Publications

Cartwright, Australia: “I served as a police officer for many years and my baton training transfers well to the mace”

Cartwright, Australia: “I served as a police officer for many years and my baton training transfers well to the mace”

  Mike Cartwright,  fighter of “WASCL” (West Australian Armored Combat League) club,  fighter of the National Team of Australia           … Concerning his way to HMB sport  I came into HMB after I got fed up with the policies within the SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism) and the unrealistic fighting style.   HMB fighting, to my mind, is probably the closest thing to the real combat (with…

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First Class HMB Tournaments Foundation

First Class HMB Tournaments Foundation

  As you know, last weekend HMBIA held annual summit of association. During the first day of summit there was among others - Tournament Committee session.   There were a lot of hot discussions on major topics, and there was also one BIG surprise. President of HMBIA announced about the establishment of a "First Class HMB Tournaments Foundation". This is a foundation with 20,000€ in the pool, and this money…

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Allan Schiller, Denmark: “I think Denmark will be a strong force”

Allan Schiller, Denmark: “I think Denmark will be a strong force”

  Allan Schiller, fighter of “CMFC” club (“Copenhagen Medieval Fighting Club”), Denmark fighter of the National Team of Finland (“Battle of the Nations”-2014)        … Concerning his way to HMB sport It all started for me in early 2013 when I saw a YouTube video concerning “Sharukhan Clan” fighting at the “Dynamo” Cup. I was fascinated. I spent most of that year making my own armor. I quickly…

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Maksimenko, Latvia: “HMB is a sport where you have to try hard, do your best and fight for victory”

Maksimenko, Latvia: “HMB is a sport where you have to try hard, do your best and fight for victory”

  Vladimir Maksimenko (Hartman Enon),  fighter of "Lubeck" club (Latvia),  captain of the National Team of Latvia      … Concerning his way to HMB sport  I started practising full contact fighting in armor by chance. There was no HMB movement in Latvia, there were reenactors and role players. When I was a teenager, I was on friendly terms with some guys from a role-playing club called "Frontier", located in…

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“MCSF Jyväskylä”, Finland. Guys who warm up public before “Manowar”

“MCSF Jyväskylä”, Finland. Guys who warm up public before “Manowar”

  - HMB clubs      “MCSF Jyväskylä”, Finland  Established in 2014     Finland is rich not only in beautiful nature, stable economy and Santa Claus. People love and actively develop the HMB movement there. Today, there are 3 clubs practising HMB sports in Finland, namely “MCSF Helsinki”, “HMB Lappeenranta” and “MCSF Jyväskylä”. We’ll tell you about the latter today. Juri Lönn, captain of the National Team of Finland,…

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Avenirov, Ukraine: “When you participate in a competition, you have to fight to the very end!”

Avenirov, Ukraine: “When you participate in a competition, you have to fight to the very end!”

  - People of the HMB movement      Nikolay Avenirov, fighter of the HMB club “Ayna Bera” (Kyiv, Ukraine),  fighter of the National Team of Ukraine      One of the most titled Ukrainian fighters concerning many things...      ... Concerning his way to HMB sport  My way to full contact fighting in armor is familiar to many fighters. My friends told me about a role-playing movement, elves, orcs,…

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Training seminar in HMB (Italy, Milan, November 1-2, 2014). Program

Training seminar in HMB (Italy, Milan, November 1-2, 2014). Program

  First day: Seminar by Sergey Ukolov. The program includes: 1. Basic technique. Movements, hittings, defenses, stands. Training practice. 2. Series of strikes, combinations. Theirs variations, usage, necessity. 3. Contact work, clinch. Principles and techniques 4. Forming-up all training process from training to macrocycle. 5. Longsword and buckler. An overview of techniques and battle principles. 6. Practical trainings of basic techniques, sparrings.   Second day: Champions of "Battle of the…

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“CECM”, Argentina: “There are no unimportant people, everyone is important!”

“CECM”, Argentina: “There are no unimportant people, everyone is important!”

  HMB clubs        "CECM" Club, Argentina (Buenos Aires).  Established in 2013       Historical medieval battle is a new and relatively young sport, but it develops rapidly in Argentina. The country has an HMB Federation, which is working on the sport promotion. And its work is paying off, today HMB clubs are represented almost throughout Argentina.   Andy Di Francesco is one of the most popular…

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Fontana, Italy: “It’s not enough to be strong and use weapons masterfully to become a good HMB fighter!”

Fontana, Italy: “It’s not enough to be strong and use weapons masterfully to become a good HMB fighter!”

  - People of the HMB movement        Roberto Fontana,   fighter of the “Iron Tower” club (Tuscany, Italy),    fighter of the National Team of Italy    … About his way to HMB sport, his preferences and physical training... And about the opponent he wants to defeat     I decided to become a HMB fighter during my first trip to Russia with my future wife. We visited…

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Zerr, Germany: “We allow any person, interested in the Middle Ages, join our club”

Zerr, Germany: “We allow any person, interested in the Middle Ages, join our club”

  - HMB clubs     "Zitadelle", Germany      Valentin Zerr,  Vice-President of the HMB club "Zitadelle", fighter of the National Team of Germany     …About club   We registered our club "Zitadelle" officially at the beginning of 2013. At some point we came close to the need of registering it. Our Nuremberg group had been existing for many years prior to that. My engagement started in 2001-2002.…

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