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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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Loborec, Croatia: “We are better prepared than last year and now we can enter a fight without fear and nervousness”

Loborec, Croatia: “We are better prepared than last year and now we can enter a fight without fear and nervousness”

    We like the idea that the World Championship in HMB “Battle of the Nations”-2015 will be held in Prague, since it is close to us and we will have an opportunity to go there. Also, Prague is a very historic city with a great medieval background and holding the Championship there will be a great experience.   My team has been in preparations since last year, so we…

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Ivan Pampi Loborec, Croatia: “As for the future, I foresee a lot of official HMB clubs in Croatia united in the League”

Ivan Pampi Loborec, Croatia: “As for the future, I foresee a lot of official HMB clubs in Croatia united in the League”

    In 2014, Croatia hosted the World Championship in HMB "Battle of the Nations", and showed itself as a worthy opponent on the lists. The National Team of the country was a "dark horse" of the Championship.   Ivan Pampi Loborec, president of the National HMB Association of Croatia lifted a veil of secrecy concerning the National Team, told us about development of the HMB movement in the country…

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Loborec, Croatia: “We know that we can always count on the help of our friends”

Loborec, Croatia: “We know that we can always count on the help of our friends”

    We were greatly supported at the HMB World Championship "Battle of the Nations"-2014 by the mayor's office of my home town of Sveti Ivan Zelina, and personally the head of Zagorje district! The sum was not big, but it was enough to cover the cost of logistics for the trip to Trogir.   Our support team, that we brought to the Championship, included 10 people. They helped us…

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Ivan Pampi Loborec, Croatia: “After “Battle of the Nations” I understand that other events are not so serious”

Ivan Pampi Loborec, Croatia: “After “Battle of the Nations” I understand that other events are not so serious”

    My impressions concerning the event are very good, it was the first experience for our team, but not for me. I have already taken part in some European tournaments, mainly in Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Italy, so I was familiar with the concept and the sport itself, and had some combat experience.   As for the organization, some difficulties were noticed, but it is only because I am a representative of the organizing committee of the biggest tournament in Croatia, so I know what to expect and understand that those minor difficulties are a part of the process.…

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Participants of “Battle of the Nations”­-2014 know their rivals

Participants of “Battle of the Nations”­-2014 know their rivals

  On the eve of 30 of May in Trogir (Croatia) a draw of the World Championship “Battle of the Nations”-2014 took place.    The opponent is known, so fighters and teams can build tactic and strategy for the tournament,- thanks to the new playoff system, fighters can predict the next pair on their own. What about the draw procedure, there were no suddenness, according to Sergey Tsymbal, Deputy of…

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