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“5vs5” or duels – is that a question for David Dixon?”

“5vs5” or duels – is that a question for David Dixon?”

HMBIA asked David Dixon, fighter of “Ursus” HMB-club (USA) if he has in plans performance in other categories and his answer was clear and short!   David Dixon: "I am interested in the style of pro fights and I am training to hopefully compete in that style of fighting starting in mid 2017 provided that orgteam of International Tournament of Chivalry "ITOC"-2017 will add such a category and make it…

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New HMB school for children in Australia

New HMB school for children in Australia

  Skye Burnie - well known australian female fighter told HMBIA News a really great news! Bryce Lightbody and Skye are planning to open soft sword school for the kids in Sydney (Australia). Skye will be one of the founders and, of course, one of the trainers. Skye Burnie: "We`re hoping to start up a soft sword school for kids in Sydney in the future. We visited the kids at…

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Chevasco Diaz, Argentina: “We just train hard, fight hard, and try to do our best on the lists”

Chevasco Diaz, Argentina: “We just train hard, fight hard, and try to do our best on the lists”

    We don´t have a lot of secrets concerning our preparations for the HMB World Championship “Battle of the Nations”-2015. We just train hard, fight hard, and try to do our best on the lists.   I am a coach on the battlefield, I am the guy who makes strategies, tactics and technically train the team. Andy Di Francesco is our captain, our team leader. She gave some tasks…

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Lukashov, Kazakhstan: “Medieval city adds to the general effect of the event”

Lukashov, Kazakhstan: “Medieval city adds to the general effect of the event”

    It’s nice that this year’s "Battle of the Nations" will be held in Prague. It seems to me, a festival or an event cannot be held in a "spherical vacuum," it’s always closely connected with the venue. And Prague is a quite old city with rich history and beautiful architecture. I mean that entourage of the "real" medieval city adds to the general effect of the event, making…

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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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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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Clothing Issue

Clothing Issue

    "What clothes are the best for training?" - Frequently Asked Questions / Information for novices -   Everything depends on what you are going to do. If you’re going to deal with general fitness exercises, then you can use casual, comfortable clothes. You can even wear a tailcoat with a bow tie, if you wish!   If you practise tyre striking, you can put on an underarmor clothing…

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Combat alliances

Combat alliances

    What are they and who / what do they include?   - Frequently Asked Questions - - Information for novices -     You can see at many HMB tournaments that teams participating in "5 vs 5" and "21 vs 21" categories are rarely formed of representatives of one club. You may think that fighters choose partners just before entering the lists, say a few words to each…

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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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Weapons for beginners

Weapons for beginners

    “What weapon should I choose to start training?” - Frequently Asked Questions / Information for novices   In general, you can train using any weapon, be it "soft" (foam weapon) or wooden one. Or, you can even use the arms used in battles.   Wooden weapons are good to train and practise blow delivering, but they’re apt only for that! However, some clubs of historical reenactment use them…

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