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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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Gremov, Estonia: “It’s difficult to get that amount of adrenaline being engaged in any other activity”

Gremov, Estonia: “It’s difficult to get that amount of adrenaline being engaged in any other activity”

    Ivan Gremov, fighter of the “K.A.R.U.” club (Estonia), fighter of the National Team of Estonia     … Concerning his way to HMB sport  Before I came to HMB, I dealt with role-playing games and battles on very light and safe "foam rubber", then was wood, metal, and all those activities required better armor.   In general, from the moment I started practising it, eight and a half…

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Bykov, Estonia: “We want to test new methods of training at “Battle of the Nations”-2015″

Bykov, Estonia: “We want to test new methods of training at “Battle of the Nations”-2015″

    Everyone regularly asks us, "What do you expect from “Battle of the Nations”-2015?" But we do not have a clear answer! We expect surprises, meetings with new and old strong competitors, difficult and exhausting battles in the daytime and unrestrained fun in the evening!   At the last "Battle of the Nations" our five-member team was a hodgepodge of different clubs. In 2015, we plan to have a…

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Murumets, Estonia: “For me it was the first time at “Battle of the Nations”, so I didn’t know what to expect”

Murumets, Estonia: “For me it was the first time at “Battle of the Nations”, so I didn’t know what to expect”

    MEMORY REMAINS “Battle of the Nations”-2014   I’m quite happy about the result, it was better than my expectations. Good results in buhurt and triathlon, for the first time at “Battle of the Nations.”   For me it was the first time at “Battle of the Nations”, so I didn’t know what to expect. I only knew that Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Poland had very strong teams, but…

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Balkanskiy, Estonia: “I’ve been thinking about being a knight armed with an axe since my childhood…”

Balkanskiy, Estonia: “I’ve been thinking about being a knight armed with an axe since my childhood…”

    Mikhail Balkanskiy, fighter of "Karu" club, fighter of the National Team of Estonia     … Concerning his way to HMB sport I’ve joined HMB sport recently. It happened after the traditional tournament in Narva. Then, after the fighting, we had a nice contact with Estonian soldiers. At that time my future comrades were fighting for the National Team of the Baltic States, but dreamt about their own,…

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Murumets, Estonia: “I would expect good fighting“

Murumets, Estonia: “I would expect good fighting“

    LOOK FORWARD  “Battle of the Nations”-2015    I would expect good fighting. It’s what we need. A good fight is a fight when fighters are happy, as well as spectators. It’s nice to fight with your friends and then to talk and listen to various stories after hard battles.   Concerning triathlon, I hope to meet even more stronger opponents.   And I hope that organizers will tell…

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Murumets, Estonia: “I rely on my muscular memory, the things that I have drilled in practice”

Murumets, Estonia: “I rely on my muscular memory, the things that I have drilled in practice”

    Jaan Murumets, fighter of “Turm” club (Estonia), fighter of the National Team of Estonia     … Concerning his choice of HMB sport Everything started with the interest to swords and history. From there came LARP. I found friends who were interested in history and reenactment. About 5 years ago those friends called me to Viking swordfigthing practice. After 2 years of “not very intense training“ I started…

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Shestakov, Estonia: “We’ve understood ways of further development taking into account “Battle of the Nations”-2014 results”

Shestakov, Estonia: “We’ve understood ways of further development taking into account “Battle of the Nations”-2014 results”

    - The off-season -   We hold our big Estonian workout once a month in Tallinn and Narva. It shows us a lot of important things, namely skills of our men, their level of training, their weak ponts.   Now, for the most part, people want to go somewhere in Russia, they take our eastern neighbor as a paragon. It’s our immediate task, but we need to get…

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Shestakov, Estonia: “Everybody wants to join the main five-member team, and we will hold a qualifying event for that”

Shestakov, Estonia: “Everybody wants to join the main five-member team, and we will hold a qualifying event for that”

    Our impressions concerning "Battle of the Nations"-2014 are great. We would like to fight with all those opponents, who we have already met, again. And there are many others who we would like to meet. As for Russia, we want to go there, but we have only been invited to a training so far. We aren’t ready to fight with the Russians on equal terms.   We will…

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Nikolai Bykov, Estonia: “My dream has come true!”

Nikolai Bykov, Estonia: “My dream has come true!”

    We participated in the event very well. Neither we nor our fans (and there were quite a lot of them in Russia and Ukraine, in Estonia) did not expect that we would be able to leave our subgroup. We lost only to the French, who took the tenth place in the overall lead. Unfortunately, our main fightersdid not participate in that battle, both of them had health problems. So, we had to use our substitute men.   Among our most exciting battles was the battle with Ukraine-2. We fought twice and the…

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