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
Jimenez, Mexico: “We’ve made up several strategies based on the qualities of our fighters”
We prepare for the HMB World Championship “Battle of the Nations”-2015, which is to be held in Prague, carefully. We watch videos of the fights, trainings and have some meetings to work on the strategy for the National Team. We’ve made up several strategies based on the qualities of our fighters, but the reality of […]
13 Mar 2015 10:05
Sergheev, Moldova: “I support the idea of women’s triathlon!”
“Battle of the Nations” gets new categories, in particular for women, and it’s great! I think well of this. I notice that teams’ levels grow from year to year, new fighters appear, including women. I’ve been watching women fighters not once, they are great! At the World Championship in HMB “Battle of the Nations”-2014 in […]
12 Mar 2015 12:49
Galina Kokhvakko, Russia: “Battle of the Nations” will perfectly fit the style of Prague”
I hope that bright fights will take place at “Battle of the Nations”-2015 in Prague. I think, such an unusual event like the World Championship in HMB “Battle of the Nations” will perfectly fit the style of the Czech capital. In addition to fighting at the Championship, I plan to walk around places where Marina […]
12 Mar 2015 10:12
Gremov, Estonia: “It’s difficult to get that amount of adrenaline being engaged in any other activity”
Ivan Gremov, fighter of the “K.A.R.U.” club (Estonia), fighter of the National Team of Estonia … Concerning his way to HMB sport Before I came to HMB, I dealt with role-playing games and battles on very light and safe “foam rubber”, then was wood, metal, and all those activities required better armor. In general, from […]
12 Mar 2015 09:04
Quayle, UK: “Paintings on helmets give inspiration to fighters who are on the lists”
In our team there is some kind of tradition – fighters have nicknames. I have a shark’s mouth painted on my helm. So, I got a nickname “Sharky”. Fans and the crowd here in the UK find it easy to spot me when I`m fighting. The crowd love it! I love this name and think […]
11 Mar 2015 09:14
Oscar de la Parra, Mexico: “My role in buhurts is to be tank, my priority is to withstand blows”
I use a XIVth-century Western European harness. It consists of a Kusnacht brigandine with splinted rerebraces, vambraces, cuisses and greaves. Most of the armour is stainless steel, so maintenance is easy. The helmet is made of 10-12ga mild steel, it is a visored bascinet with a scale aventail. I prefer scales over riveted maille because […]
10 Mar 2015 12:22
Chevasco Diaz, Argentina: “We need to be calm and think hard fighting against the best… ”
We are looking forward to the HMB World Championship “Battle of the Nations”-2015. It’s the new challenge for us. It can show who we are and we can see our weaknesses. We start fighting with the best opponents after two years of our participation in “Battle of the Nations”. We have a hard lot in […]
10 Mar 2015 11:18
Bailey, UK: “We worked hard to perfect the support group”
My teammates and many people from the HMB movement know me as John Little. I love this nickname. I was the official John Little of Sherwood Forest for 2 years. At first, I performed at some shows around the country, then I was one of the main characters at a re-enactment in Sherwood Forest which […]
06 Mar 2015 13:37



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Oradea Fortress, Romania