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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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Prague is ready to welcome the best. Qualifiers are close to completion!

Prague is ready to welcome the best. Qualifiers are close to completion!

    A series of qualifiers for the HMB World Championship "Battle of the Nations"-2015 is close to completion. Compositions of all the National Teams will be known by mid-April.   Greater number of participants than ever before, higher level of fighters’ training and openness of the tournaments are the features of this year’s qualifiers.   - Pavel Besaga, HMBIA Tournament Committee:  "We are very pleased with the development of…

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The “Royal category.” There are 10 National Teams!

The “Royal category.” There are 10 National Teams!

    For the first time in the history of the World Championship in HMB "Battle of the Nations" the number of teams participating in the "Royal category" ("21 vs 21") has become two-digit. And according to the organizers of "Battle of the Nations", "ten" is not the limit!   This year the organizers are conducting an experiment, they’re giving an opportunity to fight in the “Royal category” to the…

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Royal category – for everyone!

Royal category – for everyone!

    Every willing fighter or National Team will be able to take part in the royal "21 vs 21" category at the World Championship in HMB "Battle of the Nations"-2015.   After the HMBIA summit held in Prague it was decided to allow several National Teams form an alliance and act as a single team.   There should be a National Team acting as a leader, it will gather…

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Legionnaires in National Teams. The question is settled!

Legionnaires in National Teams. The question is settled!

    Legionnaires issue was one of the most actively disputed at the HMBIA summit held in Prague.   Summit participants could vote for several options to solve the issue, in particular: 1. Allow team membership to fighters with citizenship or permanent residentship of the country; 2. Allow team membership to fighters with citizenship of the country; 3. Allow team membership to fighters with citizenship of the country, as well…

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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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Prague Summit. One country – one National Team

Prague Summit. One country – one National Team

    Follow the International Olympic Committee!   During the working meeting in Prague, participants faced several major issues and decisions they had to make will influence development vectors of HMBIA and World Championship in HMB “Battle of the Nations”. Among them, there was a question concerning regulation of the formation of National Teams.    According to the HMBIA, the issue was ripe. During the years of the Association and…

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HMBIA makes the “21 vs 21″ category available to everyone

HMBIA makes the “21 vs 21″ category available to everyone

    Every willing fighter or National Team will be able to take part in the royal "21 vs 21" category at the World Championship in HMB "Battle of the Nations"-2015.   Such an opportunity has become available for athletes after the HMBIA summit held in Prague (it took place at the end of November, 2014). By the majority of the votes it was decided to allow several National Teams…

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Revelations of a duellist

Revelations of a duellist

    David Britten, Arms instructor of Team Scotland     The strangest thing about me is that I have never been interested in HMB. I am an instructor (and a pretty disreputable one) for historical European martial arts. My club is called "Glasgow Company of Duellists." We specialize in the longsword fighting based on the works of a German fencing masters of XIII-XIVth centuries, Johannes Liechtenauer, and, of course,…

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Di Francesco, Argentina: “Let’s show everyone what we are capable of,”

Di Francesco, Argentina: “Let’s show everyone what we are capable of,”

    …or “How I spent "Battle of the Nations"-2014”   We used to fight, work hard and achieve goals, we learned to sacrifice much to achieve them, and it’s OK. But every time you get an achievement, you cannot believe at first, however silly it may sound.   I do not remember everything in detail, only some episodes... I looked at my hands in gauntlets, listened to my breathing,…

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