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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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Oscar de la Parra, Mexico: “My role in buhurts is to be tank, my priority is to withstand blows”

Oscar de la Parra, Mexico: “My role in buhurts is to be tank, my priority is to withstand blows”

    I use a XIVth-century Western European harness. It consists of a Kusnacht brigandine with splinted rerebraces, vambraces, cuisses and greaves. Most of the armour is stainless steel, so maintenance is easy.   The helmet is made of 10-12ga mild steel, it is a visored bascinet with a scale aventail. I prefer scales over riveted maille because they offer more structural protection. The visor is based on one of…

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Orión Maldonado Reyes, Mexico: “It is the best opportunity to test myself in fights and break through the limits of my mind“

Orión Maldonado Reyes, Mexico: “It is the best opportunity to test myself in fights and break through the limits of my mind“

    My personal goal is to have one professional fight with, at least, one fighter from every participating country at “Battle of the Nations” this year. It sounds crazy, but for me it is a personal challenge and the best opportunity to test myself in fights and break through the limits of my mind.   Concerning my team, other fighters and teams I can only wish them to find…

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Orión Maldonado Reyes, Mexico: “It’s nice to travel around the world and learn how other teams train, learn their styles and compare them in a good fight”

Orión Maldonado Reyes, Mexico: “It’s nice to travel around the world and learn how other teams train, learn their styles and compare them in a good fight”

    Our first appearance as Team Mexico took place at the Austrian Cup 2014. Great atmosphere, strong opponents – it was a good practice before "Battle of the Nations"-2014. Our second appearance on the international arena was at “BotN” in Trogir where we participated in "5 vs 5" and “All vs Russia.”   The most memorable battle… It was the fight against Team Serbia’s captain, Igor Cosic. We fought…

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Mexican breakthrough, or European Middle Ages in Mexican way

Mexican breakthrough, or European Middle Ages in Mexican way

    Many may be surprised, but Mexicans, though being far from all known historical features of the European Middle Ages, are very fond of historical medieval battles in armor. The HMB movement is developing very actively there, and, judging by the pace, will catch up or even leave behind old Europe soon!   Today we can say with confidence that at the World Championship in HMB "Battle of the…

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Jimenez, Mexico: “Together, we want to create a series of tournaments that will later transform into Mexican HMB Championship!”

Jimenez, Mexico: “Together, we want to create a series of tournaments that will later transform into Mexican HMB Championship!”

  We have worked hard to promote full contact fighting in armor in Mexico. An important step was the creation of the Mexican Association of Historical medieval battles. The aim of the organization is to promote HMB sport in our country. But we are still working hard to become official members of HMBIA.   We open HMB clubs under the auspices of our association and create new groups. In general,…

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Jimenez, Mexico. Remembering about the future

Jimenez, Mexico. Remembering about the future

    We really enjoy doing this, so in Mexico we expect this to grow, and become a big sport. First we think our system is good, for now, there are not many Mexicans in armor fighting, right now, so we are trying to promote this new sport and get more people to play with us.   We have 3 different groups trying 3 different methods of training. All of…

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Jimenez, Mexico: “We had no idea what to expect, we prepared for it, and did the best we can”

Jimenez, Mexico: “We had no idea what to expect, we prepared for it, and did the best we can”

    For Mexico, it was the first “Battle of the Nations”, and the first time we participated in a sport event like this. So, we had no idea what to expect, we prepared for it, and did the best we could. So I must say, we are very satisfied, we proved ourselves and we made a good job in the lists, so now we have bigger goals for the…

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Alberto Baal Jimenez, Mexico: “Battle of the Nations” means fraternity, friendship and mutual support”

Alberto Baal Jimenez, Mexico: “Battle of the Nations” means fraternity, friendship and mutual support”

    We couldn’t take a large support team with us. We arrived at the Championship with only three supporters. They did everything they could to help us, namely took photos when we fought, brought us all necessary things. It was a hard work. An amazing thing is that we felt support of other teams, namely Austria, Argentina, Australia and New Zealand. They showed us that “Battle of the Nations”…

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Angelo Varela, Mexico: “Trogir it’s an awesome place, maybe because of atmosphere, which “Battle of the Nations” brought here”

Angelo Varela, Mexico: “Trogir it’s an awesome place, maybe because of atmosphere, which “Battle of the Nations” brought here”

  It’s our first time when we are here. We feel happy. We feel great. Because we proofed to other nations that Mexico is not only a small country. We proofed that we are quite strong in some kinds of sport, especially in such uncommon kind for Mexico, as a fighting in armour. We won only five fights, but I guess it’s an achievement for us, and a great experience. We started meeting…

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