International Tournament of Chivalry «ITOC» (USA)
October 17-18, 2014 Illinois State Fair Grounds Livestock Center in Springfield, IL Steel Combat Workshop for Fighters Friday, Oct 17 – All day workshop with some of the best HMB fighters in the world, including top fighters from Russia, Ukraine and Belarus! Not open to general public. Tournament of Chivalry Saturday, Oct 18 – Doors […]
02 Sep 2014 13:25
Training in armor. Dangerous protection
When protective kit can be harmful… – Information for novices: Striving of novices for getting fit swiftly is well-known. But the training process should be approached with a common sense and without fanaticism. Beginners should be especially careful while training in armor. The intensity of such training should be constantly monitored. It is not recommended […]
02 Sep 2014 12:32
Choosing weapons. Who cannot fight with halberd?
Every club of historical reenactment has its own policy of fighters arming. Some pay more attention to a “shield-sword” set, some make emphasis on two-handed bladed or pole arms. In HMB sport, the issue of choosing a weapon is always on the fighters, who take into account their personal preferences. They choose the most convenient […]
02 Sep 2014 11:22
The rising Sun of club “Knyaz”
HMB clubs Shining armor, clank of weapons, adrenaline and stands full of fans. It’s the way a spectator sees historical medieval battles, when the prize-winning places of the tournament are at stake, when people root for their teams. It creates a special atmosphere of unity among the parties, making them one single entity. However, a […]
01 Sep 2014 18:20
“The Autumn of the Middle Ages” (Poland
Poland, grounds of the Battle of Grunwald September 20 Polish Association of Medieval Battles (PSWR) and the Museum of the Battle of Grunwald present The Autumn of the Middle Ages, the first event in a series of qualifiers for the places in the National Team of Poland to participate in the World Championship – 2015. […]
29 Aug 2014 10:35
International Championship in Historical Medieval Battle “Call of Heroes II” (Ukraine)
Kyiv region, Ukraine “The Kievan Rus Park” September 20-21, 2014 Categories: “Duel” (“1 vs 1″) “Buhurts” (“5 vs 5″ and “21 vs 21″) “Call of Heroes” is one of the largest and most prestigious tournaments in Eastern Europe and the world. More than two hundred men, representatives of the European countries and the former Soviet […]
28 Aug 2014 11:37
Buhurt. Merry-making is coming
What is buhurt and how to participate? … In the broadest sense, buhurt is a battle between two groups of fighters. Minimum number of participants is 10 vs 10. This number meets the definition of buhurt. In fact, the “5 vs 5″ fight is buhurt that has become a sporting category. Initially, buhurt was a […]
28 Aug 2014 10:03
Concerning traumas in HMB
– Information for novices: As practice shows, it is better not to enter the lists without preliminary preparation. In addition to physical fitness, the utmost attention should be paid to the protective properties and convenience of armor. In fact, even if a fighter has no special training, just puts on armor (of good quality) and […]
27 Aug 2014 15:42
Nuremberg medieval festival “Burggrabenfest” (Germany)
Nuremberg, Germany September 12-14, 2014 “Schwertkampfturnier zu Nürnberg im Burggraben” Tournament categories: – 5 vs 5 (HMBIA rules) – Triathlon fights (HMBIA rules) – Professional fights (WMFC rules) For those wishing to spend a night in a medieval camp organizers will prepare places near the walls of the Nuremberg Castle. Additional info can […]
27 Aug 2014 14:30
How often should you train in armor?
Frequently Asked Questions – Information for novices: Training in armor (in HMB sport) is an important stage of preparation for tournaments. How often should a fighter train wearing armor? Well, opinions differ. Experienced fighters say it should be done one or two times a month. However, they all agree that a fighter shouldn’t be too […]
27 Aug 2014 12:52
Kirton, UK: “I am the first female marshal in the world!”
People of the HMB movement   Jemma Kirton, HMBIA marshal The last HMB World Championship “Battle of the Nations”-2014 was an amazing experience not only for me, but for all the new members of the national team of the United Kingdom.In my opinion, Croatia was an ideal venue for the Championship. A lovely medieval fortress, […]
26 Aug 2014 20:45
Zerr, Germany: “It was nice to find out that years of training were useful”
This year’s Battle of the Nations left very positive emotions. We visited a new and very beautiful town, met a lot of interesting people, old and new friends. And competed with very strong and interesting opponents. I am very pleased with the performance of my team. Concerning the “1 vs 1” category our club had […]
26 Aug 2014 11:47
Quayle, UK: “The Championship was brilliant!”
I think our team was lucky to have a support group. The guys helped us a lot, brought water, cooked for us and helped to put on armor before the battles. A few of our fans came to Trogir as well. They wanted to see the battles and plunge into the atmosphere of the Middle […]
25 Aug 2014 10:39
How to start training for HMB?
Frequently Asked Questions – Information for novices: Trainings are very important in HMB, as well as in any other sport. According to experienced fighters, it’s better to start with endurance, speed and strength trainings. It’s useless for novices to train some specific points, since you’ll need all possible skills, namely striking and wrestling techniques, ability […]
25 Aug 2014 09:43
How to contact captain of your country’s National Team?
Frequently Asked Questions – HMBIA Presidium: HMB movement is sufficiently developed worldwide and National Teams have already been formed in 39 countries. Accordingly, it is possible your country already has the National Team, led by captain, or the Team might be in the process of formation. You can contact either captain of the National Team […]
23 Aug 2014 12:36
What is the cost of participation in the HMB World Championship Battle of the Nations?
Frequently Asked Questions – HMBIA Presidium: There is a popular belief that participation in the Championship is expensive… In this regard, HMBIA officially declares, “Participation in Battle of the Nations is absolutely free! So it was before, and it always will be. “Battle of the Nations” has been held for five consecutive years and its […]
23 Aug 2014 11:30



1st-4th July
Oradea Fortress, Romania