Copa São Paulo de Combates Medievai

It was a massive fighting day during the Copa São Paulo de Combates Medievai with such categories as Longsword, Sword and Shield for male and female, Profights and 5 vs 5.

Brasil Trading Fitness Fair welcomed HMBIA

In the heart of the biggest city in Latin America everything is possible. Brasil Trading Fitness Fair, one of the most important sports and fitness fair in the continent, representative of Joe Weider’s Olympia, hosted Historical Medieval Battles as well.In the last edition, more than 50,000 visitors were passionate about the fitness and wellness market that could count on networking lectures and many business opportunities. It’s about different sports and the HMBIA stand was something new and fresh! The interest of the audience was high and this gave the new opportunities for the further development of the sport in South America. Around 600m² were filled by the first wooden lists in South America and endorsers of the project Arena Medieval, that presented 3 days with plenty of fights in duels, buhurt, profights, HMB Soft and also female duels.

Brazilian HMB community is growing and reaching the spotlights in America. Amount of fighters has increased, teams registered in Buhurt League and the tournament were visited by honorable members of HMBIA, as Sergey Myasishchev, the head of the HMBIA Marshal Committee, Ali Askerov, curator of HMB Soft Russia, and Irina Kamaeva, HMBIA representative .

Close to the lists, an HMBIA booth presented the sport to visitors, with a monitor where the audience could see for the very first time the atmosphere of Battle of the Nations previous editions.

On friday, Brazilian fighters could participate in Buhurt, HMB Soft and marshal seminars, learning important techniques and knowledge from the experienced Al and Sergey.


At night, the first HMB Soft tournament in Brazil took place and title was held by Silver Sword Company new sensation, Ernesto Sampaio, 15 years old. Matheus Franco and João Lobo was the second and third in that nomination, all from the same team.

“Can´t wait for the opportunity to visit Riga World Championship someday and learn from the best”, – says Ernesto, that already carries the will to cross the world just to fight.

Saturday had duels nominations and Buhurt. Here are results of these fights:

Sword and Shield

  1. Fábio Charming
    2. Guilherme Bovo
    3. Gabriel MalentachiSword and Buckler

1. Fábio Charming Toniolo
2. Matheus “Viking”
3. Gabriel Malentachi


  1. Fábio Toniolo
    2. Matheus Viking
    3.Guilherme Bovo

5 vs 5 male

1. Silver Guard
2. Red Company
3. War Wolves
4. Fire Gryphon

Аfter that, a HEMA national tournament was fought by around 14 fighters in longsword nomination. Ali Askerov joined brazilians and got first place, after a hard fight against Felipe Barreto, from Salvador, and Victor Soares, from Paraná, member of the Order of the Fire Gryphon.

Next, the Profight:

Vítor Fermiano – New Order
Ruan Estelai – War Wolves

Middle Weight

Leandro Souza – Silver Sword
Benjamin Rudder – War Wolves


João Zerbinatti – red company
Arlindo Turbian – red company

Superheavy weight

Marcos Ferrari – Silver Sword
Renato Malva – War Wolves

“HMB is inspiring and is becoming popular in Brazil. Profights for me are duels with some Buhurt, a place where the braves find peace. And I found mine as well”, – says Marcos Ferrari.

The day was not over. It was also time for female duels, when 5 girls fought Sword and Shield nominations:

Sword and Shield female:

  1. Natacha Karoline, Red Company
    2. Helo Gusmao, Red Company
    3. Izabela Lopes, Silver Sword Company


At last and yet important, this tournament also could see the rise of two new bees for marshal team. Julia Soares and Adriana di Cesare, trainees working with Daniel Felipe, HMBIA Marshal, made a good impression to Mr. Myasishchev in Argentina and Brazil, getting their certificate in their own land. HMB community welcome you.

“These ladies are awesome and hardworking. I have much to learn from them and to share with them. New marshals mean HMB is becoming serious in Brazil and being part of it is an honor”, – says Daniel Felipe.

And this is it. South America is raising. It will take time, but with that basis and more training interchanges, these fighters will soon fight for titles around the world.


HMB Soft starts its way in China

For the first time ever, a HMB Soft tournament was held in China. The tournament was part of the Chinese medieval cultural festival Xitang Hanfu Culture Festival that took place October, 27 in Xitang ancient town, Zhejiang Province. It was a Buhurt CHINA-National Federation project. Gao Peng, the host of the event and the captain of the Half-ton HMB team, told HMBIA News everything about the event and its results.

