"Battle of the Nations" is a championship which gathers Historical Medieval Battle (HMB) fans from everywhere. The world of Middle Ages still fascinates thousands of people, who come to "Battle of the Nations" each year seeking the spirit of medieval, clashing steel and group battles. All this awakens the memory of previous generations who faced their enemies holding a sword and a shield.
"Battle of the Nations" is a full contact fighting with the use of steel weapons from the Middle Ages. Fighters are dressed in armor, which is also made according to historical standards. For safety reasons all weapons are blunt and the battles are held under supervision of experienced referees. Both wrestling and fighting techniques are permitted during the battle making it really spectacular and breathtaking.
Being a world cup, "Battle of the Nations" encourages every country to form and develop a national team and compete with the others. Passion for HMB is the core of this international movement that unites people from different regions, with different cultures. A lot of teams come to the championship with their supporters and relatives who also take part in the festival.
HMB is a sport for everyone - there are both male and female categories.
5 types of «Duel» 1 vs 1
Female «Group battles» 3 vs 3
Male «Group battles» 5 vs 5
«Mass battles» 21 vs 21
You will be surrounded by the real Middle Ages! People dressed in fashion of X-XV centuries will walk around you all the time; and definitely create an unforgettable atmosphere. There will even be a medieval costumes contests where you can cheer and vote for your favourites. Enjoy, admire and don’t forget to make pictures.
On a special HMB Soft arena you will have a chance to witness how young sportsmen train and fight in soft equipment. Kids under 18 years old will have a chance to try themselves in this passionate sport.
There will be exposition of real steel HMB armour and weapons. Enjoy, admire and don’t forget to take pictures.
Everyone can get something medieval just for themselves. Moms will find a wide selection of medieval-ish jewelry; Dads - real swords, awesome cups, maybe even medieval drinks; and for kids - their first wooden swords, bows and a lot more to find.
Are you Catalan? From other part of Spain? Or maybe German, Russian, Argentinian, Australian or American? Come cheer for your national team! Over 30 nations will be there, and every tough knight needs a cheering kid (or a thousand) on his/her side. Become an “extra-fighter” for your Nation.