12vs12: more people, more fun! 
The 12v12 category is gaining momentum and becoming more and more popular among HMB fighters around the world. This category already has its loyal fans. In addition, 12v12 battles have become an official category of the Buhurt League. To find out why our athletes love this category, and, most importantly, what are the main tactical […]
02 Sep 2020 16:30
Farewell to the Maestro
For the second time this year, Italy suffers another untimely tragedy. On the 25th August, the world lost Davide Canalia – fighter, federation member, organiser, instructor, and friend. Davide’s popularity in the HMB community and beyond came from his enthusiasm. His desire to see projects through from start to finish was noticed by anyone who […]
26 Aug 2020 15:03
Gavin Stewart on the BotN live streams: exciting details
The Battle of the Nations Total Recall marathon turned into a large-scale and interesting project. There were a lot of people, hundreds of stories and thousands of smiles. Thanks to the live streams that were part of the marathon we could see and listen to exciting and touching stories of the HMB community members. Gavin […]
21 Aug 2020 17:20
What are HMB Marshals made of? 
Stress resistance, the ability to make informed decisions quickly, masterfully navigate the rules of HMB sport in all its possible nuances and proficiency in English. These are the qualities that a real qualified HMB Marshal should have. However, this is not enough! HMBIA News talked about all the intricacies of this work with HMB knight […]
28 Jul 2020 11:20
Alexei Kamenev: about sports, family and dreams
There is a sign that if a huge fighter in a helmet with a classic 14th century German klappvisor from the Bear Paw team runs to you in the lists, it will lead to pain, falling and gaining combat experience. Perhaps you will have time to see the fighter’s kind eyes, but the ending of […]
24 Jul 2020 19:17
New Zealand Has New Captain
David Briscoe, the well-known HMB fighter and the National team captain. He led his team to the BotN list for many years, but had to leave this position due to personal circumstances. The New Zealand National HMB Federation (HMBNZ) welcomed Cody Hamilton as new National Team Captain. HMBIA News reporter had an interview with Dayna […]
20 Jul 2020 15:42
Paddy Shaw (USA) about the authentic costume contest
The World Championship in HMB “Battle of the Nations” unites not only people who love to fight. Here comes people who are not fighters but love history and authentic clothes. Few years in a row the participant Paddy Shaw from the USA has been our contestant. Last year he got first place in a non-fighting […]
26 Jun 2020 19:01
Anastasia Bundur, Ukraine: “… an experience that came in handy”
Volunteers are an important part of any event, and the success of Battle of the Nations depends on these hard-working people. HMBIA News asked Anastasia Bundur from Ukraine to share her memories about the BotN volunteer experience  with us.  Anastasia became part of the Battle of the Nations team in 2014 in the Croatian city […]
17 Jun 2020 15:00
Dmitriy Kunchenko on the Battle of the Nations 2010
In 2010, Dmitry Kunchenko was already a very serious fighter. Entering the Russian national team as part of the Partizan team for the 5 vs 5 buhurts, he became a fighter of the Russia 1 team, which was represented by Partizan. He was not only a fighter, but also the captain of this team. This […]
12 Jun 2020 19:57
The BotN Total Recall marathon has come to an end!
The BotN Total Recall marathon was the first in the history of the Championship to be held on such a scale. Here, many representatives of all countries contributed, having participated in the Battle of the Nations, totalling more than 40 stories!   Battle of the Nations is different for everyone; it is filled with people’s […]
07 Jun 2020 15:08
My first BotN: Gavin Stewart, the Vice President of HMBIA 
HMBIA News asked Gavin Stewart, the Vice President of HMBIA to tell us about his start of the BotN way. His story is tough, frank, but at the same time so touching! “Although I started working for the HMBIA Development Committee at the beginning of 2014, I was not able to attend Battle of the […]
05 Jun 2020 15:35
My first BotN: Edouard Eme, HMBIA President (France)
Edouard Eme started his BotN journey with a trouble. He still remembers the situation: “My first time in BotN was in 2011 in Khotyn. I was there as a civilian, as my armor and the 5 other French fighters were blocked at the border between Poland and Ukraine. I kept hope until the last moment […]
04 Jun 2020 11:00
My first BotN: Christian Lehm Madsen (Denmark)
They are strong and disciplined, they show good fights on the lists and outstanding friendliness outside it. They are from Denmark and their captain Christian Lehm Madsen looks like a real Scandinavian god. Now we will tell you about the Christian`s debut at the Battle of the Nations! It was in Prague 2016. Christian Lehm […]
03 Jun 2020 13:00
My first BotN: Adrian Vlad Nicolae (Romania)
The legendary Jubilee Battle of the Nations 2019 in Serbia gave the Romanian national team the opportunity to start its big BotN journey. This year they made their dream come true and were so proud about it. HMBIA News asked Adrian Vlad Nicolae, the captain of the Romania national team, to tell us about their […]
02 Jun 2020 11:00
My first BotN: Mikhail Morgulis (Israel)
“Just recently I recalled how great it was to fight at that time. This year, the season burned out in a pandemic bonfire. In general, I often recall our first Battle of the Nations, which was in 2012 and became a strong impetus for us. Of course, there were people in our team who later […]
01 Jun 2020 11:00
My first BotN: Burak Yarar (Turkey)
“Our first Battle of the Nations was in Barcelona in 2017. Each and every moment of it is highly memorable for me due to the sheer love and stress we all went through”- that`s how Burak Yarar, the captain of the National team of Turkey started his story about the first Battle of the Nations […]
31 May 2020 11:00



1st-4th July
Oradea Fortress, Romania