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
SwordFit: Sergey Ukolov
Sergey Ukolov: > Five-times World Champion in HMB “Duel” Category > Trainer of several HMB World Championship medalists > Trainer of 2015 World Champion – Evgeniy Lapik > Trainer of the first woman World Champion – Tatiana Guseva (2014) > Head and the main coach of the most titled HMB club in the world in […]
28 Feb 2017 19:34
“Marshal’s summit 2017 changes its format!”
Attention! HMBIA would like to announce, that Marshal’s summit is going to take place this year. However, in 2017, one of the most important events, which is held prior to Championship of the world in HMB “Battle of the Nations”, is to take place on April 1, 2017, in the form of online-webinar. Everyone interested […]
28 Feb 2017 15:07
New generation in HMB sport
Many clubs of HMB culture are thinking about cultivation of younger generation of champions. Because in other case, clubs would be in danger of disappearing in the future. Of course, there are some ways to avoid this: to find the team of athletes from other sports or people who want to engage in this sport. […]
27 Feb 2017 21:12
Frequently asked questions: date of the Battle of the Nations
HMBIA would like to announce the dates of the Championship of the world in HMB “Battle of the Nations” – 2017 – April 29 through May 1, 2017. According to the organizational committee of the tournament, the dates were chosen concerning the contestants’ and spectators’ possibility to visit the event without any problems. Such information […]
23 Feb 2017 16:09
Online registration for “Battle of the Nations” – 2017 is open!
Behold! The main stage for every participant of “Battle of the Nations”-2017 starts. Online registration is open. Are you a fighter? Or maybe marshal? Or willing to win in the medieval costumes competition? Then don’t waste your time – register online and become a participant of the World Championship in HMB “Battle of the Nations”-2017. […]
22 Feb 2017 19:12
“Frequently asked questions: why Barcelona exactly?”
As it was announced before, Barcelona had been chosen the receiving city for Championship of the world in HMB “Battle of the Nations”-2017. HMBIA News have prepared series of articles concerning the process of preparation for the “Battle of the Nations”. We decided to ask the organizational committee of the “Battle of the Nations” why […]
21 Feb 2017 20:56
Volunteer aspect of the Battle of the Nations
In two and a half months, we are expecting a grand event — “World Championship on historical medieval battle”, which will bring together participants and spectators from all over the world. But there is another group of people without whom there is no “Battle of the Nations” – volunteers. Long before the start of the […]
21 Feb 2017 19:15
We are glad to introduce SwordFit!
We are thrilled to introduce SwordFit to our steel fighting community! SwordFit is a training regimen developed specifically for HMB sport. Check out our promo and hurry up to get your SwordFit level 1 Trainer certificate. Subscribe to get more news and updates on SwordFit. Watch our promo video!
18 Feb 2017 00:09



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