Medieval Portrait: Edgardo López Sánchez

Medieval Portrait: Edgardo López Sánchez

First of all, would you like to tell us how did you find the sport and what got your attention? Since I was twelve years old, I started practising contact sports, but it wasn’t until I was fourteen that I began fighting. I used to train kickboxing, Muay Thai and Taekwondo, but mostly Muay Thai, […]

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Medieval Portrait: Ariel “Gaucho” Manzano

Medieval Portrait: Ariel “Gaucho” Manzano

How did you get to know this sport? What made you decide to start practicing? I discovered it in a Game of Thrones fair. My son told me: “Come on dad, you have to do that”. Was there any special motivation? The constant challenge of training and participating in tournaments, always trying to be the […]

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Medieval Portrait: Nicolás Di Gaetano

Medieval Portrait: Nicolás Di Gaetano

I discovered this sport thanks to a reenactment group I met in Burgo del Sur 2014, and they invited me to a buhurt tournament. I was astonished from the first fight, because I have always liked the medieval theme. As I found this new world, I knew I wanted to be part of it. I […]

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Medieval Portrait: Amy Graham

Medieval Portrait: Amy Graham

What difficulties did you face at the beginning of your journey? Finding suitable armor quickly. My first tournament was with IMCF in Spain. We had less than three months to prepare for our first National qualifying tournament. As it was, I wore some of my reenactor mild steel armor while I waited for my custom […]

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Medieval Portrait: Miguel García

Medieval Portrait: Miguel García

Since I was a child, I’ve been a fan of everything ‘medieval’, both historical and fantastic. During that time, I never even imagined that something like HMB could be real, and I was sure that I was the only madman that fantasized about using an armor and sword. I’ve performed Fencing and Kendo (japanese fencing) […]

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Medieval Portrait: Ezequiel Cavallin

Medieval Portrait: Ezequiel Cavallin

How did you get to know this sport? What made you start with it?⠀ I started practicing at another club in Córdoba, named Córdoba Medieval. I had some differences of opinion with them, so I decided to leave, and some other people left with me, because we found that the concept we liked had nothing […]

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Medieval Portrait: Andryus Kiselyus

Medieval Portrait: Andryus Kiselyus

Hello, my name is Andryus Kiselyus, I’m from Moscow, Russia, and my club is Bern. I’m a participant of team “Partizan” also known as Russia1. How long have you been practicing this sport and why did you start training in the first place? For me, this sport started 7 years ago 2009-2010, I think. So […]

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Medieval Portrait: Sam Awry

Medieval Portrait: Sam Awry

For HMB I fight with Company of the Iron Phoenix. I also fight with the US IMCF team. I had done martial arts before, and I lifted weights, but as an adult I have never done a sport until I discovered medieval combat. Prior to fighting, I was a metal musician. Now I support true […]

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Medieval Portrait: Naaman Videla

Medieval Portrait: Naaman Videla

I met this sport in one of the most complicated moments of my life. I had eighteen years and I didn’t know if I was going to be deprived of my liberty. Everything was falling apart around me: I wasn’t going to school and neither did I have a job. I needed something to clear […]

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Medieval Portrait: Ariel Bohn

Medieval Portrait: Ariel Bohn

Not so long ago it had been two years since my debut in the ‘3er Torneo Porteño. Then, I fought next to Mauro Mankevick and Juano Monti. Martín Angiolillo was the reserve fighter but he decided not to go into the list, because we had a good performance and great results. I remember I didn’t […]

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