01.Oct.2017 BAHRAIN JUNIOR WORLDCUP A SUCCESS The second Junior Epee World Cup in Bahrain held at the AlKhalifa Sports City in Manama City was successfully with more participating athletes and countries. A total of 105 fencers (66 men and 39 women) representing 26 countries from Asia, Africa and Europe competed in the Men's and Women's Individual events.
29.Sept.2017 BAHRAIN ITALIAN ACADEMY LAUNCHED The initiative to formalise the cooperation of the Bahrain Fencing Federation and the Italian Fencing Federation finally came to fruition with the launching of the BAHRAIN ITALIAN FENCING ACADEMY in the the Bahraini capital city of Manama. The launch was officiated by Mr. GIORGIO SCARSO representing the IFF and Sheikh Ebrahim Al-Khalifa representing the BFF.
21.Sept.2017 IRAN WINS TEHRAN FIE JUNIOR WC Tehran 2017 FIE Junior World Cup being held in 16-17 of September has drawn 63 fencers from 14 countries, 8 teams from Europe and 6 teams from Asia.
10.Sept.2017 DAYRIT WINS HISTORIC MEDAL As the first incumbent Confederation president winning a medal in an international fencing competition, FCA President Celso Dayrit made history at the 3rd Asian Veterans Fencing Championships held in Bangkok Thailand from September 9 to 12, 2017.
09.Sept.2017 3rd ASIAN VETERANS CHAMPIONSHIPS BIGGEST EVER The 3rd edition of the Asian Veterans Fencing Championships being held in Bangkok Thailand from September 9 to 12, 2017 has drawn the biggest participation ever, with more than 300 entries coming from 15 countries in Asia and Oceania.
09.Sept.2017 ASIA AND OCEANIA CELEBRATE WORLD FENCING DAY Representing the more than two thirds of the world's population, Asia and Oceania together celebrated World Fencing Day. Officials of the fencing federations in the two continents led by Fencing Confederation of Asia president CELSO DAYRIT and Oceania Fencing Confederation president HELEN SMITH jointly celebrated this auspicious day in Bangkok on September 9, 2017.
07.Sept.2017 3rd ASIAN REFEREES EXAM The 3rd Asian C Referees seminar and exam got underway in Bangkok Thailand with a total of 29 participants coming from 14 countries in Asia and Oceania. Of the total participants, 21 were men and 8 women, showing the growing number of women referees in the continent.
21.Aug.2017 29th SEA GAMES OPENS IN KUALA LUMPUR The 29th edition of the Southeast Asian Games opens in Kuala Lumpur the capital city of Malaysia. Fencing competitions were first included in 1987 in Jakarta with only 3 out of the eleven member countries participating in the sport. This year’s fencing competitions in the biennial games includes fencers from nine countries namely: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Only Laos and Timor Leste have not sent competitors in the SEA Games.
20.Aug.2017 SEAFF ELECTS NEW OFFICERS In the meeting held in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia on August 20, 2017, the nine member countries of the Southeast Asian Fencing Federation elected its new set of officers for the term 2017 to 2019. Elected SEAFF President in RICHARD GOMEZ who is the current president of the Philippine Fencing Association. The Vice President is HOANG QUAC VINH who is the Chairman of the Elite Sports of the Vietnam General Sports Administration. The Philippines and Vietnam are expected to host the SEA Games in 2019 and 2021, respectively.
17.Aug.2017 12 EVENTS IN 2018 ASIAN GAMES After a long and tedious struggle to convince the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) and the Indonesian Asian Games Organizing Committee (INASGOC) to reconsider their initial plans of reducing to only 10 fencing events in the 2018 Asian Games, the decision to restore the complete 12 fencing events in the next quadrennial continental games was finally arrived at. This welcome news was relayed to FCA President Celso Dayrit by no less than Mr. Haider Farman who is the OCA Sports Director.
04.Aug.2017 FCA NOW ON FACEBOOK The Fencing Confederation of Asia has opened a new Facebook page to give all fencers in Asia the opportunity to post and share their fencing pictures and stories to others. This form of social media allows everyone to follow the exploits, the achievements, and the experiences of their fellow fencers from all over the world.
