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The HMB Soft Open German Championship is returning!

The HMB Soft Open German Championship is returning!

 The HMB Soft Open German Championship 2020 will take place on April, 4 in the city of Berne (Germany). It will be the third edition of the tournament this year and the organization team headed by Michael Tegge have already announced the start of participant registration. To take part in the HMB Soft Open German Championship 2020 every HMB athlete can fill in the registration form. It is expected that…

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Kurzak: “Physical training is the foundation of the sport”

Kurzak: “Physical training is the foundation of the sport”

Paweł Kurzak is literally one of the best HMB fighters in the world. As everyone in the HMB community knows, Paweł is a member of the White Company HMB club from the UK. This strong and muscular athlete shows great results in the list fighting alone and in the 5vs5 team led by him. He is responsible for the buhurt training of the White Company fighters. Also he is a…

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Spain: when you have fencing in your blood

Spain: when you have fencing in your blood

HMB sport is beautiful in its diversity. A variety of weapons, tactical decisions, categories ... Duels and mass battles. Here everyone will find a category to their liking. Today we will talk about duels. More specifically, the popularity of dueling categories in Spain. HMBIA News had an interesting conversation with Rodrigo González Ayala, well known HMB representative from this country about this beautiful and noble category. According to Rodrigo, Spanish…

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A story about an armored scientist

A story about an armored scientist

Today HMBIA News will tell you a story about an archaeologist who picked up fighting. It is about the Italian girl who fell in love with HMB sport and did everything possible to enter the lists of the most important HMB competition - HMB World Championship Battle of the Nations! Beatrice Pellegrini was born in Milan, Italy. She had a normal life; studying and hanging out with friends. That’s when…

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2020; new year’s duelling!

2020; new year’s duelling!

Siberian foothold 2020 this year was held in an unusual format - the tournament consisted only of duels. On January, 5 fencers from Siberia and the Urals arrived in Novosibirsk (Russia). About 20 HMB athletes fought here for the gold. The event received international status - HMB athletes from Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan came to compete with their Russian colleagues. HMBIA News asked Anastasia Pankova why the tournament changed its format…

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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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