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Yorick Zelessen, the Netherlands: a real team player!

Yorick Zelessen, the Netherlands: a real team player!

  It all started way back in 2009, when Yorick had been keen on re-enactment. He just heard about HMB sport and the World Championship in HMB "Battle of the Nations", but it didn't get his blood flowing at that point in time. This story is about Yorick Zelessen, a chairman of the "HMB Federatie Nederland" from the Netherlands.   Four years passed and Yorick got to right place in…

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Who is on the “Battle of the Nations”-2018 poster?

Who is on the “Battle of the Nations”-2018 poster?

  It seems like everyone wants to know the answer to this question. Be sure that you know this guy and you’ve already had an opportunity to fight with him. His name is Rob Hunter and he is from USA. However, it was a great surprise for Rob to see his picture in action on the official poster of the World Championship in HMB "Battle of the Nations"-2018.   Rob…

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Flávio Lopes, Brazil: sport is a good alternative

Flávio Lopes, Brazil: sport is a good alternative

  Flávio Lopes, the fighter of the National Team of Brazil, in his usual life trying to help children understand that there are a lot of ways to make their lives much better. One of this way is sport. He created a presentation to introduce HMB to "ordinary" people and has been visiting schools for a year now in his armour, giving children lectures, in which he combined the medieval…

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Real HMB family: a fighter and two Marshals

Real HMB family: a fighter and two Marshals

  It seems like everyone in Argentina loves HMB sport. There are many families going in for this sport. And now you will know about one more family involved in HMB. Roxana E. Ruiz de Miauro and her husband Edward are Marshals, their daughter Paula D. Miauro is a duelist fighter, and this story started thanks to her.   Paula began to practice HMB sport in "CECM" HMB club three…

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Country in numbers – the story of China

Country in numbers – the story of China

  China is a huge country, which is not associated with armor, knights and medieval fights. However, everyone in the HMB movement knows that once you try yourself in this sport, you cannot stop it. This is also applicable to Chinese athletes. They are new to HMB, but their team has already took part in the World Championship in HMB "Battle of the Nations"-2017 in Barcelona. Gao Peng, a manager…

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Medieval battles returned to the castle of Santa Severa!

Medieval battles returned to the castle of Santa Severa!

  While reading the historical novels by Walter Scott, we can come up with images of medieval knights, long bloody sieges and the brilliance of royal lives. We imagine majestic castles, enveloped in the atmosphere of knightly duels, gloomy customs and medieval passions: massive stone walls, high ceiling vaults and fortress towers, crowned with flags. Nowadays, to visit such a castle is a rare fortune. But this year participants and…

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Castle of Santa Severa – the official location of the World Championship in HMB “Battle of the Nations”-2018

Castle of Santa Severa – the official location of the World Championship in HMB “Battle of the Nations”-2018

  HMBIA proudly presents the Castle of Santa Severa as the official location for the World Championship in HMB "Battle of the Nations"-2018, that will be held on 3-6th May. The castle was built in the 14th century, and its medieval spirit will provide us with the most outstanding complement to the atmosphere of the Championship!   Santa Severa is one of the most fascinating places in the Lazio Region,…

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HMB girls rule!

HMB girls rule!

  HMB girls are not only beautiful and smart – they are really tough. Girls train hard and show great results. They are purposeful and disciplined. And we can list the names of these girls as long as you want. For example, Melanie Gras from the "Decima" club (Germany). She trains hard and seriously.   Melanie Gras: "Pawel Kurzak is my trainer. Usually I work out three days a week…

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The “Wolfengarde” HMB club: steel or soft? They take both

The “Wolfengarde” HMB club: steel or soft? They take both

  The history of the "Wolfengarde" HMB club starts in late 2015. They became official in early 2016 and is located in Orange County, California. HMBIA News found out its story from Jonathan DeSalvo, one of the club`s founders and the "Battle of the Nations" veteran. He told our reporter that they have about 30 members in the team, where 20 are active participants. All their fighters are brand new…

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Roosa Järvinen: her life, fights and dreams

Roosa Järvinen: her life, fights and dreams

  After the first fight she couldn`t even remember her name, but she knew for sure that she left her heart on the list! Today we will talk about Roosa Järvinen from Finland.     She has been fighting since the end of 2015. That year she saw fights of her friends for the first time and was very interested, thus she wanted to try it by herself. According to…

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