Four years passed and Yorick got to right place in right time. He came to the “Bloodstock Open Air” metal festival, where he saw demonstrative fights of the teams from the UK, Germany and Spain. There he was caught in the HMB nets!
In 2014 Yorick and his new friends founded the first team in the Netherlands – “The Dutch Medieval Combat Association”, or TDMCA for short. It wasn`t easy, but they did it! From that time Yorick tried himself in many categories of HMB fights, but he understood that there is only one category that makes his heart burning like a fire – it is the buhurt “21 vs 21″! Buhurt is his love.
There is another love in his life – his girlfriend, Cabrielle. She supports Yorick all the time as well as his parents.
HMB sport became an important part of his life. Even now, after four years, he still remembers his first fight. It was at the World Championship in HMB “Battle of the Nations”-2015 in Prague. Yorick was a mercenary for Austria in the 21’s, but now he can`t remember their opponents. He was exited, fresh and unexperienced. But, according to him, it was unforgettable!
“What I like in this sport is that it’s very physical, you really need to be in good shape to perform. Also the competitiveness in the list, but the friendship and mutual respect outside of the list is something you don’t often see in sports”.
So, now you know more about Yorick Zelessen as a fighter. Let`s find out his goals as a chairman for “HMB Federatie Nederland” (the Dutch HMB Federation). The main Yorick`s goal is to make the sport bigger and more known in the Netherlands. Also the goals of the “HMB Federatie Nederland” is to provide a point of contact between the HMBIA or other clubs, or National Federations and the clubs in the Netherlands and to consult newcomers, who just came to the sport, and share information between the clubs.