16.4.2016 SOUTH KOREA TAKE DOUBLE TEAM GOLD AT ASIAN FENCING CHAMPIONSHIPS South Korea took their gold medal tally to six at the Asian Fencing Championships after claiming the men’s team foil and the women’s team épée titles in Wuxi today. The women’s team épée final was won by the quartet of Choi Eun-sook, Choi In-jeong, Kang Young-mi and Shin A-lam after they beat China’s Hao Jialu, Sun Yiwen, Sun Yujie and Xu Anqi 40-33.
13.4.2016 HONG KONG'S CHEUNG CLINCHES GOLD AT ASIAN FENCING CHAMPIONSHIPS Hong Kong’s Cheung Ka-long claimed the men’s individual foil title on the opening day of the Asian Fencing Championships in the Chinese city of Wuxi. The 18-year-old beat Japan’s Takahiro Shikine in the final as South Korea’s Kwon Young-ho and Olympic champion Lei Sheng of China took the bronze medals.
20.2.2016 HISTORIC AJCFC GOT UNDERWAY The 2016 Asian Juniors and Cadet Fencing Championships was officially opened by FCA President Celso Dayrit and Saudi Arabian Fencing Federation Sami Al Bakr in a colorful Opening Ceremonies in Dammam Saudi Arabia on February 20, 2016. This championships is a historic one as the 24 events in cadet and juniors are held in 2 different cities in 2 adjacent countries. This situation may be the first of its kind not only in Asia, but in the whole world of fencing.
17.2.2016 FIRST C-LEVEL REFEREES SEMINAR AND EXAM HELD The first ever Referees seminar and C-level Exam are held in Dammam in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on February 17 to 19, 2016. A total of 40 participants from Asia and Oceania took part in this historic event conducted by Mr. Claus Janka and Dr. Eyad Maghayreh under the auspices of the FCA and hosted by the Saudi Arabian Fencing Federation. Mr. Janka is the Chairman of the FIE Referees Commission while Dr. Maghayreh is the Chairman of the FCA Referees Commission.
15.2.2016 ASIANS AMONG THE BEST REFEREES IN THE WORLD In the meeting of the FIE Executive Committee held in November 2015, SUH SANGWON from Korea was named among the Best Foil Referees for 2015. This entitled Mr. Suh a cash reward offered by FIE President Alisher Usmanov.
28.1.2016 ABBAS FARYABI APPOINTED TO FIE WORKING GROUP Veteran fencing official ABBAS FARYABI of the the Islamic Republic of Iran has been named to the FIE working group which is tasked to study the reconstruction of the FIE Rules.
11.12.2015 SINGAPORE CADET FENCING WORLD CUP 2016 Fencing Singapore invites all fencers to participate in the upcoming Singapore Cadet Fencing World Cup 2016 to be held at Jurong East Sports & Recreation Centre on 23rd – 26th January 2016.
21.09.2015 ASIAN UNDER-23 CHAMPIONSHIPS, 7 TO 12 SEPTEMBER 2015, ULAANBAATAR, MONGOLIA The 2015 Asian Under-23 Championships took place between 7 and 12 September 2015 in Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia. It is the first time the Mongolian Fencing Federation organised this type of continental championship. For this purpose, it undertook everything necessary to offer the best possible conditions to all participants. The competition hall was perfectly adapted to fencing competitions; the piste installations complied with the FIE rules. The Asian Fencing Confederation and its members have greatly aided the organisation committee, both regarding referees and equipment (material inspection, etc.). The International Fencing Federation has also strongly supported the Mongolian Fencing Federation by providing 5 complete pistes and 5 signalling devices.
20.07.2015 CHINA GIVES ASIA ANOTHER GOLD IN THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS The Women Epee team of CHINA won the second gold medal for Asia in the 2015 World Fencing Championships held in Moscow Russia. The feat proves China's overall power in the women's epee team event, following their gold medal finish in the same event during the 2012 London Olympic Games.
20.07.2015 OTA GIVES ASIA FIRST GOLD IN 2015 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS Foilist Yuki OTA of Japan won the first gold for Asia in the 2015 World Fencing Championships recently held in Moscow Russia. OTA beat American Alexander MASSIALAS, 15-10, in an exciting finals between two non-European fencers. In the quarterfinals, OTA won convincingly against Chinese LEI Sheng, 15-9, and repeated the feat in the semifinals against another American Gerek MEINHARDT, also by 15-9 score
10.07.2015 2015 ASIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS IN SINGAPORE The Asian Championships took place from 25th to 30th June 2015 in Singapore. Cambodia participated for the first time in these Championships, given their significance for qualifications to the next Olympic Games in RIO. The number of participants broke all records (356 athletes, 81 teams from 27 countries, all weapons combined). This is very auspicious for the development of fencing in Asia.
