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MFC Česká korouhev
O České korouhvi

MFC Česká korouhev is a sports club of medieval full-contact combat, founded in mid-2018 on the foundations of a much older association, originally uniting Czech historical fencing groups, theater associations, craftsmen and lovers of the Middle Ages and living history. We are mainly dedicated to the sport, which is officially called HMB, or Historical Medieval Battles. HMB sport has spread very quickly all over the world and today we can already find sports clubs like ours on all continents. More than 30 nations of the world fight every year for first place in the World Cup, or other domestic and international tournaments and competitions, such as the global Buhurt International league. The teams of our sports club participate in domestic and foreign tournaments, exhibition promo matches and gala evenings. We also offer a soft version for children and teenagers, and the doors of our sports club are open to even the youngest fighters! You can learn about the history and development of the Česká korouhev HMB club on the page History of Česká korouhev.


Ours is the first and oldest sports team Pikarts, inspired by the post-Hussite religious sects of the end of the 15th century. Next is the team Haugwitz named after the commander of the dreaded Black Legion, and a newly emerging women's team Beguines referring to a women's movement that arose already in the 13th century, whose members did not take religious vows, but lived in a way similar to religious. Are you interested in our current sports results? Are you interested in what's new with us?

O Pikartech

Pikarts are a sports team of medieval full-contact combat, operating under the auspices of the HMB club Česká korouhev. ​We derive our colors, symbols and name from a group of domestic sectarian religious fanatics of the middle and end of the 15th century, who interpreted the faith "in their own way" and committed various atrocities, when "...they murdered and they committed fornication during the day, they went to the border for fun...". There were many Picartic sects and sects, among the most famous were the Adamites. "They committed adultery, murdered and walked around naked" - the chronicles say. In 1421, Jan Žižka couldn't put up with it any longer (even though he was already blind) and took the Pikarts from Tábor into battle and killed them mercilessly on the island near Nežárka. After suppressing the followers of the sect during 15th century the word "pikart" took on a derogatory meaning, essentially becoming a synonym for "heretics". They were referred to as such not only utraquist (whether moderate or radical), but often even Catholics (by the Utraquists). You can learn more about Pikarts and their history on a special page dedicated to that, see. History of the Pikarts.

O Haugwitzích

Haugwitz is a sports team of medieval full-contact combat, operating under the auspices of the HMB club Česká korouhev. ​We derive our colors, symbols and name from commander of the dreaded Black Legion governor Jan Hanuš Haugwitz from Biskupice. Captain Haugwitz commanded the so-called Black Army (legion), called by the Hungarians "Fekete Serég", a military unit composed mainly of Slavic and especially Hussite fighters, forming the core of the army of the Czech-Hungarian King Matthias Corvín, numbering up to several tens of thousands of fighters. This military unit allegedly got its name from the black armor that Jan Hanuš was supposed to wear in battle. However, according to the findings, we find that the entire army wore black for many, mostly practical, reasons. Blackening was used to protect the weapon and as contemporary camouflage, suitable for night military operations. His famous achievements included, for example, the conquest of Vienna or the defeat of the Ottoman Turks in The Battle of the Bread Field. In addition to sports activities, our team also wants to deal with the reconstruction of the personal glaive (unit) of this important Czech military leader. The Black Company mainly ensured his protection and formed an elite unit within the dreaded Black Army. You can learn more about the historical background of the Haugwitz team on the special page dedicated to it, see History of Haugwitz.

O Bekyních

Beguines are a women's sports team of medieval full contact combat, operating under the auspices of the HMB club Česká korouhev. We derive our colors, symbols and name from the women's movement in the Catholic Church that originated in the 13th century and spread not only to the territory of today's Belgium and the Netherlands, but also to the territory of the Czech Crown. Beguines, also originally called "Beguines" (laity), lived a lifestyle similar to religious. The buildings of the nuns' convents were called bekinages, where these nuns lived. They lived in these semi-monastic communities but did not take formal religious vows, although they did promise not to marry while they lived as Nuns. However, they could freely leave and leave the order at any time. They devoted themselves voluntarily to poverty, caring for the poor, the sick, the needy, and religious devotion. The legal position of women in relation to the ecclesiastical and lay authorities was unclear, therefore they often came into conflict with ecclesiastical and secular power and often ended up burned at the border. A species of night butterfly (moth), the so-called Bekyné nun, was also named after the bekynés, according to its black-and-white wings. You can learn more about Bekyní and their history on the special page dedicated to it, seeHistory of Beguines.

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