Full Plate armour fights are just beginning to win their place in the lists of HMB tournaments in the USA. However, here HMB USA sees the huge potential of discipline in several areas.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
HMBIA News asked the participants of this year’s Summit to tell us how they find working in such an unusual online format.Continue reading
GA 2020 occurred at the height of the so-called second wave that led to the new restrictions in many countries and forced the HMBIA Office in charge of the organization to find a new way to make this important event possible and hold it online.Continue reading
There are around 300 registered for the movement who are involved in one way or another. They are fighters, marshals, and supports. Also there are more than 30 clubs registered in HMB USA.Continue reading
The most unusual HMBIA General Assembly has begun its work. A huge amount of work was done by the HMBIA Office to ensure that the event will be held at the same high level as in previous years.Continue reading
More and more people all over Russia want to take up HMB sports! In this country all conditions have been created for those who are willing to practice HMB – you can come to the HMB Academy and start your way to this unique and tough sport.Continue reading
Young HMB Soft athletes find time to visit animal shelters and help employees. The young people take food and medicine for the animals and go to the shelters. Kondopoga athletes started this tradition exactly 2 years ago.Continue reading
We are pleased to note Dayna Berghan-Whyman is the new President of the HMB National Federation of New Zealand.Continue reading
Between July 1-4 2021, Oradea Fortress will host the XI World Championship in Historical Medieval Battle, which is the biggest sport and medieval culture global event with a unique, globally unmatched concept. Oradea was chosen as the host city over other candidates after the final stage of the host city race, including cities from Italy, France, Switzerland, Serbia and Russia.
Historical Medieval Battle (HMB) is a very historically and culturally related sport which is a full-contact martial art using armour and steel weapons. All the equipment used by the sportsmen is not only designed for sport needs, it is a reconstruction of arms and armour used in the period by medieval warriors. So you don’t just see sportsmen on the battlefield, you see knights as they really looked like in the Middle Ages.
The first World HMB Championship Battle of the Nations was held in 2010 in Ukraine, and since then, it visited castles and fortresses of Poland, France, Croatia, Czech Republic, Spain, Italy and Serbia.
Today, Battle of the Nations is the biggest sport and medieval culture event on the planet with almost 1000 fighters from more than 40 countries participating in 17 official duel and mass categories, more than 20,000 visitors and tourists gathering for several days especially for this unique and exciting spectacle, and over 1 million people following the event online via featured social media and TV channels.
Each year Battle of the Nations brings something new for its followers. In 2019 it was a glorious mass battle of 150vs150. With 300 fighters in the field, the viewers were able to experience the true spirit of medieval warfare, to see true courage of the fighters and strategic art of the commanders.
The city of Oradea is a newly discovered jewell of Romania, and the Oradea Fortress will follow traditions of the Battle of the Nations venues with rich Medieval history. Not to mention the fact that this land is veiled with several legends, the place is actually the guard of the chivalry spirit as the tombstone of Sigismund of Luxembourg is located here – Hungarian king, subsequently Roman Emperor and founder of the knightly Order of the Dragon. Twenty-four of the most worthy of European knights, personalities characterized with high moral principles, elite in the broadest sense of the concept, were members of the First Order of the Dragon. Time has come to pay respect to the noble ancestors of the city and fill the air with sword songs of full-contact battles which make every visitor’s heart skip a beat.