The first HMB full-contact tournament in the Czech Republic took place on April 20th, 2013. It was arranged as a part of the greatest medieval festival in Czech Republic called Battle of Libušín. There were about 800 reenactors and up to 5.000 spectators. The tournament was prepared by Daniel Dufek and members of SKSKB Praha.
The tournament was organized in exhibition way to show and explain to czech reenactors this new martial sport, which is commonly unknown in the Czech Republic.
The first part of the exhibition were rule explanations with live demonstrations. The second part was the tournament. During tournament were presented disciplines “5 vs 5”, “1 vs 1” and ProFight.
In the tournament participated fighters from the National Team of the Czech Republic (“home team”) and the opponent team was assembled from guest fighters (“guest team”) from Austria, Germany and Poland. Members of these teams also participated in duels “1 vs 1” and ProFights.
The guests team:
Aaron Mays, USA
Heinrich Wurzian, VgVK Wien, Austria
Martin Pragler, VgVK Wien, Austria
Bernhard Benes, Turba Ferox, Austria
Joji Ishikawa, VgVK Wien, Austria
Robert Nacke, Vollkontakt Schwertkampf & Buhurt München, Germany
Helmut Hanus, Germany
Roman Mühlfeldner, Germany
Jurek Miklaszewski, Poland
The home team:
Štěpán Hodr, SKSKB Praha
Lukáš Podešva, Arma Ferre
Jakub Benda, SKSKB Praha
Tomáš Gajdošík, SKSKB Praha
Ivo Veselý, Páni z Rukštajna
Dimitrij Nikitin, SKSKB Praha
Jan Burgerstein, SKSKB Praha
Marek Axman, Rytíři svatého grálu
Radim Doležel, Arma Ferre
Martin Štádler, SKSKB Praha
Special thanks to our guests.
Many thanks to the organizers of the festival “Battle of Libušín”.
Written by Radim Doležel, the captain of National Team of the Czech Republic; photos by Daniel Dufek