Excellent fights from the best HMB teams and all this in the form of Covid free. This is how the tournament TORNEO DELLE ALPI with the status of Buhurt Masters went. 12 teams from the UK, Czech Republic, Poland, Ukraine, France, Monaco and, of course, Italy arrived in the Italian city of Volpiano.
Sergey Ukolov took part in his very first full plate armor competition. The Tournament of Saint George became the first event of this kind for the multiple world champion in HMB.
28th of August was the event that brought all the Danish teams together. However, there was talk about reuniting and working together to solve some differences and make Danish fighters stronger than ever.
In 2021, HMBNZ was recognised as a National Sport Organisation by Sport NZ, with a new subcategory of ‘medieval’ sports created specifically to cater to the specificity of HMB.
In the UK, despite the restrictions associated with Covid-19, work continues to attract new people to the positions of marshals. Andrew Rose, the HMBIA certificated marshal told us about this. So far, this work is taking place online, but when the pandemic recedes, the work will go offline.
For many years now, training in soft armor has been an integral part of the process of preparing fighters for tournaments and keeping them in shape in Mexico.
Since June 2021, it is headed by Andrew Tunstall. In his post, he succeeded Jeffrey Galli. Our editorial staff gave Andrew a chance to get up-to-date and invited him for an interview.
On June 26, in the USA, in the state of California, another HMB tournament was held, completely dedicated to fights in duel categories. According to Joseph Cadieux, the event organizer, the tournament was attended by 36 fighters (men and women). Such a solid number of participants is explained by the growing interest of duels among HMB athletes in the USA.
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.
In the past few years, there has been a clear gap in popularity and prevalence between duel and buhurt categories, with a bias towards the buhurts. Wishing to balance the categories and increase the popularity of duels, the HMBIA Presidium decided to found the Duel League. This was announced during the HMBIA General Assembly in November 2020.