… Concerning his way to HMB sport
My way to full contact fighting in armor is familiar to many fighters. My friends told me about a role-playing movement, elves, orcs, textolite swords and other stuff. I became interested, and after searching on the Internet, I found a school of historical fencing called “Ayna Bera.”
… Concerning his armor and weapons
I have a European set of armor of the XIVth century. Anatomic elements of armor are well-made and well-fitted, I have no discomfort wearing the set. The armor is light, provides nice protection. My bascinet with visor allows me to breath freely, gives a great field of view, and the visor protects my eyes from blinding sun :).
The choice of combat weapons is not so important, the main point here is your ability to handle weapons. I usually take falchion and a small elbow shield or buckler. The kit is handy, does not interfere with my movements. As for pole arms, I haven’t got along with them so far. Special training is necessary, you have to learn how to deliver blows efficiently. I’ve tried to participate in buhurt using pole arms, a couple of times. I managed to deliver two or three blows within a battle, but provoked too much aggression from my opponents, like three fighters.
… Concerning the season of 2014
This year’s season was quite successful for “Ayna Bera” and “Knyaz” clubs. A lot of promising novices joined us, we have to train and equip them, so it’s time to order new armor. In terms of tactics and strategy, we achieved a lot as well, now we have to learn how we can apply our knowledge. In addition, the season almost never ends for us, semi-finals and finals of the team tournament “Knight of Kyiv Detinets” are approaching, as well as new qualifying events for the World Championship “Battle of the Nations”-2015, so there’s no time to rest.
As for triathlon, I want to cross swords with fighters from Russia (Sergey Ukolov, Yeugeniy Lapik and Aleksey Petrik) and Poland (Szatecki brothers). Actually, the tournament grid implies them :). I’ve never competed with tournament fighters from Belarus on the lists. But I think it would be very interesting, as far as I know, they are strong fighters. I’d like to cross swords with other foreign teams, it would be interesting, and every new fight means new experience.