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Ernesto Brodella Sampaio: “… having the opportunity to carry the brazilian and my team’s flag is amazing”

Ernesto Brodella Sampaio: “… having the opportunity to carry the brazilian and my team’s flag is amazing”

This year the young athlete Ernesto Brodella Sampaio from The Silver Sword Company HMB club, Brazil participated in HMB Soft World Championship among schools and clubs in Riga and won in the “Breakthrough of the year in duels” category. It was the first such high level competition for Ernesto and he got into hard group after the draw: “I could learn a lot, the fights were amazing, they are very…

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New round of HMB Soft development

New round of HMB Soft development

The 3rd HMB Soft World Championship among schools and clubs was held on December 7-8 in Riga, Latvia. This year, the tournament organizers presented several innovations of the tournament part of the Championship. In addition, this year the geography of the tournament has expanded significantly - athletes from Germany, France, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Latvia came for World Championship medals. And also for the first time, representatives of Israel and Brazil…

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The success of the new conference format

The success of the new conference format

This year, for the first time, the HMBIA General Assembly participants had the opportunity to discuss issues that they are interested thanks to the round table format. Such a discussion, according to the participants, was very useful, interesting. Participants shared their experiences with pleasure, answered questions, suggested ways to solve problems. Many of them hope that this format of communication will become traditional for the HMBIA summits in the future.…

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The most discussed issue of the conference

The most discussed issue of the conference

During the Buhurt League conference, one of the most discussed issue was the problem of working with sponsors for organizing HMB tournaments and supporting such events by local authorities. A problem such as lack of funding is faced by many organizers. Using the example of 3 large-scale festivals, Nadezhda Orlova, the financial director of the Courage of Ages organization, spoke about their experience of such work. We are talking about…

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HMBIA is always ready to help!

HMBIA is always ready to help!

During the round table discussion, the issue of organizing and promoting HMB tournaments was re-raised. Irina Kamaeva (HMBIA PR & Marketing) advised the discussion participants to regard the tournament as product as a whole, noting that there was already a lot of experience in “selling” such projects to potential partners and representatives of the city authorities to raise a budget, as well as on ways of possible cooperation with representatives…

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Round Table discussion time

Round Table discussion time

The participants of the Buhurt League conference, that takes place as the part of the HMBIA General Assembly, went on to discuss issues of interest to them in a round table format. Gavin Stewart moderates the communication of the participants. In addition, the HMBIA President Eduard Eme, Ivan Koryagin, representative of the Buhurt League and Irina Kamaeva, the head of the PR Committee of the HMBIA actively participate in the…

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City authorities and sponsors in Estonia

City authorities and sponsors in Estonia

Nikolai Bykov, speaking to the conference participants, spoke about the experience of organizing the Reval Cup and Old Tallinn Cup. In particular, they discussed in detail the experience of cooperation of his team with the city authorities.   According to him, help from the city authorities was not received immediately, however, being interested in tournaments and their usefulness for the image of the city, partial assistance was provided for organizing…

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Participants share experiences: about Kening Striid

Participants share experiences: about Kening Striid

During the conference, participants from all over the world could share their experience in the tournaments organizing. So, the first to speak about her experience was Esther Veldstra from the Netherlands. The Kening Striid tournament organized by Esther got Masters status this year.   The participants, among other things, were interested in electronic chips that were first used at the tournament and the principle its work. Each fighter received a…

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12 vs 12 in the Buhurt League system

12 vs 12 in the Buhurt League system

The Buhurt League was created primarily to provide common high standards for tournaments held around the world. Ivan Koryagin, a representative of the League, drew the attention of the conference participants that tournaments of all statuses are equally important for the League and for participants.   In addition, during the discussion, the participants were explained the aspects of introducing a new category of 12 vs 12. In particular, Ivan Koryagin…

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The second day of the Summit has begun!

The second day of the Summit has begun!

The second day of the HMBIA General Assembly is entirely devoted to the work of the Buhurt League. League managers prepared a series of reports on the work of the system, as well as a discussion of current issues with the tournament organizers in a round table format. In addition, an important point here is a discussion of ways to improve the work of the League and avoid possible problems…

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