“It’s the 3rd time we went to Xitang Hanfu Culture Festival (a Chinese medieval cultural festival), first two were just as “performance guests”, showing buhurt there. But this time host said let’s give us more HMB things, we thought why not to make a soft competition for every adult? It’s the best way for normal people to experience the magic of HMB sport. Then we did it ”, – said Gao.

According to Mr. Gao, there were 31 participant who were willing to fight and to win here – t 3 girls in Female category and 28 men in Male’s. There were fights in duels, Profights and 5vs5 exhibitions buhurt.

The event started with buhurts to attract audience and then duel fighters came to the lists. They fought using the Sword and Buckler rules.

Results of the First HMB-soft tournament in CHINA were as follows:
Female duels:
1st place Sun Jiayu

2nd place Xiong Rumei

3rd place Wu Kong

Male duels:

1st place Zhong Pengcheng

2nd place Deng Jiahao

3rd place Liang Lei

Many participants later told that it was the most exciting and toughest sword competition they ever saw – it was dynamic, exciting and the most important thing – completely safe for the athletes!

As we can see, the tournament was quite successful and helped achieve both goals – to show chinese people HMB sport in all its beauty and to gain some experience in HMB Soft sport for the athletes of this country. Fights were tough and passionate in spite of the soft armor and weapons, but the guests of the tournament were excited to pick up their weapons and fight nonetheless.

HMBIA News editorial office congratulate winners of the tournament and thank the members of the organisation team for the event and HMB sports development in China.

Kening Striid 2019: Classic and Innovations

For many years, the Kening Striid tournament in the Netherlands has demonstrated a high level of organization, technical equipment, and an entertainment program. All teams seek to participate in this HMB event. This year 23 teams from Russia, the Netherlands, France, Ukraine, UK, the Czech Republic, Germany and Poland came to fight for the steel crown of the tournament.

The battles took place in 2 mass nominations. So, here were the 5 by 5 mugs among men and women and 12 by 12. The number of fighters is different, and the success of the audience is the same. Visitors to the Imaginarium festival and the tournament that has become a traditional part of it, warmly and passionately supported the fighters.

Tournament results in all categories:

5 vs 5 men

1st place: “Bear Paw” (Russia)

2nd place: “Partizan” (Russia)

3rd place: “Western Tower” (Russia)

5 vs 5 women

1st place: “Katyusha” (Russia)

2nd place: “Blood Griffins” (Germany-Denmark)

3rd place: “Sword of Cygnus” (Great Britain)

12 vs 12 men

1st place: “Bern”

2nd place: “Friendship”

3rd place: ”Order of St. George”


12 vs 12 women

1st place: “Jalousie”

2nd place: “Vultur”


The most valuable male fighter among men is Roman Baranas (Partizan team).

The most valuable female fighter is Lillis Nelson Meeh (“Morning Stars” team).


 In addition, the White Company from the UK got an invitation to the final tournament of the Buhurt League season “Buhurt Prime” in Monaco as the best local team according to the results of the Buhurt Masters tournament in the Western European Conference. But we will talk about it more detailed later.

It is worth noting that in general the tournament went smoothly, the timing was completed, each team fought many times, which is always a plus for the fighters. And most importantly, the Kening Striid tournament came to an end without serious injuries of the fighters.


However, there is an important aspect of the tournament, which we would like to disclose in more detail! The innovations of the “Kening Striid” are even put in the title, because they deserve the special attention. Despite the fact that the name of our kind of sport has a reference to the Middle Ages, nevertheless it tries to keep up with today’s time. So, one of the requirements put forward to the participants by the organizers was the mandatory presence of a belt worn over a team surcoat. Before the tournament began, a special chip was attached to the belts, which as like an electronic passport of a fighter. The chips helped identify the fighter during the exit to the lists, for live broadcasting and also for the convenience of entering new data about the fighter. In general, such a system has proven to be reliable and convenient.

Callum Walker, a commentator on the tournament’s English speaking broadcasting, noted that thanks to the chips, it was easier for viewers to track how many fighters of each team are left on the lists, to find out the exact composition of team members thanks to the information and photos of the fighter contained in the chip.

Artem Vasilev, brand manager of the Buhurt League also noted that such a system has proved to be excellent:
“I liked the chip system that identifies the fighters. At the entrance to the lis there was a man who scanned the chips and it was immediately clear who the chip belongs to. It’s like a fighter’s passport, only more convenient. It seems to me that we need to use this system further. I think this is a great solution for HMB sports”

It is remarkable that progress does not stand still and even better that this progress fits so organically into the Historical Medieval Battles, bringing it closer to the viewer.