Who will rule.

Kening striid

Buhurt League Masters 2019

This year Kening striid is the Buhurt League Masters tournament of the western European conference. The stakes are high. Not only does the winning team bring home the crown, they also get one of the spots at the prestigious Buhurt Prime tournament, the grand finale of the Buhurt League season. Two full days of exhilerating battles. Two full days of magnificent victories and stunning defeats. In the end, only one question remains, only one answer matters. Who Will Rule?

The first edition of Kening Striid was held in 2017. Eight teams from all over Europe fought in the first Dutch Buhurt tournament. The United Kingdom's White Company took the gold in the men's 5v5 and the Danish Sisterhood reigned victorious over the women's 3v3.

One year later, team Old Friends from Russia defeated the previous champions in an exciting finale and claimed the crown and the gold medals. The Blood Griffins, a ladies team from no less than three countries, was indomitable in the ladies 3v3.

In 2019 anything can happen. Which teams will enter the list? Who will rise? Who will fall? Who will Rule? Find out on 17 and 18 august.

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What we did


Keningstriid 2017 Ramstäk Frisia 2 vs. Lions of Steel

Kening Striid promo 2018

Det Frie Kompagni - Kening Striid 2017



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KeningStriid 2017



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About HMB

HMB, or Historical Medieval Battles, is a young full contact martial art that first appeared in the Netherlands in 2015. It has been around in Europe since the late 90's, beginning as an after-hours sporting element for the participants of reenactment battles. It has since grown and developend substantially under the wings of the HMBIA, the International Association.
HMB is practiced by athletes wearing stylyzed medieval armours and using rebated medieval weapons. It knows several categories, each governed by its own ruleset. The fight is overseen by marshals, who can be recognized by their yellow attire.

Buhurts, or Melees, are the teamsport category within HMB. They may take the shape of 5 versus 5, 21 versus 21 or any other team size, depending on the tournament, with 5v5 being the most popular. Due to smaller numbers of fighters, the women's league often sees fights in the 3v3 category.
The main aim in a buhurt match is to take out the fighters of the opposing team by bringing them to the ground. The moment a fighter his the ground with a third point of support (knee, elbows, buttocks etc.) he or she is out of the game. The first team to take out all opposing fighters wins the round. Whichever team first wins two rounds, wins the match.
Fighters may use an array of techniques to take out their opponents in a buhurt match, such as weapon strikes, kicks, throws, punches, wrestling techniques etc. Prohibited techniques include thrusting with the blade, striking the bak of the knee or the base of the neck and locking joints.

In the various duels categories, a single fighter takes on one opponent. The aim in duels is to score as many points as possible within a set time (Most duel categories) or to score five points before the opponent does the same (Sword and Buckler category).
Points are only counted when they are made with the sharp of the blade (not the flat) and unblocked by either a shield or the opponents weapon. In addition, a hit must be strong enough to be counted.
The equipment fighters use varies from category to category. In the Sword and Shield category, fighters use a one-handed arming sword in combination with a shield (can be any historically accurate shape) up to 70cm. In Sword and Buckkler, fighters use the same one-handed arming sword with a buckler (a small shield, no more than 30cm in diameter). Longsword duels are fought using only a two-handed sword. In polearm duels, fighters use a two handed, hafted weapon.

A special duels category is the Triathlon category, which is made up of three rounds with a different set of weapons for each round. Triathlon fighters must master every set to excel at Triathlon. Here too, whoever wins two rounds out of three, wins the match.

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