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Every year Battle of the Nations continues to grow and this year promises to be the biggest and best by far. The development of this event over the years has been hard work and sometimes we’ve been short of collaborators, but we’re now in a position where we can choose the best of the best […]
22 Apr 2015 11:09
Bernal, Spain: “Mistakes are necessary for further improvement”
As for me, before the fight it’s important to have a proper warm up and to focus on the oncoming fight. Visualize the combat. It helps to get a proper state of mind. During the combat I usually try to be aware of how the fight is going around me, so I can try to […]
20 Apr 2015 10:06
Novices at “Battle of the Nations-2015″!
“Battle of the Nations” expands its geography! 32 National Teams have entered the lists of “Battle of the Nations” within 5 years. At the same time, new Teams continue to appear. Every year the World Championship in HMB is attended by new National Teams. 2015 is not an exception. This time at least two National […]
09 Apr 2015 09:03
Lönn, Finland: “Everyone in the National Team can choose freely what kind of armour set to use”
In our National Team everyone can choose freely what kind of armour set to use. I have opted to get a lightweight splint mail for my arms and legs and brigandine for my torso. My set is dated back to the end of the 14th century and middle Europe. I have chosen that time because […]
08 Apr 2015 12:22
Eme, France: “My goals are related to the fighting”
– How many men are you going to take to “Battle of the Nations”-2015? – 37 fighters. – Are you planning to have a support group? How many people will it consist of? – I don’t know that at the moment. – What categories will be taken by your team? – All. – Will there […]
08 Apr 2015 09:09
Villani, Argentina: “We make new armour each year and try to make it better”
The armour for all my group and for me, too, was made here in Argentina. We make all our equipment for ourselves. We test different types of protection. The helmet that I use was the first klappviser we made. The shield has the colors of our country’s flag and the logo of my group “VALHERJES”. […]
02 Apr 2015 14:33
Prague is ready to welcome the best. Qualifiers are close to completion!
A series of qualifiers for the HMB World Championship “Battle of the Nations”-2015 is close to completion. Compositions of all the National Teams will be known by mid-April. Greater number of participants than ever before, higher level of fighters’ training and openness of the tournaments are the features of this year’s qualifiers. – Pavel Besaga, […]
02 Apr 2015 13:28
Esther Veldstra, Netherlands: “Most of us knew about “Battle of the Nations” and had an ambition in that direction”
HMB movement in the Netherlands is small in number. We are a mixed group of martial arts enthusiasts and reenactors of various periods. The historical fighting in the Netherlands is represented mostly by fencing and HEMA, and the western competitive style for early medievalists. People who were the initial members of TDMCA (The Dutch Medieval […]
02 Apr 2015 00:39
The “Royal category.” There are 10 National Teams!
For the first time in the history of the World Championship in HMB “Battle of the Nations” the number of teams participating in the “Royal category” (“21 vs 21″) has become two-digit. And according to the organizers of “Battle of the Nations”, “ten” is not the limit! This year the organizers are conducting an experiment, […]
01 Apr 2015 09:46
Loborec, Croatia: “I have different weapons for different cases…”
I am planning to assemble a set of armor representing the first part of the 15th century in Croatia. That was a very turbulent time, the country was influenced by different cultures (Italy, Austria, Hungary, Turkey), so I am still looking for the right set to get. Right now I have a combination of Italian […]
30 Mar 2015 16:02
Bianchetti, Switzerland: “It’s not a common hobby, but a special one, not many people have the same hobby”
Franco Bianchetti, captain of “Fimm Elfar” club (Switzerland), captain of the National Team of Switzerland   … Concerning his way to HMB sport Full contact fight is my main hobby. For me it means a lot, it is a good way to escape the usual life – you fight in armor, you have to focus […]
30 Mar 2015 13:07
Bykov, Estonia: “Shield can be more dangerous than falchion”
I have German armor of the early 15th c. Why German? Well, everything is simple – Estonia has a lot of German medieval monuments, so Germany is congenial for us. The choice of armor can be explained by its practicality and the level of protection it provides. However, I had to change a couple of […]
30 Mar 2015 11:49
Gajdošík, Czech Republic: “We had the most crucial time with New Zealand”
“Battle of the Nations”-2014: MEMORY REMAINS I was really surprised by the debut of Mexican team, because they fought really well. Other team which surprised me was Argentina. The guys had really improved all their skills compared to the previous “Battle of the Nations” and defeating them was really harder this time. I remember almost […]
26 Mar 2015 11:42
Chevasco Diaz, Argentina: “We just train hard, fight hard, and try to do our best on the lists”
We don´t have a lot of secrets concerning our preparations for the HMB World Championship “Battle of the Nations”-2015. We just train hard, fight hard, and try to do our best on the lists. I am a coach on the battlefield, I am the guy who makes strategies, tactics and technically train the team. Andy […]
23 Mar 2015 11:46
“Battle of the Nations – 2015” was officially presented on Czech land
Today, on the 18th of March, 2015, the World Championship in Historical Medieval Battle “Battle of the Nations – 2015” was officially presented on the Czech land: to public – in general; and to representatives of main Czech media – in particular. The exact location of the Championship was officially announced at the press-conference with […]
19 Mar 2015 11:59
“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 […]
18 Mar 2015 00:20



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Oradea Fortress, Romania