Battle of the Nations, the world championship in Historical Medieval Battle (HMB), gives fighters of 25 national teams from four continents an opportunity to meet on the course in an uncompromising, full contact battle.
HMB is a new sport that combines a modern approach to the organization of sporting events and ancient martial arts. It’s a new stage of martial arts development, based on the techniques of the Middle Ages and the latest achievements of modern full contact sports.
Battle of the Nations appeared in 2009, when the first summit dedicated to the future event was organized and the unified international rules of HMB were written.
For three years the championship developed from four national teams participating in Battle of the Nations 2010 to 25 national teams registered for Battle of the Nations 2013 from France, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, Austria, Czech republic, Ireland, Slovakia, Luxemburg, Spain, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Poland, Quebec, USA, Denmark, Israel, Baltic Countries, Belgium, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.
To participate in the event, the participants go through a strict checking process concerning authenticity of their clothes, armor and weapons. In addition to spectacular full contact battles between the national teams, Battle of the Nations offers performances of medieval artists, fire shows, medieval fairs for guests, taverns etc.
Battle of the Nations doesn’t deal with staged battles. Real feelings and passion for sport, the atmosphere of the event, and unique full contact battles of armored knights attract tens of thousands of spectators every year.
Preparation and conduct of Battle of the Nations is done by Historical Medieval Battle International Association. It promotes full contact HMB tournaments around the world, developing this new, unique and promising sport.
France will host a summit of delegates of the national teams participating in Battle of the Nations 2013 from November 30 to December 1, 2012. The event will be presented at a press conference in Paris on November 30.
Battle of the Nations promotes historical medieval battles and historical reenactment of the Middle Ages all over the world, offering a unique opportunity to the national teams to compete on the international arena in the format of a world championship.