“WMFC First Class Germany Challenge” – 2016
10-11 September 2016, a WMFC First Class series tournament took its place in the German town of Nurnberg. Such event could not leave HMBIA News uninterested. Programme of the tournament throughout 2 days was as follows: 10 September – profights; 11 September – soft sword. We have contacted one of the organizers of the tournament […]
28 Oct 2016 15:44
5vs5 or duels – is that a question for David Dixon
HMBIA asked David Dixon, fighter of “Ursus” HMB-club (USA) if he has in plans performance in other categories and his answer was clear and short! David Dixon: “I am interested in the style of pro fights and I am training to hopefully compete in that style of fighting starting in mid 2017 provided that orgteam […]
26 Oct 2016 16:07
Andryus Kiselyus: “…my hardest rival is not a team or a fighter, it’s my mirror image.”
Our friends from Argentina, an HMB-oriented blog Crónicas Bohurteras, have shared with HMBIA News an interesting interview with a famous Russian fighter Andryus Kiselyus. How long have you been practicing this sport and why did you start training in the first place? – For me, this sport started 7 years ago 2009-2010, I think. So […]
24 Oct 2016 14:40
New HMB school for children in Australia
Skye Burnie – well known australian female fighter told HMBIA News a really great news! Bryce Lightbody and Skye are planning to open soft sword school for the kids in Sydney (Australia). Skye will be one of the founders and, of course, one of the trainers. Skye Burnie: “We`re hoping to start up a soft […]
22 Oct 2016 15:06
“David Dixon, ITOC-2016. David Dixon about the tourney”
International Tournament of Chivalry «ITOC» -2016 is a big HMB-event, so HMBIA News decided to find out some more participants’ impressions, as such information would be interesting and useful for both our followers and organizers of the tournaments. We interviewed a well-known American fighter of “Ursus” HMB-club (USA) – David Dixon. “It was excellent! The […]
20 Oct 2016 15:37
Tim Edward Jerry Gaensler-Debs (USA) about “IToC”-2016: “…I want to push club Ursus to greater victories”
International Tournament of Chivalry “ITOC”-2016 has passed, but everybody will remember it and will be waiting to participate again. Tim Edward Jerry Gaensler-Debs, fighter from USA told us that event was great and Brad Schaive and Black Swan did a great job! Tim Edward Jerry Gaensler-Debs: “Upon arriving at the International Tournament of Chivalry, it […]
17 Oct 2016 15:35
Brad Schaive: “HMB-sport is very popular in USA”
Brad Schaive, President of HMB USA, Member of the Company of the Black Swan and head of orgcommittee of the International Tournament of Chivalry «ITOC» -2016 told HMBIA News about HMB-sport in his country. Mr. Schaive would like to notice the help of Senator and Mayor of Springfield in particular.   Brad Schaive: “Senator Andy […]
12 Oct 2016 11:08
International Tournament of Chivalry «ITOC» -2016 – results and plans for the future
Oct 1st. Springfield Illinois (Prarie Capital Convention Center) was a place of International Tournament of Chivalry «ITOC» -2016 – the largest tourney in the Western Hampshire. Here gathered over a 100 fighters. Sportsmen from Mexico, Canada, Russia, Austria and the top six HMB-clubs in the United States came to compete in “5 vs 5″, women’s […]
10 Oct 2016 16:11
The Torneo del Montefeltro “Ardet ut Feriat” – First Class in Italy
WMFC First Class Tournament “Ardet ut Feriat” to take place on October 29th, 2016 in Urbino (Italy). The venue of the tournament will be the Palace of the Sport “Mondolce”. This tournament is the first Italian event of “international character” dedicated to the sport of full-contact fighting in historical armor. HMBIA News couldn`t miss such […]
07 Oct 2016 11:17
Ida Sonne Lehm about “Montbazon Tournament”-2016: “… everyone did a great job!”
September 11, in Montbazon (France), an HMB event – “Montbazon Tournament”-2016 was held. This event got international status and that is really great! Ida Sonne Lehm, female fighter from “Det Frie Kompani” HMB Club (Denmark), and her team (female-fighters) got first place and HMBIA News had Ida telling her impressions in the interview. “I fought […]
06 Oct 2016 15:21
Havoc Highlands Cup – first time in Australia
In September,”Havoc Highlands Cup” took place in Australia. Bryce Lightbody, captain of the Sydney based HMB team “Havoc”, told HMBIA News about the tournament and his own impressions of the event. Bryce Lightbody: “The tournament was quite small in comparison with European ones but we still filled a whole day with consistent fighting. The crowd […]
05 Oct 2016 15:23
Pedersen about “Vanaja tournament”-2016 – “My team got 3rd place and I`m happy about it”
There was few great international HMB-tournaments in Finland in period of the end of the summer and at the beginning of the autumn. “Vanaja tournament”-2016 was one of them. HMBIA News have already written about the tournament and now we want to publish the participant`s review about this event. We asked Nick Møller Pedersen, participant […]
03 Oct 2016 16:59
Frankfurt HMB seminar
8-9 October, a fencing triathlon seminar will be taking place in Frankfurt, Germany. The seminar will be hosted by the World Champions of HMB Galina Kohvakko and Aleksey Petrik and is dedicated to handling long sword, buckler and sword combo and heraldic shield and sword combo. During the event an intensive course of fencing will […]
28 Sep 2016 15:26
“Hakkapeliitta”-2016 in Finland: Let’s hear it from the organizers!
August 20, in Tampere (Finland) everybody could visit and support and even participate in “Hakkapeliitta”- 2016 tournament. It was a quite interesting international event and HMBIA News decided to share more details with our followers. We interviewed Tero Oksala, main coordinator of the tournament. Tero Oksala: “Personally, I think that event was successful and the […]
28 Sep 2016 11:28
Tampere 2016
For the event in Tampere the bar was set really high. Despite the fact that it was the first tournament of such kind in Tampere, the event went well for the Finnish organizers’ team and received positive feedback from the participants and numerous spectators. The location played the important role – large spacious hall for […]
23 Sep 2016 15:47
Veldstra, Netherlands: “We wanted to keep our kit as Dutch as possible, close to our roots”
Today, HMBIA News decided to talk on the topic of armor. In our humble opinion, it is one of the most important topics in our movement. So let’s find out what armor do fighters from all around the world prefer! Let’s begin with Netherlands! Why? Because ladies first! We spoke to Esther Veldstra, captain of […]
20 Sep 2016 15:36



1st-4th July
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