03.06.2015 2015 SEA GAMES DRAWS MAXIMUM PARTICIPATION For the first time ever, the fencing competition in the 28th SEA Games being held in Singapore from June 2 to 7 saw the participation of fencers from 10 of the 11 Southeast Asian countries. This is the biggest ever fencing event in the biennial meet. Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam are fielding fencers who will compete in 12 events. Only Timor Leste has yet to form a fencing federation.
08.04.2015 MIXED TEAM DEBUTS IN WORLD J/C CHAMPIONSHIPS, ASIA DOMINATES Asia dominated the Mixed Cadet Team Event in the recent World J/C Fencing Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Korea lead through out its semi-final match against Russia while Team Japan had a more interesting bout against the Americans. The US had a comfortable 6-point lead after the first 3 bouts but the Japanese women saber fencer, Misaki Emura was able to narrow the lead down to 2 points after the fourth bout. Japanese men’s foil fencer, Takuma Ito then completely dominated Cadet Individual gold medalist Samuel Moelis finishing the fifth bout with a score of 20-24.
18.03.2015 JUNIORS & CADETS ASIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015, ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 1-9 MARCH 2015 The Juniors & Cadets Asian Championships 2015 took place from 1 to 9 March 2015 in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates. A true first for the United Arab Emirates and their very young federation, established in 2005. To date, 300 license holders regularly practice fencing, either within sports clubs, or within the federation's training centres.
11.4.2016 FCA ENTER JOINT AGREEMENT WITH PAFC The Fencing Confederation of Asia has entered into an agreement with the Pan American Fencing Confederation for a joint collaboration for the mutual development of fencing in their respective continents. The Agreement was signed in Wuxi China by FCA president Celso Dayrit and PAFC president Vitaly Logvin.
4.4.2016 33 ASIAN FENCERS MADE THE FIRST CUT TO RIO A total of 33 fencers from Asia has qualified to participate in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games following the qualification standards of the Federation Internationale D'Escrime. These 33 fencers represent 6 counties led by Korea with 14, followed by China with 11, four from Japan, two from Iran and one each from Hong Kong and Lebanon. Korea qualified a team for Men's Epee, Women's Epee and Saber, while China has a team in Men's Foil and Women's Epee.
29.2.2016 P OBSERVATION TEST RESULTS RELEASED The results of the P Observation Tests held in Dammam in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (February 20 and 21) and in Manama in the Kingdom of Bahrain (February 25 and 26) has officially been released by the FIE.
25.1.2016 ATHLETES' TRAINING CAMP TO BE ORGANIZED IN DAMMAM AND MANAMA The FCA is pleased to inform the member federations of FCA that a Training Camp for Asian fencers will be organized in conjunction with the upcoming Asian Juniors and Cadet Fencing Championships to be held in Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on February 20 to 24, 2016 and in Manama Kingdom of Bahrain on February 25 to 29, 2016.
24.12.2015 2016 ASIAN REFEREE'S SEMINAR AND EXAMINATION SCHEDULED The FIE and FCA in cooperation with the Saudi Arabian Fencing Federation has the pleasure to invite interested participants for the 2016 Asian Referee's Seminar and examination be held in Dammam, KSA from February 17 to 19, 2016.
27.11.2015 P OBSERVATION TESTS FOR ASIA SCHEDULED IN 2016 The FIE has scheduled a P-Observation Tests for referees to be conducted in conjunction with the 2016 Asian Juniors and Cadet Fencing Championships to be held in Dammam, KSA and Manama, Bahrain.
27.11.2015 2016 AJCFC SCHEDULE FINALIZED The schedule of the 2016 Asian Junior and Cadet Fencing Championships to be held in Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Manama, Bahrain has been finalized. 8 events from the boy's cadet and juniors will be played in Dammam, KSA and will be followed by the girl's event and the remaining two events from the boy's in Manama, Bahrain which is only 1 hour travel by land from KSA. Please see detailed schedule.
12.09.2015 KOREA WINS OVERALL AU23 CHAMPIONSHIPS Team Korea maintained its dominant position in the Asian Under 23 Fencing Championships as it won the overall honors at the 2015 edition held in Mongolia. Korea garnered a total of 6 gold medals, 6 silvers and 6 bronzes.
07.09.2015 FCA MEDICAL COMMISSION MEMBERS APPROVED The FCA Medical Commission now has a complete set of members, as the FCA General Assembly accepted the four nominees received. The four new members are: Khayrulia KHASHIMOV (Uzbekistan), Davood Reza SHAFAAT (Iran), Ivy LIM (Singapore) who are all Medical Doctors, and Norihito ANDO ( Japan) who is a physical therapist.