30.Jul.2017 ANDREW IUS PASSES AWAY On behalf of the Fencing Confederation of Asia, we would like to express our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mr. ANDREW IUS who passed away on July 25, 2017.
27.Jul.2017 JAPAN'S MINOBE ELECTED TO THE FIE ATHLETES COMMISSION Japan’s five-time Asian Championships Epee medalist MINOBE KAZUYASU has been elected to the FIE Athletes Commission in the elections held during the World Fencing Championships in Leipzig Germany of July 19 to 26, 2017. A total of 571 athletes voted in the electoral exercise where six candidates were elected.
26.Jul.2017 ASIA'S BIG 3 SHINE IN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS At the conclusion of the World Fencing Championships held at the Arena in Leipzig Germany, the three strongest fencing federations in Asia emerged victorious, bringing home a combined total of one Gold medal, four silvers, and one bronze.
08.Jul.2017 ENCOURAGING START FOR THE FIRST CIRCUIT COMPETITION IN ASIA The first competition in the newly launched Asian Cadet Circuit was held in Pasig City Philippines with a total of 85 participants from 8 countries from Asia and Oceania. It was a good start with a respectable number of participating fencers and federations, in a new ranking competition organized by the Fencing Confederation of Asia. The ACC is the second such program in the world following the concept introduced in Europe long before. Nine circuit competitions are scheduled to be held in 2017, with three competitions each for the three weapons, both for Boys and Girls.
30.Jun.2017 GOOD NEWS FROM THE IOC FOR ASIA After winning the 2016 IOC Women and Sports Trophy for Asia, FCA Administrative Manager, Maria Leonor "Marilee" Estampador has been appointed by no less than IOC President, Thomas Bach to the IOC Communications Commission.
26.Jun.2017 All WOMEN COACHING COURSE IN ASIA UNDERWAY Romanian fencing coach and FIE foil expert Petru Kuki is in Manila to conduct the The All Women Coaching Course in foil. The two-week course is a product of the grant provided by the International Olympic Committee to Fencing Confederation of Asia Administrative Manager, Marilee Estampador after she won the IOC Women and Sports trophy for Asia in 2016.
20.Jun.2017 KOREA CONTINUES DOMINANCE OF AFC Team Korea continues its domination of fencing in Asia as it led the medal table in the just concluded Blue Cross Insurance 2017 Asian Fencing Championships held in Hong Kong from June 15 to 20. Korea garnered a total of 7 gold medals with 6 silvers and 5 bronzes. China is second overall with a 4-1-6 slate, while Kazakhstan won a solitary gold medal courtesy of Ruslan Kurbanov in Men’s Epee Individual event.
28.May.2017 BHAVANI DEVI WINS GOLD IN ICELAND C. A. Bhavani Devi won the sabre gold in the Tournoi Satellite International fencing tournament in Reykjavik, Iceland on Saturday. Bhavani defeated Sarah Jane-Hampson of Great Britain 15-13 in the final.
26.May.2017 FIE ATHLETES COMMISSION ELECTIONS Five Asian fencers are entered as candidates in the upcoming Elections of the FIE Athletes’ Commission which will take place during the World Fencing Championships in Leipzig Germany on July 19 to 27, 2017.
07.Sept.2017 INSCRIPTION OF ENTRIES TO BE DONE ONLINE Following the successful experience with the Asian Cadet Circuit, the FCA Executive Board in its meeting in Bangkok on September 7, 2017 has decided to implement online inscription for participation to FCA competitions. This means that entries of fencers to participate in competitions will now be done thru the FCA website. Such competitions include the Asian Juniors and Cadet Fencing Championships (AJCFC) - cadets only, the Asian Under 23 Fencing Championships (AU23), and the Asian Veterans Fencing Championships (AVFC).
07.Sept.2017 REVISED GUIDELINES FOR ASIAN CADET CIRCUITS APPROVED The revised guidelines for the implementation of the Asian Cadet Circuit were approved by the FCA Executive Board in its meeting in Bangkok on September 7, 2017. To take effect immediately are the following changes in the guidelines:
07.Sept.2017 4th ASIAN C REFEREES SEMINAR AND EXAM IN DUBAI In order to accommodate more interested referees to acquire the necessary license to officiate in competitions, the FCA Executive Board decided to schedule another seminar and exam for referees before the end of the current year. To be held in Dubai UAE, this fourth such seminar/exam in Asia will be scheduled for December 14 to 17, 2017.
