Teemu Laiho (Finland): “We form teams from individuals”
HMBIA News continues to ask captains of the the National teams whether they are ready for the World Championship in HMB “Battle of the Nations”-2017. Everybody is almost ready and willing to fight and win. This time Teemu Laiho, captain of the National team of Finland, told us about preparations in his country. Teemu Laiho: […]
29 Mar 2017 07:49
Attention! HMB Rules and Regulations are updated!
Important news! English versions of updated HMB rules&regulations for combat categories is already available on page “Rules & Regulations”! Follow there to find: – Rules for Longsword Duel Category – Rules for Sword&Buckler Duel Category – Rules for Sword&Shield Duel Category – Rules for Triathlon Duel Category – Rules for Buhurt Categories – Regulations for […]
27 Mar 2017 11:47
Pohl, Czech Republic: “I think the level of our fighters is growing…”
This time HMBIA News got to Czech Republic and had a little interview with it`s National team captain Pepa Josif Pohl. Our conversation was about forming the National team, level of his fighters etc. Detailed information below. Pepa Josif Pohl: “Everything is ready for the World Championship in HMB “Battle of the Nations”-2017, we are […]
24 Mar 2017 17:26
China will take part in “Battle of the Nations”-2017
HMB World Championship “Battle of the Nations”-2017 is coming soon. HMBIA News continues to introduce new participants to our community. Today we will tell you about China’s national team. We had a little interview with Gao Peng, member of HMB club “Brotherhood of Huben” (China). Here is what he told us.   Gao Peng: “Our […]
23 Mar 2017 21:05
Poland is ready for the “Battle of the Nations”-2017
National team of Poland is planning to take part in “5vs5″ category and in duels, that`s what Robert Szatecki, member of the National team told HMBIA News.   Robert Szatecki: “Right now, we have only a few weeks before the last qualification tournament. This year in Poland we had 5 qualification tournaments during winter period […]
22 Mar 2017 19:00
“HMB introduces an annual HMB-Soft RATING”
Rating system is in effect during the season. Ali Askerov, the head of the HMB-Soft Russia told HMBIA News more details. As we have found out, rating points are saved between the transition of a sportsman from one nomination to another. The rating is closed on the final tournament and winners (1st to 4th positions) […]
17 Mar 2017 16:35
“HMB-Soft gains pace!”
On March 11, First Championship of the Europe in HMB-Soft took place in Minsk (Republic of Belarus). Participants 12-17 years old from France, Poland, Moldova, Belarus, Ukraine and Russia fought for the top awards of the tournament. Ali Askerov, the head of HMB-Soft-Russia told HMBIA News more details about the Championship and its summary.   […]
16 Mar 2017 15:50
“HMB fans will be able to support fighters online”
HMBIA tries to take good care of those fans of historical medieval battle, who could not personally make it to Barcelona to root for their teams, so the live stream of the fights is to be organized.  According to the organizational committee of the “Battle of the Nations” – 2017, such broadcasting has become a […]
14 Mar 2017 15:30
The last but not the list
There are many important things that the participants and the spectators of the Battle of the Nations usually do not attach great importance to. For example, could you imagine a tournament in a historic medieval battle without a list? Little attention is paid, but almost every year, a new list is coming to the Battle […]
12 Mar 2017 20:59
“Battle of the Nations” – 2017: combat and noncombat nominations
In 2017, the participants of the Championship of the world in HMB “Battle of the Nations” will be able to measure their strength in both familiar and quite new nominations. In particular, sportsmen are to take part in such categories: – Duel nominations: halberd, longsword, shield-sword, buckler-sword (male and female categories) and “Triathlon” (male and […]
12 Mar 2017 15:32
“Battle of the Nations: A tender for vendors participation in the medieval fair”
The organizational committee of the World Championship in HMB “Battle of the Nations” – 2017 plans to arrange the medieval fair. Medieval fair is very important part of our Festival because of several reasons. First of all, it is an entertainment for spectators, the development of vendors’ mastery, the possibility of income for masters and, […]
11 Mar 2017 11:49
“Recon” 2017 – congratulations to the winners!
February 25, 2017, the famous “Recon” festival took place in St. Petersburg. Couple of hundreds of people have gathered to witness the event. There definitely were lots to witness! Particularly, HMBIA News asked Ali Askerov – HMB Soft curator and general referee of the Russia’s championship in HMB Soft, about the sport part of the […]
08 Mar 2017 14:21
New technical requirements for weapons
Following the decision of HMBIA Captains Summit 2016 that took place in Milan, HMBIA Marshals Committee has developed new technical requirements for HMB permitted weapons. These changes are to raise the safety of equipment and lower injuries in our sport. Additionally there is a very important aspect of unification and standardization of weapons. Please note […]
06 Mar 2017 17:05
“Battle of the Nations”-2017: fighters’ accommodations
Getting ready for the Championship of the world in HMB “Battle of the Nations”-2017, sportsmen have obviously been worried about the question of accommodations. As it is known, the prices in Barcelona are quite high and HMBIA works on providing every participant with accommodation. As for today, according to organizational committee of the “Battle of […]
03 Mar 2017 15:35
“Innovations in the duel nominations”
As it has already been announced in 2016, a new format of duel categories is to be introduced. Now, Triathlon grows into a format of elite duel nomination. To take part in it, the fighters are going to have to achieve victory in one of the duel categories – longsword, shield-sword or buckler sword. The […]
03 Mar 2017 11:27
“Battle of the Nations” becomes shorter
The Championship of the world in HMB “Battle of the Nations”-2017 is going to last for three days instead of five. The tournament’s organizational committee has made such announcement. As HMBIA News found out, the battles are planned to take place on several tilt-yards. Such format is still in development, but organizers say that there […]
02 Mar 2017 19:13



1st-4th July
Oradea Fortress, Romania