A series of such events was conceived as one of the projects for the development of the historical medieval battle throughout the world. Everybody were satisfied: fighters, audience and organizers.
According to HMBIA, the series titled “HMB 1 Class Tournament” speaks for itself. These tournaments in the near future will be the best competition on the historical medieval battle on their continents. Participation in tournaments of such scale is a prestige for all participants of HMB movement, regardless of the level of training and experience.
This year tournaments were held in Argentina, (29-30 of August “Copa First Class HMB Argentina” tournament in Buenos Aires), France (29-30 of August “Iron Clash Tournament” in Murol) and the USA (Sep 5-6 of September 2015 “HMB California Classic” in Pleasanton (CA)).
The geography of tournament participants covers virtually the whole world – Russia, Argentina, France, Brazil, Chile, Spain, Luxembourg, Poland, Ukraine, the United States and plunging the sportsmen to the enchanting atmosphere of the time.
Traditionally, these tournaments are about the HMBIA rules and with help of HMB International Associacion. According to the organizers, “HMB 1 Class Tournament” from different countries HMBIA provided both financial support or sending marshals for competent and quality of refereeing.
Martina Ochoa, member of the orgteam “Copa First Class HMB Argentina” tournament: “As part of orgteam I can tell that my impression after the tournament was a huge sense of satisfaction , realizing that we not only achieved the goals but exceeded them too. Of course, organizing the tournament there were some difficulties, but all the problems were resolved thanks to the great teamwork that carried out the Argentina Federation of Medieval Combat”.
Edouard Eme, captain of National Team of France, “Iron Clash Tournament” organizer: “Also I can say that we have a lot of plans to the future. We`re planning to organize more tournaments in March, April and June, should be confirmed in January. To make the Iron Clash Tournament better we will try to improve the bracket system and organize “21vs21″ or “Mass battle”.However, the HMB-Sport is not only a passion, the clang of metal and the standings, its communication, exchange of experience and friendship.
David Dixon, organizer of “HMB California Classic” tournament (USA) : “I feel like we made a great connection with the fighters from “Bern” and besides the great fighting there was awesome exchange of culture and brotherhood. Part of the awesome nature of this sport is also the community and sharing”.