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Blyth, UK: “I went for more of a tank role”

Blyth, UK: “I went for more of a tank role”

    In Croatia, I used English 14th-century-style armour consisting of a Visby-style coat of plates made from mild steel, which is heavy but cheap, my arms and legs were protected with hand-riveted steel and separate overlapping plates. I had a maille padded coiffe and a great helm made of mild steel. It was heavy but durable. I chose this type of armor mainly because of low cost, as I…

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Quayle, UK: “Paintings on helmets give inspiration to fighters who are on the lists”

Quayle, UK: “Paintings on helmets give inspiration to fighters who are on the lists”

    In our team there is some kind of tradition – fighters have nicknames. I have a shark’s mouth painted on my helm. So, I got a nickname “Sharky”. Fans and the crowd here in the UK find it easy to spot me when I`m fighting. The crowd love it!   I love this name and think it`s pretty good as I`m a runner in buhurts.   The idea…

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Bailey, UK: “We worked hard to perfect the support group”

Bailey, UK: “We worked hard to perfect the support group”

    My teammates and many people from the HMB movement know me as John Little. I love this nickname. I was the official John Little of Sherwood Forest for 2 years. At first, I performed at some shows around the country, then I was one of the main characters at a re-enactment in Sherwood Forest which is held every year in the month of May, there I fight off…

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Quayle, UK: “Willingness to help progress other teams is the most impressive thing”

Quayle, UK: “Willingness to help progress other teams is the most impressive thing”

    “Battle of the Nations”-2014 held in Croatia left me and my team unforgettable impressions. We got a lot of precious experience from fighting and watching other teams’ fights.   I can tell about my impressions concerning other teams. First of all, fighting with Russia was an experience that we all needed. It showed me how much I needed to improve. Not just in terms of fitness, I understood…

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Glendinning, the United Kingdom: “We can’t wait to see our brothers and sisters from all the other teams in 2015”

Glendinning, the United Kingdom: “We can’t wait to see our brothers and sisters from all the other teams in 2015”

    My expectations for the World Championship in HMB “Battle of the Nations”-2015 are very high. The Summit held in Prague highlighted how well “Battle of the Nations” is doing internationally. I think, this year’s Championship will offer new exciting things.   Team UK is excited and I know many can't wait to get back to fighting in 2015. We can't wait to see our brothers and sisters from…

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Quayle, UK: “Fighting on the lists against the Russians filled me with adrenaline, my heart was thumping in my chest”

Quayle, UK: “Fighting on the lists against the Russians filled me with adrenaline, my heart was thumping in my chest”

    Team UK participated in “Battle of the Nations” World Championship in France in 2013. I did not fight then as I didn’t know about the sport. 95% of the team that fought in “Battle of the Nations” this year were new fighters, who had never fought in any HMB-tournaments before and who started their training in January (including myself). We did well as for novices, we learnt a…

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Quayle, UK: “I’m more of a technique fighter; I wait for the right moment and then do my best.”

Quayle, UK: “I’m more of a technique fighter; I wait for the right moment and then do my best.”

    John Quayle, fighter of “Vectis knights” club, fighter of the National Team of United Kingdom      … Concerning his way to HMB sport  I started to practise HMB in January 2014, after seeing “Knight Club” on TV (BBC), a story of Team UK at “Battle of the Nations”-2013 in France. I watched it by chance, and I could not believe that such extreme sport could exist. From…

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Glendinning, the United Kingdom. “Fitness and fitness again!” is the key point learned by our team”

Glendinning, the United Kingdom. “Fitness and fitness again!” is the key point learned by our team”

    I think, our team learned a lot after participation in the World Championship in Historical Medieval Battle "Battle of the Nations"-2014. For many of our guys, including myself, it was the first full-contact fighting in armor. It was the lesson we had to learn from the very first.   "Fitness and fitness again!" is the key point learned by our team. Also, as it turned out, teamwork is…

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Who says it’s uncomfortable to rave in armor?!

Who says it’s uncomfortable to rave in armor?!

    (Weekend idea:)) A team of the United Kingdom had a good time in a «FUEL ROCK CLUB» in Cardiff.   Taking part in a medieval fair «Caldicot Re-enactment Extravaganza» (Cardiff, Wales), Her Majesty's subjects could not miss an opportunity to combine business with pleasure. Being in their right mind and full dress, the guys went to a local rock club. There, in addition to having fun, tough British…

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Quayle, UK: “The Championship was brilliant!”

Quayle, UK: “The Championship was brilliant!”

    I think our team was lucky to have a support group. The guys helped us a lot, brought water, cooked for us and helped to put on armor before the battles. A few of our fans came to Trogir as well. They wanted to see the battles and plunge into the atmosphere of the Middle Ages. They were fascinated by the show, so one of them wants to…

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