South African club with own history and traditions

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“JuggerKnights” HMB-club from Alberton city (South Africa) was founded in August 2016. Hylton Kleynhans is a captain of the club. This team has an interesting name, so HMBIA News decided to find out the history of this name – “Juggernauts” means “unstoppable force”, “JuggerKnights” is a spin on the word with medieval reference. “JuggerKnights” started because of Internet.

 

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Hylton Kleynhans:
“I found out about the HMB-sport from the Internet – YouTube videos and Facebook, was great to see the first “21 vs 21″. I think it was buhurt Russia vs. USA 2013.”

 

For now there are 10 fighters, including 3 women. Club has some traditions and one of them is for the newbies. But all the traditions are so nice and friendly.

 

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Hylton Kleynhans:
“We find new members through events and word of mouth, after attend at least 3 sessions within 2 months they get added to our club. Every Saturday we have BBQ after training, every month we do a fun challenge: everyone puts a small amount of cash down and the winner of the challenge takes the money – pushups, pull ups, tire strikes, etc. are some of the challenges”.

 

HMB athletes from “JuggerKnights” usually train twice a week. Training consists of “1 vs 1″ disciplines – “sword and shield”, “Longsword”; and buhurt practice – “5 vs 5″ and “3 vs 3″.

 

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They think about the development and club growth promotion as well. According to Hylton, they do it at displays and events and social media throughout the year.

 

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Also there is one of the most important thing in this sport – every fighter has to be armored! But it`s not a problem in South Africa.

 

Hylton Kleynhans:
“We have some local armorers and sword smiths. Also we do workshops to help new members with basic armor. There are a few guys who purchased armor and swords from the Europe”.

 

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So, as we can see, HMB sport is growing all over the world and it`s really great news! HMBIA News thanks Hylton Kleynhans from “JuggerKnights” HMB-club for the interview and photos and can’t wait to see the National team of this country on the lists of HMB World Championship “Battle of the Nations”.

 

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