08.Sept.2017 FCA EXECUTIVE BOARD and GENERAL ASSEMBLY The 37th meeting of the FCA Executive Board and the FCA General Assembly were held in Bangkok Thailand on September 7 and 8, 2017 respectively. FCA President Celso Dayrit presided over the meeting which was also attended by Oceania Fencing Confederation president Helen Smith and FIE Vice President Wang Wei, who represented FIE president Alisher Usmanov.
08.Sept.2017 HOSTS OF FCA COMPETITIONS IN 2019 AND 2020 During the FCA General Assembly held in Bangkok Thailand on September 8, 2017, the host countries for the FCA competitions to be done in 2019 and 2020 were decided. These are the following
22.Aug.2017 FCA BOARD ACCEPTS NEW MEMBERS In a decision arrived at by the FCA Executive Board, three new members were accepted into the governing body of the Fencing Confederation of Asia.
Mr. KIM HI YONG of Korea was admitted back as FCA Vice President in lieu of Saleh Al-Heimeidi (QAT) who begged off following his resignation from the Qatar Fencing Federation. Mr. KIM served as FCA VP from 2013 to 2016 by virtue of Korea being the host of the 2014 Asian Games.
24.Jun.2017 ASIAN CADET CIRCUIT UPDATES In order to maximize the exposures of our cadet fencers participating in the Asian Cadet Circuit competitions, some adjustments/changes have to be made:
20.Jun.2017 VIETNAM ASIAN U23 CHANGED DATES The 6th edition of the Asian Under 23 Fencing Championships to be held in Vietnam is now moved to October 26 to 31, 2017. The competition venue will be the Hanoi Indoor Games Gymnasium in the capital city Hanoi. Team Managers' meeting will be on October 25 at 17:00 hours. Fencers from Asia and Oceania who are born from 1994 or later are eligible to participate in this year's AU23.
17.Jun.2017 NEW FCA ATHLETES' COMMISSION FORMED The new FCA Athletes' Commission which will serve for the term 2017 to 2021 was formally approved after the Special FCA Board meeting on June 17, 2017. The Commission is now composed of the following:
29.May.2017 CADET CIRCUIT SYSTEM ALREADY ACTIVATED Finally, the software for the Asian Cadet Circuit has been activated and can be viewed from the FCA website. This software, which is similar to the one being used by the European Fencing Confederation, was designed by the Software technology developer FENCING TIME INC.
29.May.2017 2017 ASIAN REFEREES SEMINAR AND EXAM EXPANDED The 3rd Asian C License Referees seminar and exam scheduled for September 5 - 7, 2017 in Bangkok Thailand will take a new twist, as this year's event will include a practical exam which will be conducted during the Asian Veterans competitions.
11.Sept.2017 WORLD FENCING DAY CELEBRATES FENCING, SOLIDARITY FOR ALL LAUSANNE, Switzerland, September 11, 2017 - Around the globe, it was a day to celebrate the sport of fencing. World Fencing Day, on Saturday, September 9, featured a theme of Solidarity and brought Olympians together with those holding a sword for the first time, fencing clubs took to the streets to demonstrate dueling for wide-eyed children, and aspiring young fencers shared hopes and dreams with masters of the piste. The Solidarity theme gives a common purpose to everyone celebrating fencing, and strives to make it available to anyone, anywhere.
10.Aug.2017 WORLD FENCING DAY World Fencing Day, September 9, 2017, is approaching quickly, and the FIE would like to ensure all of its member federations and confederations around the globe are excited about the day and ready to participate fully in the event.
10.Jun.2017 FENCING RECEIVES TWO ADDITIONAL TEAM EVENTS AT THE OLYMPIC GAMES LAUSANNE, Switzerland, June 9, 2017 - The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today granted the request of the International Fencing Federation (FIE) for two additional team events at the Olympic Games. Therefore, at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, fencing competition will comprise six individual and six team events.
27.Nov.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.