I am planning to assemble a set of armor representing the first part of the 15th century in Croatia. That was a very turbulent time, the country was influenced by different cultures (Italy, Austria, Hungary, Turkey), so I am still looking for the right set to get. Right now I have a combination of Italian and Austrian-style armor.   And, of course, as a fighter I have different…

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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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