She fights to become a better athlete, a better fighter, a better captain. Fights literally and figuratively. Today HMBIA News will tell you about Adriana Isaak, also known as Armanda Nemeth from Mexico in our She fights for... dossier.
She fights to become a better athlete, a better fighter, a better captain. Fights literally and figuratively. Today HMBIA News will tell you about Adriana Isaak, also known as Armanda Nemeth from Mexico in our She fights for… dossier.
Adriana Isaak is the captain of the Night Witches female team that is part of the Slavyanskiye Voiny HMB club. Her HMB journey started around 6 years ago. Adriana started 8 years ago in a viking reenactment group, but soon discovered HMB, and it was exactly what she needed. That was where it all started.
It is a wonderful and interesting journey, but not without difficulties.
“Our biggest issue when talking about BotN and other big tournaments (especially those in Europe) is the money. It’s very expensive to travel across the sea and most fighters can’t afford it. We do a selection process for assembling the National team, but many able and experienced fighters are limited by the money they need to invest in both adequate, approved armor, and the traveling costs”.
However, despite the difficulties, HMB is quite widespread in Mexico. The Slavyanskiye Voiny club of which she is a member is one of the largest in the country and is based in Mexico City. Every fighter in the country does everything in its power to develop the sport. These are social networks and communication with people at events; but the spread of Coronavirus has significantly reduced the rate of development of HMB in the country.
Moreover, according to Adriana, in 2019-2020 there were around 20 active female fighters, 17 of them were registered in the Buhurt League. The pandemic took its toll on our numbers and right now it is hard to tell how many of them remain without team training and events. Hopefully there will not be many losses.
Our brave warrior herself prefers duel categories. She likes such fights for many reasons:
“It’s hard to decide, but I think profight. It is kind of 1v1 buhurt; it demands a lot of fitness level and technique, it’s not only in sword/saber/axe wielding but punches, kicks and throws. It’s amazing. Now HMB is almost a way of life. It started as a hobby, but the more I spent training the more I realized this activity required discipline and engagement. It stopped being something I practiced once or twice a week to become the force that drives me to being better… becoming a better sportswoman, a better fighter, a better captain…”, noted Adriana.
She is a successful fighter who has participated in numerous tournaments in different countries. In 2017 she fought in Moscow, in 2018 and 2019 HMB World Championships. She has long been determined in her choice of her favorite sport, and here’s what she wants to say to those who still doubt or are afraid to try HMB:
“Let go of your fears and insecurities. Strength and technique can be built on the road and there are many experienced fighters willing to teach you and help you achieve your goals. This is an awesome community that will welcome you and treat you as family wherever you go”.
HMBIA News editors are sure that this smart and purposeful girl will succeed in fights, sports promotion and her biggest ambitions.
We thank Adriana Isaak for the interview and look forward to talking with her and her team in the lists of HMB tournaments around the world.