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
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



1st-4th July
Oradea Fortress, Romania