From that buhurt in 2012 4 years has passed and now there are 5 HMB clubs in Czech Republic – “SKSKB Prague”, “MFC Vysocina”, “MFC Zlinsko”, “Pragae Meretrices” and “MFC Slezsko”. According to captain Pohl, another teams are growing, but it is not easy to establish a club in this country.
HMB-movement here is part of lifes and captains of clubs have some kind of council to find the way to solve the problems and find the ways to develop historical medieval battles in Czech Republic. The main problem is that HMB is not official sport, so, we cannot find sponsors, and without resources, developing is very hard. But they doing everything that they can. First of all Josif Pohl and other sportsmen held tournaments in HMBIA standarts.
Josif Pohl: “In 2015-2016 season we are planning eliminations tournaments in october 2015, march 2016 and also some tournaments – 3rd Jemnice CUP in September, but now it is too early to say some details”.
There are a lot of HMB-fighters in Czech Republic. But its not easy to pick out few. As a captain said, every team has its own best fighters, but it is difficult to say:”This one is the best.” Because every fighter is good in his own way and If one is strong in one direction, there is another fighter strong in other direction. Josif Pohl and his fighters managed to show theirselves participating in HMB World Championship “Battle of the Nations” and other tournaments. And their opponents were impressed.
Everybody knows that HMB-fighter can’t exist without armour and civil medieval cloth. Czech Republic is a european country, so it’s not surprise that most of czech fighters here use europian armour from 14th/15th century. Their armour and clothes are based on their national identity. Most of czech fighters are coming from reenancement, so they have really good knowledge of history and historical view.