07.09.2015 2017 FCA EVENTS HOSTS APPROVED During the FCA General Assembly held in Mongolia on September 7, 2015, the body approved the Bids of the Thailand Fencing Federation and the Hong Kong Amateur Fencing Association to organize the 2017 AJCFC and the 2017 AFC, respectively.
07.09.2015 AUSTRALIA SITE OF 2016 ASIAN MASTERS The second Asian Masters Fencing Championahips in 2016 will be held in Perth, Australia. This decision was approved during the FCA General Assembly held recently in Mongolia on September 7, 2015.
31.08.2015 FIRST ASIAN MASTERS A BIG SUCCESS The first Asian Masters Fencing Championships held in Manila from August 28 to 30, 2015 was a resounding success. Around 90 fencers representing 9 countries participated in the first ever fencing competition for veteran fencers in Asia and the Oceania.
23.08.2015 FIE PRESIDENT CONGRATULATES 1ST ASIAN MASTERS In his letter to FCA President Celso Dayrit, FIE President Alisher Usmanov wrote: Dear Mr. President, I welcome your initiative to organize the first Asian Championships for Veterans. This is a significant step to make our sport more universal and popular.
01.08.2015 FCA SUPPORTS NEPAL FENCING In reaction to the devastating earthquake that struck the whole country of Nepal a few months ago, the FCA Executive Committee recently approved a donation amounting to US$10,000 to the Nepal Fencing Federation.
12.03.2015 2016 OLYMPIC QUALIFIERS FOR ASIA SCHEDULED April 11 and 12, 2016 has been decided as the dates of the Olympic Qualifiers for Asia. This decision was arrived at by the FIE Executive Committee in it's meeting in Lausanne last month, as it approved the official FIE calendar for 2015-2016. The 2016 Olympic Qualifiers will be held in China with the city of WUXI as the most likely venue.
11.10.2014 FCA WOMENâ€™S COUNCIL FORMED As approved during the FCA General Assembly held in Manila on October 11, 2014, the FCA Womenâ€™s Council was formally formed. Chaired by OFC President HELEN SMITH.
11.10.2014 FCA VETERAN'S COUNCIL FORMED As approved during the FCA General Assembly held in Manila on October 11, 2014, the FCA Veterans Council was formally formed. Chaired by FRANCIS KWONG of Singapore.
10.10.2014 COMPETITION MANAGEMENT SEMINAR A GREAT SUCCESS The first ever Competition Management Seminar was held in Manila from October 8 to 10, 2014. A total of 28 participants representing 21 federations attended the seminar aimed at enhancing the skills of various federation officials in organizing and managing fencing competitions.
07.07.2014 FCA ATHLETES COMMISSION ELECTED The FCA Athletes Commission has finally completed its memberships after the elections conducted during the recently concluded Asian Fencing Championships held in Suwon Korea. Elected members are: LEI SHENG (China) for Menâ€™s foil; ALI YAGHOUBIAN (Iran) for Menâ€™s Epee; KIM JUNG HWAN (Korea) for Menâ€™s Saber; and YUNUSBAYEVA JAMILYA (Kazakhstan) for Womenâ€™s Epee. Japanese YUKI OTA chairs the FCA Athletes Commission.
27.11.2015 WUXI TO HOST WORLD FENCING CHAMPIONSHIPS IN 2018 Wuxi has been awarded the rights to host the World Fencing Championships in 2018, the International Fencing Federation (FIE) has announced. The Chinese city saw off Japanese rival Fukuoka by 69 votes to 47 at the governing body's congress in Guangzhou, China, where 122 Member Federations were present in total.
27.11.2015 KUWAIT FENCING FEDERATION SUSPENDED At the recently held FIE Congress in Guangzhou China, the Federation Internationale D'Escrime announced the suspension of the Kuwait Fencing Federation with immediate effect. The suspension was in compliance with the recent decision of the International Olympic Committee to suspend the Kuwait Olympic Committee from the Olympic Movement, following findings of intervention by the the Kuwait government in the authority of the KOC as provided for by the Olympic Charter.
26.11.2014 FIE ANNOUNCES HOSTS OF FUTURE MAJOR EVENTS The International Fencing Federation (FIE) has announced the hosts of a number of its flagship events over the next couple of years during its annual Congress in Rome, Italy.
25.02.2014 FIE REVEALS DATES FOR NEW FENCING GRAND PRIX SERIES February 18 - The International Fencing Federation (FIE) has revealed the nine dates on which competition will take place as part of its inaugural Grand Prix (FGP) Series in the 2014-2015 season.