When we asked Sigrid what is the secret of her strategy, she answered, laughing: “I did H.E.M.A. (Historical European Martial Arts) for a year and a half before. My coach was a woman Josefin Bohman. She was the one who taught me basic sword work. She taught me also: when you get the direction – just go forward, doesn’t matter, it’s good or bad situation for you – just keep going!”.
On the Tattoo Cup Sigrid has fought against men in a duel category 1 vs 1. Her competitor Dean Sinclair told: «Got to fight Sigrid Karlsson today and man she made me work for the win today.. watch to the end for the lols. The first tournament against guys and held her own against me nearly twice her size! Buhurt is for everyone!»
“When I fight against the men, you know, everyone is bigger than me, haha. So I suppose sometimes when you go straight ahead, people get surprised, coz they don’t expect it, you know. There is not a big difference to fight against guys. It’s just size. So it is nice!”.
“I would love to! I love group fights. With women you don’t have the big ones. But I would love to do 21 vs 21! The more – the merrier! One day, I hope, the women league will have the larger ones, then 3 vs 3”.
Sigrid got started to do HMB only in March 2017. She got involved in this kind of sport because of her boyfriend Adam Curry.
“I had no idea that HMB exists. Until I have met Adam. He showed me, how fun is it to fight in armor. I wouldn’t tell that it is my lifestyle, but it is a lifestyle of my boyfriend definitely. For most people who do this, I just think is not a lifestyle, but the best hobby ever. It’s something that I want to keep doing as long as it will be fun”.
And of course, Sigrid has a strong plan to take part in “Battle of the nations 2018”. We will be glad to see Sigrid there and we are sure she will show a spectacular combat.