01.7.2016 1ST NATIONAL FENCING CHAMPIONSHIPS IN NEPAL The Nepal Fencing Association has successfully organized the 1st National Fencing Championship in Kathmandu, Nepal last June 16-17, 2016. The opening ceremony of the Championship has been inaugurated by the Secretary General of Nepal Olympic Committee, Mr. Lama Tendi Sherpa.
22.6.2016 FIRST SAUDI ARABIAN FEMALE OLYMPIC FENCER NAMED Following the initiatives of the International Olympic Committee to ensure the participation of Saudi Arabian female athletes to play in the 2016 Rio Olympics, an agreement was reached whereby some female KSA athletes will be given exceptional accreditation to go to Rio.
02.6.2016 2nd SEA PACIFIC FENCING CHAMPIONSHIPS BIG SUCCESS The second edition of the SEA (Southeast Asia) Pacific Fencing Championships organised by the Philippine Fencing Association in Manila was a big success. Fencers from Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Macao, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines participated in the 24- event competition for juniors and cadets.
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.
13.6.2016 2nd ASIAN REFEREES SEMINAR/EXAM SCHEDULED The second Referees seminar and exam for Asia and Oceania will be held in Tokyo Japan on October 20 to 23, 2016. Participants who will past the exam will earn a C - License for referees. The seminar and exam will be conducted by Dr. EYAD MAGHAYREH and Mr. KIM CHANG GON, who are the Chairman of the FCA Referees Commission and Member of the FIE Referees Commission, respectively.
08.6.2016 INTERNATIONAL CHARITY FOUNDATION DONATES TO FCA The International Charity Foundation for FUTURE FOR FENCING has given the FCA a donation amounting to US$20,000 as part of their activity in helping the development of fencing in the world. While we did not ask for this donation, the Foundation made the offer to the FCA for the first time though it has helped some federations directly in the past.
25.5.2016 2017 FCA COMPETITION DATES FINALISED The two important zonal championships in Asia for the year 2017 has been finalised. The 2017 Asian Juniors and Cadet Fencing Championships to be held in Bangkok Thailand is scheduled for February 24 to March 5, 2017. It may be remembered that the Amateur Fencing Association of Thailand submitted a bid to host the 2016 AJCFC together with Saudi Arabia and Bahrain during the 2014 FCA General Assembly in Manila.
15.5.2016 2016 FCA GENERAL ASSEMBLY & ELECTIONS SCHEDULED The FCA Executive Committee has scheduled the 2016 FCA General Assembly and Elections for October 24, 2016 to be held in Tokyo Japan. The meeting will start at 9:00 in the morning with the annual meeting wherein reports of previous years activities will be presented and followed by the selection of the Hosts for 2018 competitions in Asia. After a short break, the elections of the FCA Executive Board will take place, after which there will be a one hour lunch break.
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.
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.