Publications

Eme, France: “I especially like the team aspect”

Eme, France: “I especially like the team aspect”

  Edouard Eme,  captain of “Martel” club (France), captain of the National Team of France       - Tell us, please, about your way to HMB sport. What does full contact fighting in armor mean to you? How long have you been engaged in it? - For me, fighting in armor is the most beautiful and most chivalric way to practise a combat sport. I especially like the team…

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Jhancy Ortega, Mexico: “I try to do as much as possible for our team”

Jhancy Ortega, Mexico: “I try to do as much as possible for our team”

  I’m going to support my team at the HMB World Championship “Battle of the Nations”-2015! I try to do as much as possible for our team. In fact, all the civil medieval clothes and base of the armour they used at “Battle of the Nations”-2014 were made by me! The colors that I used were my fighting strategy, but it's a secret!   And I massaged all our fighters…

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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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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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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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“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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“Iron Tower”. One of the three pillars of Italian HMB sport

“Iron Tower”. One of the three pillars of Italian HMB sport

  HMB clubs       "Iron Tower", Italy (Tuscany)  Established in 2014          Italian Tuscany is considered a paradise on our planet! It has stunning landscapes, nature reserves, a thriving wine industry and wonderful, amiable people. Among other merits of Tuscany is a HMB club called "Iron Tower".    Roberto Fontana, a fighter of Team Italy, member of the club "Iron Tower", kindly agreed to tell…

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Jon Barry, UK: “I am still teased for showing my flag before field marshal”

Jon Barry, UK: “I am still teased for showing my flag before field marshal”

  People of the HMB movement:    Jon Barry,  HMBIA certified marshal  In 2014, HMB World Championship’s board of marshals has been joined by referees from Europe. According to Alexander Davydov, head of the HMBIA Marshal Committee, this step will contribute to further development of the HMB movement.   "We decided to make the board of marshals more international. We were joined by referees from France, Germany, Great Britain, Moldova,…

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