In the USA HMB sport is in the active phase of development for now.
At first let’s take a look at the progress of the American HMB community in numbers.
Amount of clubs – about 20.
Amount of fighters – about 200.
Amount of national tournaments– abound 10-12 by the 2017 year. The most popular are Riddle of Steel, Kearney’s Faire, Sonora’s Celtic Faire.
Amount of international tournaments – 2: International Tournament of Chivalry and ISCA.
Amount of certified marshals – 2.
The date of the birth of the HMB movement – 2012.
Individual HMB fighters have been in the USA before 2012. But in 2012 HMB-sport have been formed as a separate movement. One of the USS fighters then visited Ukraine and brought to home-country the idea of forming the first American team to participate in the World Championship “Battle of Nations 2012” in Poland. He contacted his friends-fighters, and 30 bind themselves this obligation.
Since that year, the popularity of HMB is gaining momentum.
“The strongest of those clubs so far is Iron Phoenix. They were team “USA 1” this year and beat “Russia 1” on the first round. They did not beat “Russia”, but they left a strong impression and pride for the USA to be in the finals. The second strongest club would be “Black Swan”, who was “USA 2”.
The other well-known clubs are “Ursus”, “Plague Rats”, “Ordo Draconis”, “Palmetto Knights”, and “Wolfengarde”. Everyone has their own training methods, goals, and achievements”.
The HMB clubs within the USA enjoy a friendly rivalry but come together to form the international team as their top priority rather than besting other clubs.
“We love travelling abroad and pretty much any “Battle of the Nations” we have attended has been at the top of our list for excitement and best stories. For the porpoises of this story I shall harken back to the 2012 in Poland. The American team came to the field quite confident and left it humbled but determined. For the USA a defeat of that sort only served to stir our desire for victory that much more. Being defeated so soundly has been long been inspiration for our continued work and practice to get better and eventually win gold at the “Battle of the Nations”.
Both Harvey and Jonathan argued that now is the time of great changes in HMB in the USA. In the nearest future the movement will make a breakthrough in development.
Jonathan: «I would like to be able to bring more tournaments and events here in our area. It is a goal of ours to expand this sport in the community. We have been advertising and telling people all about it, passing out team business cards, fliers, posters, shirts, and other things. We see HMB as the next big sport in the world, and we want to make sure that it gets there well».
As we see, the USA has enough people who take HMB sport very seriously. HMBIA News wishes to activists their dreams come true.