Kening Striid, the first and biggest Buhurt League HMB tournament in the Netherlands, where fighters from all over Europe compete to find out Who Will Rule.
In the sport Historical Medieval Combat, fighters face eachother in the list (arena) where they fight in medieval armour, using medieval (rebated) weapons. Unlike showfights often shown on medieval fairs and fantasy festivals, the outcome of these battles are not known. Anything can happen, be it in the spectacular melees, also known as Buhurts, where teams of fighters work to take down the fighters of the opposing team. Or the duel categories, where one fighter faces one other fighter and tries to score points by hitting his or her opponent with strong, clear strikes.
The first edition in 2017 drew 8 men's buhurt teams from four different countries. In a glorious series of wins we saw White Company from the United Kingdom take the Buhurt Crown. Little did we know, on that first day, that the Danish Sisterhood would do the same for the women's 3 versus 3.
Three categories of duels were fought in the Frisian lists. White Company from the UK ruled suppreme in the men's categories, crowning Lukas Kowal the king of each and every category. The women's duels crowned not one but two queens. Denise Scheltinga surprisingly took the gold in her first ever Sword and Shield tournament and Jo Booth was crowned the queen of Longsword.
2018 promises to be even bigger. Better. With more fighters, more categories, more fights. Last year's champions will be back to defend their crowns. New challengers appear in the list. Those bested last year take another shot at the gold.
The 2018 edition will take place on 18 and 19 august 2018. Buy your tickets to the Imaginarium festival to watch Kening Striid. Join us again to find out ... Who Will Rule.
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