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The Battle on the Neva very soon! Are you ready?

The Battle on the Neva very soon! Are you ready?

The Battle on the Neva festival, one of the brightest HMB events of summer in Russia, is coming! July 13-14, the Peter and Paul Fortress will welcome thousands of HMB sports fans and people who love the atmosphere of the Middle Ages. The festival is sure to surprise, inspire and amaze. It will be a really impressive event! The incredible scale of the festival, its diversity and hospitality will amaze…

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Medieval Battles at Argentinian Independence Holiday

Medieval Battles at Argentinian Independence Holiday

A weekend to celebrate History in the bucolic city of Maschwitz, in Argentina, a land of the South of the world. It’s Terra Australis Tournament, that takes place at 6, 7 and 8 july, with nominations for Buhurt 5v5 categories, Sword & Shield, Longsword, Sword & Buckler duels and yet Profight.   It’s a full Holiday for medieval fans, who also celebrate Argentina Independence Day (july 9th). But this time,…

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HMB Soft and Medieval History for kids

HMB Soft and Medieval History for kids

One could imagine there are no medieval fans in the tropical lands of Brazil. It would be a lack of imagination, once medieval spirit is quite alive among concrete jungle and savage hills near the beach.   A project carried by Daniel Felipe (HMBIA Marshal) and his team, the Silver Sword Company, is taking HMB Soft experiences to kids and teens at public and private schools, reaching more than 2…

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Riga is waiting for the strongest!

Riga is waiting for the strongest!

The Junior HMB Soft World Championship for HMB clubs and schools has become a good tradition for Riga, Latvia. It has become the most important tournament of the year for HMB young athletes. This year’s edition will be held December, 7-8 in Riga (Latvia).   On both days of the Championship, participants will find a rich program of competitions. On the first day, December 7th, individual categories will be held…

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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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