Country in numbers – the story of Serbia

02 Feb 2018 14:29
Today HMBIA News is going to tell you about the development of HMB sport in Serbia. It`s not a big country, but they loves our sport and do all that is possible to improve themselves and HMB-movement in general, to become better and better each year and we have a lot to learn from them. So, Aleksandar Dobri Urosevic, a captain of the National team of Serbia told us a lot about HMB in his country. And we are readt to share this information with you.

When did the HMB start in Serbia? How was it?
– HMB sport started in Serbia 4 years ago, we had big problems in the beginning – we were alone in this part of Europe, but we learned fast. We traveled to other countries to participate in tournaments and workshops, and soon we already got the National Team for HMB World Championship “Battle of the Nations”.

How many Clubs are in your country?
– There are only two officially registered clubs in Serbia – “White Eagles” and “White Wolfs”.

How many fighters are in clubs in general?
– There are 12 fighters in the “White Eagles” HMB-club ,and there are 5 members in the “White Wolfs” HMB-club.

How many certificated national and international marshals do you have?
– We have 1 national and 1 international marshal. So, there are 2 of them.

Are there any kind of rivalry between clubs?
– No,we are friends. We are trying to help each other in any opportunity. It helps us grow.

How do you evaluate the qualification level of fighters in your country. Could you please describe with some examples?
– We have our national tournament,and that is the best example to show where everybody stands. Every fighter tries to get ready for this tournament and shows his best on the list.

How many tournaments have been held in 2017?
– We held 3 tournaments this year – our national one, “JustOut” festival and the “Shield”

Do you have particularly strong outstanding fighters? Could you tell about them?
– All of us have a common level of skills. I can`t say that somebody is stronger than the other one. We are trying to improve our skills together.

Summarize and plans for the future:
Serbian captain has great plans! There are so important steps as makeing Serbian National Federation and achieving HMB-sport official status in the country.

What was new in the HMB movement in Serbia last year?
– We have one more registered HMB-club in Serbia,and the number of fighters is now about 30% more than last year.

Do fighters treat HMB as a hobby or as a serious kind of sports and try to earn skills as much as possible?
– Our fighters are trying to be as best as they can and this is not a hobby for us – this is more than a sport! This is way of a living.

What are the tasks for developing HMB for the nearest future?
– We have big plans. First of all we are planning to hold our national tournament. And one more important thing – getting ready for HMB World Championship “Battle of the Nations”- 2018 in Rome.

HMBIA News hopes that all the Serbian plans will come true and soon we will see them in al their strength on the list of the “Battle of the Nations”- 2018.

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