Publications

The “Royal Day”

The “Royal Day”

  Tomorrow, at 13.00, battles of the "Royal category" ("21 vs 21") start on the main lists of "Battle of the Nations"-2015.    On the first day of the World Championship in HMB, the main lists of "Battle of the Nations" will witness an increase in adrenaline and excitement, armor rattle and shouts of fans. For the first time in history eleven National Teams will compete in the most massive…

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“Battle of the Nations”-2015: location and other benefits

“Battle of the Nations”-2015: location and other benefits

  "Battle of the Nations"-2015, May 7-10, 2015, Prague, Czech Republic   The World Championship in HMB "Battle of the Nations"-2015 will be held under patronage of Prague City and with support of Strahov Monastery (Prague, Czech Republic).     - LOCATION:  Prague is a wonderful and beautiful city located in the heart of Europe, it’s convenient for all the participants and spectators to get there. It has a large…

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Toro, Chile: “We will fight, that’s what we do and what we love”

Toro, Chile: “We will fight, that’s what we do and what we love”

  I am the “pioneer” of this sport in my country. So, my friends and I had to solve some legal formalities to validate HMB in our country.   As we are a South American country, we do not have medieval traditions, so it's hard for the local society to accept combat in armor. We followed the legal way, and we had some progress, now we can train serenely. But…

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Hibou Cévenol: fighter, woodcutter, musician

Hibou Cévenol: fighter, woodcutter, musician

  I've been a fighter of a French club “Confrérie des Loups” since 2012 and I was a fighter of the French “5 vs 5” team (“France-2” in 2013 and “France-1” in 2014).   My favorite category is buhurt, a mass battle in all its variants (“5 vs 5”, “21 vs 21”, “all vs all”). Concerning buhurts, I can say that they’re history of my land! They are extreme! They…

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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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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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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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“Battle of the Nations” family has expanded!

“Battle of the Nations” family has expanded!

  The HMB movement is constantly growing and developing. During the five years of the HMB World Championship "Battle of the Nations" existence, the lists welcomed more than thirty National Teams from different countries. And, as it turns out, it’s not the limit!     At the moment, HMBIA knows about the appearance of several new National Teams. About six months ago, National Teams of Brazil, Colombia and Chile were…

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“Beautiful, practical … and very authentic!”

“Beautiful, practical … and very authentic!”

  It is one of the principles of the HMBIA Authenticity Committee. Its aim is to help participants of the Championship to comply with one of the main ideas of "Battle of the Nations." Committee's attention is focused on armor, weapons, clothing and life of festival participants.   The Committee begins its work long before "Battle of the Nations." Authentic officers should check an application form of every participant (fighter…

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