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
“Beautiful, practical … and very authentic!”
It is one of the principles of the HMBIA Authenticity Committee. Its aim is to help participants of the Championship to comply with one of the main ideas of “Battle of the Nations.” Committee’s attention is focused on armor, weapons, clothing and life of festival participants. The Committee begins its work long before “Battle of […]
22 Aug 2014 15:35
How to join the National Team of your country?
Frequently Asked Questions – HMBIA Presidium: It is a great honor and responsibility for every fighter of a National Team to participate in the HMB World Championship “Battle of the Nations”. To become a member of the National Team, a fighter has to go through certain stages. The first stage is entry into a club […]
21 Aug 2014 13:46
Jimenez, Mexico: “We had no idea what to expect, we prepared for it, and did the best we can”
For Mexico, it was the first Battle of the Nations, and the first time we participated in a sport event like this. So, we had no idea what to expect, we prepared for it, and did the best we could. So I must say, we are very satisfied, we proved ourselves and we made a […]
21 Aug 2014 12:43
Armor issue. Documentary sources, credibility and compliance
Frequently Asked Questions – HMBIA Authenticity Committee: The question here is what can we call a “source?” For example, many call a source some pictures depicting elements of armor, ignoring the fact that they belong to the XXI-st century and have nothing to do with history. Ideally, the most credible source is an artifact kept […]
21 Aug 2014 10:39
First steps in choosing armor
One of the main problems faced by a novice reenactor is a lack of information concerning certain artifacts. The Internet can come to an aid. In the Russian-language segment of the World Wide Web the most popular resource is “Tozhe Forum» ( It has a vast amount of information dedicated to historical reenactment. Forum members […]
20 Aug 2014 14:37



1st-4th July
Oradea Fortress, Romania