Zhai, China: “I hope to bring honor to my country”

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Well, the first time I start my cold weapon hobby and formed my own team was four years ago. Then I heard about the HMB World Championship “Battle of the Nations” and I was deeply attracted by the video from the tournament.

 

I was on a kind of way when I didn’t know what to do. Then I found people who shared my passion to HMB and I found the way to start my group. It gave me the confidence to continue doing the medieval sport training. Then I started to try suitable ways of training.

 

I prefer Western armor with Chinese traditional cloth for cover. The common problem of the most of Eastern armor sets is that they aren’t useful for the sport we’re doing nowadays. They can protect fighters from cuts, but they cannot protect them from blunt weapons.

 

At last, I choose HMB because I want to face some new challenges and want to fight better on cold weapons. Also, I hope to bring honor to my country.

 

Chenggang Zhai,

captain of the National team of China

 

 

Interview by

Anastasia Kovalenko,

HMBIA News 

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