My first BotN: Jesper Marinus Millinge (Norway)
“German team scared me a lot on the list”, Jesper Marinus Millinge, fighter of the Norway national team recalls his debut on the Battle of the Nations – 2019. There are 7 on them came to Serbia willing to fight!  Everything was awesome till the fight against Germany. The tournament impressed Norwegians with its organization, […]
19 May 2020 11:01
My first BotN: Misch Mühlen (Luxembourg)
Last year the Luxembourg national team managed to return to the HMB World Championship Battle of the Nations after a period of absence! Misch Mühlen, Vice-captain of the Luxembourg national team, told HMBIA News about his own debut in Serbia.  “That year I was called to compete in the Sword and Shield category and finished […]
18 May 2020 11:00
My first BotN: Arturo Gutiérrez (Mexico)
“I remember that my first BotN was in Prague in 2016, I was so nervous because it was my first international tournament” recalls Arturo Gutiérrez from Mexico.  That year Arturo managed to fight for two countries – Mexico and Italy. The fight with the Italian squad was versus Poland in 21vs21. It was tough as […]
17 May 2020 11:00
My first BotN: Jan Burgerstein (Czech Republic)
Inexperienced dreamers in weak armor came to the Battle of the Nations in 2013 from the Czech Republic. Everything was new for them and they had to make many discoveries. This Championship taught many lessons that they have learned and have become one of the strongest teams in Europe. But the beginning of their BotN […]
16 May 2020 11:20
My first BotN: Alexandar Dobri Uroshevich (Serbia)
Serbs were welcomed in Trogir in 2014 and since that time these mighty warriors are part of the HMB family. These debutants had to travel for hours by car to get to the Croatia. There were 7 of them. Alexandar Dobri Uroshevich recalls that there were many more fighters willing to go to Trogir, but […]
15 May 2020 11:00
My first BotN: Nikolaj Bykov (Estonia) 
There was a time when there was no Estonian team. HMB beginners may find this hard to believe, but veterans remember that in 2013 the Baltic team arrived in the French city of Aigues Mortes – three fighters from Estonia and 5 from Latvia! These heroic men, having overcome a lot of difficulties at home, […]
14 May 2020 11:00
My first BotN: Antonio de Zio (Italy)
Italy is the second European country that joined BotN in 2011. It was held in the Ukrainian city Khotyn. This time the Italian team went to Ukraine to take part in this big event, as they saw it, but things changed during the Battle of the Nations Opening ceremony.  “I was the captain of our […]
13 May 2020 11:00
My first BotN: Teemu Laiho (Finland)
The Croatian city of Trogir welcomed the National team of Finland – the debutants of the HMB World Championship Battle of the Nations – in 2014. Teemu Laiho that year was a fighter in the team Finland 1. They had two male teams in 5vs5 and one female duelist.  “The whole team was new, all […]
12 May 2020 11:00
My first BotN: Julian Angelozzi (South Africa)
In 2019, the flag of South Africa was flown at the Battle of the Nations for the first time. The 10th anniversary championship was the debut of a representative of this distant country. Despite the fact that there was only 1 fighter from South Africa, he had enough impressions of everything he saw and felt […]
11 May 2020 11:00
My first BotN: Christian Bernal (Spain)
As everybody in HMB movement knows, Spanish Barcelona was held the HMB World Championship Battle of the Nations – 2017. HMBIA News had a little conversation with Spanish captain Christian Bernal, who actually, lives in Barcelona about Spain debut on the world HMB arena:  “Having Battle of the Nations – 2017 in Barcelona is especially […]
10 May 2020 11:03
My first BotN: Gao Peng (China)
In 2017, several new countries joined the Battle of the Nations, one of which was China. Everyone was looking forward to meeting the Celestial Team, whose culture has always been unique and completely unlike the European one. They impatiently wanted to enter the lists as soon as possible. HMBIA News asked Gao Peng, the captain […]
09 May 2020 11:00
My first BotN: Pawel Kurzak (UK)
Another HMB star was lit in 2015 in Prague. Pawel Kurzak came to compete in the HMB World Championship Battle of the Nations for the first time in his life! The athlete’s first experience in participating in such scale HMB tournament was not much successful, but the excitement did not go out. And that’s what […]
08 May 2020 11:00
My first BotN: Bogdan Sbitnev (Kyrgyzstan)
For the very first time in history, Kyrgyzstan was represented at the HMB world championship Battle of the Nations. Bogdan Sbitnev returned home with very decent results. Bogdan stood out, using a very distinct round shield with the sun on a red background. He was seen wielding this shield in the Sword and Shield duels, […]
07 May 2020 11:00
The Battle of the Nations Total Recall marathon unites planet 
For many years, the beginning of May for the entire world HMB community marks the time of the HMB World Championship Battle of the Nations – new travels, the best fights, vivid memories. After 10 years of its existence, the Championship has reached an incredible scale and it was decided to hold it once every […]
06 May 2020 14:31
My first BotN: Dayna Berghan-Whyman (New Zealand)
Dayna Berghan-Whyman had the start of her BotN way with injuries. She came to the Santa Severa castle near Rome to compete in the Battle of the Nations 2018. It was her first HMB World Championship and it brought her a lot of adventures!  “I was the fighter for New Zealand in the Longsword duel, […]
06 May 2020 11:00
My first BotN: Esther Veldstra (the Netherlands)
Esther Veldstra is now the head of the HMBIA Communication Committee. In 2016 she was captain of the national team of the Netherlands for the battle of the Nations, but her own BotN journey began in 2015. She came to Prague as a member of the national team and and competed in women’s duels and […]
05 May 2020 11:00



1st-4th July
Oradea Fortress, Romania