Because I believed that the HMB movement had a huge potential and now today when I look back, I can see I was right. Now all the clubs in Denmark fight in the HMB tournaments and are traveling to different countries and it’s very rare when you can see a high profile tournament without the Danish flag.
How many Clubs are there in Denmark?
We have 6 clubs here in Denmark, as far as I know we are all growing and the HMB movement is getting bigger. But we also have a very strong competition here in Denmark which I believe is healthy for the movement. We are so lucky here in Denmark that the top 3 teams are competing amongst themselves to get better and stronger.
How many certificated national and international marshals do you have?
Unfortunately, for now we have only one certified Marshall, we are trying to have a HMB Marshall seminar each year at the Copenhagen Medieval Market. Because we desperately need more.
Are there any kind of rivalry between clubs?
Yes, right now in Denmark we have two national organizations both of them have their different ideas and rules of conduct. Each organization consists of two or three clubs. And there are some rivalry between them. Then you have my club. We have chosen not to be a part in either national organizations, since we do not share the same ideas and code of conducts as the rest. So yes there are a lot of quarrels between our clubs. But I also think it makes our clubs stronger, because we train to fight each other and we train hard. I think this has helped the level of fighters rise a lot. It has turned into a healthy competition mentality.
How do you evaluate the qualification level of fighters in your country. Could you please describe with some examples?
Our fighters and clubs are performing really well in such tournaments as Dynamo cup, Call of Heroes and tournaments spread out across Europe.
How many tournaments have been held in 2017?
We had held around 10 tournaments in Denmark in 2017 including big and small once.
Do you have particularly strong outstanding fighters? Could you tell about them?
I think all of our teams have strong fighters. To mention them all would take to much time.
Do fighters treat HMB as a hobby or as a serious kind of sports and try to earn skills as much as possible?
I think that is a 50/50 thing. Some clubs do and some clubs not do.
What are the tasks for developing HMB for the nearest future?
The hope is to form a male team in category “21 vs 21” for HMB. (HOPE)
We thank Allan for the information about HMB in Denmark and wish the entire Danish community to develop and become stronger every year.