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How to create champions? Russian secrets

How to create champions? Russian secrets

The HMB World Championship Battle of the Nations 2019 reached an unprecedented scale two months ago, but we still cannot forget the battles of the national teams. Technique, tactics, strategy, strength, power and agility, a high class of possession of combat techniques and many types of weapons ... From such a spectacle our heads were spinning. Athletes from Russia, as always, showed high results. How does one prepare against these…

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Gavin Stewart: “… It all comes down to enthusiasm and passion”

Gavin Stewart: “… It all comes down to enthusiasm and passion”

Big HMB events are now more oriented to a different kind of audience - HMB fans and people who just start to follow it as these tournaments have online broadcasting. Thanks to the commentators of Live streams we can understand what's happening in the list, find out a lot of interesting things about fighters, teams and different aspects of HMB.   HMBIA News asked the famous commentator of the English…

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HMB Marshals: who? when? why? what?

HMB Marshals: who? when? why? what?

Do you know who the HMB marshals are? We are confident that everyone who is involved in HMB sport will say YES. However, do we know everything about them and their work? Let’s not make any assumptions and let's analyze in more detail the very concept of the “HMB Marshal”. Let’s talk about their duties and about their work. Perhaps after reading this, you too want to pick up the…

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The tempering of a top team

The tempering of a top team

At the World Championships in HMB, Battle of the Nations, we saw a team that consisted  of different fighters from different clubs. They were from different cities of the same country. However, despite these obstacles this team worked together as one. They operated as if they were mentally connected. It was a thing of magic. HMBIA News spoke to Marina Golovina, one of the fighters from this phenomenal Russian women’s…

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“I swear” – one of the most important traditions of BOTN

“I swear” – one of the most important traditions of BOTN

A slight feeling of nostalgia stays with us after the tenth anniversary of Battle of the Nations in Serbia. We would like to relive the championship events again and again and return to that unique atmosphere.   Let's look back at the opening ceremony of the Championship together, and focus on one of the most important traditions associated with it. From year to year, more and more teams participate in…

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Bogdan Sbitnev about BOtN 2019: “I survived! The main goal is achieved”

Bogdan Sbitnev about BOtN 2019: “I survived! The main goal is achieved”

For the very first time in history, Kyrgyzstan was represented at the HMB world championship Battle of the Nations. Bogdan Sbitnev returned home with very decent results. Bogdan stood out, using a very distinct round shield with the sun on a red background. He was seen wielding this shield in the Sword and Shield duels, in the 30 vs 30 mass battles and, of course, the 150 vs 150!  …

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The anniversary of the “Alexander Nevsky Cup”

The anniversary of the “Alexander Nevsky Cup”

The traditional historical and patriotic festival "Alexander Nevsky Cup" was held today in St. Petersburg (Russia). This year the festival celebrates its tenth anniversary! Visitors to the Lyubashinsky garden today were entertained with an amazingly diverse and rich event. The audience was treated to a tournament of the HMB youth league. Such tournaments are very important for HMB sports. Young athletes at these events gain combat experience which is invaluable…

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The truth about female buhurts on BOTN-2019

The truth about female buhurts on BOTN-2019

This year, for the second time in the history of the HMB World Championship Battle of the Nations, there was competitions in the women's buhurt category 5 vs 5. As always this nomination stirred excitement among the participants. Women’s buhurts have grown from an experimental category to an established part of HMB.   At the Smederevo fortress there was wonderful weather for the spectators but a burning heat for the…

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30 vs 30: USA reached a goal

30 vs 30: USA reached a goal

Imazing mass battles category 30 vs 30 don`t let us forget any of those fights! Almost every team and even every fighter that we saw took off helmets coming out the lists and had a smile on their face. The athletes from the USA were no exception. Sam Andrews from the USA team enjoyed all the fights. Not only because the fights as they were, but because of the opportunity…

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Unbelievable 30vs30: tough, fun and shocking

Unbelievable 30vs30: tough, fun and shocking

A new mass nomination for the HMB World Championship Battle of the Nations 2019 caused a huge stir before the start of the fighting and a lot of enthusiasm after it. Teams from different countries united in alliances, which made the fights even more interesting. Right after one of the fights in this nomination, our journalist spoke to Mikael Wolkonski - a fighter from Sweden who fought under under the…

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