Full-contact historical medieval fighting in armor (HMB) is a hobby that has been actively developing in recent decades around the world. In some countries, it has already received the status of a professional sport. Fighters train according to the approved methods and meet at international competitions. The industry of armor, weapons, and related products is also growing rapidly. Spectacular events and festivals attract a huge number of people.

 “People have always been interested in the Middle Ages. And even if now everyone stops doing medieval battles, and there is not a single person who could pass on the experience, they will still arise again. And so it will be many times,"- Evgeny Gladkov, the multiple world champion in HMB.

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