Our first appearance as Team Mexico took place at the Austrian Cup 2014. Great atmosphere, strong opponents – it was a good practice before “Battle of the Nations”-2014. Our second appearance on the international arena was at “BotN” in Trogir where we participated in “5 vs 5″ and “All vs Russia.”
The most memorable battle… It was the fight against Team Serbia’s captain, Igor Cosic. We fought only one round in “5 vs 5″ but it was really good for me to know that I could fight even having my finger broken and do my best against somebody who is a good fighter and whom I respect. We had a pending fight against our friends from Moldova, so we needed to conclude it… ? And of course we wanted to fight against big teams like Ukraine, Belarus, Poland, etc.
It was my first “Battle of the Nations”, so I did not know what might happen. Every team was a surprise for me. Reenactors’ camps had combat atmosphere, the spirit of which we enjoyed.
The result of “Battle of the Nations”-2014 was the experience we gained there and which helped us to develop as a National Team and improve our individual fitness, the level of armor manufacturing, and the level of training. It’s nice to travel around the world and learn how other teams train, learn their styles and compare them in a good fight.
Orión Maldonado Reyes,
fighter of “Dragones Grises” club,
fighter of the National Team of Mexico