The Buhurt Start-up camp is the way to attract new fighters to HMB sport in Finland. Gathering all those interested in one place, explaining the sport to them, giving them demonstrations and letting them try is an interesting and effective method to develop HMB in the country. This outdoor event is traditionally held once a year in Autumn and there is always a very good result. The Buhurt Start-up camp usually lasts for 3 days, and this year it was held on October 30 in Kärkölä, close to Lahti. Medieval Combat Sport Finland was the event organizer.
Roosa Järvinen was the member of the Buhurt Start-up camp organization team and told HMBIA News everything in details:
“This is an important way to have new fighters. And there are both women and men. Last year we had more or less 10 women in this camp, trying our sport. But not all stay. This year due to Covid 19 we had 30 people who were interested in the HMB sport. There were 6 women and 24 men. First day was arriving and some lectures. We talked about the HMB movement worldwide, buhurts, Finnish women buhurt and of course about armour and rules in different categories.
Second day we started with the warm up all together. After this we did specific training like wrestling, moving and hitting Dummy. We were divided into small groups and did exercises without any gear or with soft gear. After lunch we wore armour to newcomers and did duel fights on the small lists. In the evening we talked more about buhurts and went to sauna.
Last day of the camp we started with warm ups together again. This day was all about group fights. We wore armour and newcomers could have their first buhurts. On this positive note, it is time for the campers to say goodbye and reflect on everything that happened to them during those 3 days”, said Roosa.
After the end of the Buhurt Start-up camp that was held last year, its organizers made some statistical research about the results of the event. It turned out that one third of campers usually stays in sport.
So out of 40 people, there are 13 people who stayed. Great results, we can all agree! We hope that this year the results will be even much better!
In addition, we are grateful to Roosa and the entire team of camp organizers for their work on the development of HMB sports in the country.