23.Apr.2017 "FENCING TIME" TO DEVELOP SOFTWARE FOR FCA In coordination with the International Fencing Federation, the FCA has commissioned the Software technology developer Fencing Time Inc. to develop the software necessary for the operations of the upcoming Asian Cadet Circuit. The software will enable the FCA to accept and monitor the payment of license fees from participating federations, the presentation of results of all cadet circuit competitions, and the tabulation of the fencers' ranking.
18.Apr.2017 FOIL IS ASIA'S BEST WEAPON IN 2017 WJC Foil proved to be the best weapon events for Asia at the recently concluded World Juniors and Cadet Fencing Championships held in Plovdiv Bulgaria held from April 1 to 10, 2017.
01.Apr.2017 KOREA'S JUNGHWAN KIM, RUSSIA'S YANA EGORIAN EARN GOLD MEDALS AT THE 2017 SK TELECOM SEOUL FENCING GRAND PRIX SEOUL, Korea, April 1 - More than 200 elite international sabre fencers competed this weekend in the Republic of Korea at the 2017 SK Telecom Seoul Fencing Grand Prix, with athletes from Korea and Russia taking home gold medals. For Rio 2016 Olympic bronze medallist Junghwan Kim (KOR), this was a fourth Grand Prix gold medal, while for Rio 2016 Olympic gold medallist Yana Egorian (RUS), this was her third Grand Prix title.
26.Mar.2017 2017 CHINA FENCING CLUB LEAGUE LAUNCHED IN KUNSHAN The all-new 2017 China Fencing Club League officially launched this weekend and the first event had been staged in the International Conference and Exhibition Center in the city of Kunshan, Jiangsu Province. Almost 3,000 fencers of all the 3 weapons competed together on 101 pistes, officiated by 130 referees, making a heroic moment in the Chinese Fencing history unprecedentedly.
05.Mar.2017 THREE COUNTRIES SHINE IN 2017 AJCFC Korea, Hong Kong, and Japan led other countries in the medal table of the 2017 Asian Juniors and Cadets Fencing Championships held in Korat Thailand from February 24 to March 5. Japan, Korea and Hong Kong finished with an identical record of 7 gold medals each. Japan however, edged out the other two countries by winning 9 silver medals as against 5 for Korea and 3 for Hong Kong. On the overall therefore, Japan had a record win of 7-9-8 Gold-Silver-Bronze medal tally, while Korea had 7-5-8 and Hong Kong with 7-3-11.
04.Mar.2017 PREPARATIONS FOR 2018 ASIAN GAMES STARTS In the meeting of the sports Technical Delegates for the 2018 Asian Games was held in Jakarta Indonesia on March 4, 2018, the Indonesia Asian Games Organizing Committee announced the most number of sports that the quadrennial games ever had. 42 different sports with around 500 events are included in the programme of the 18th Asian Games which will be declared open on August 18, 2018.
21.Feb.2017 FIE REFEREES EXAM FULLY BOOKED The scheduled FIE referees seminar and exam as well as the P Observation test held in Korat Thailand exceeded the maximum number of participants normally allowed. FIE Referees Commission President Mohammed ElMotawkel and Irina Knysch who conducted the six day event graciously accepted all the interested candidates coming from federations in Asia and Oceania.
14.Feb.2017 2ND NEPAL NATIONAL FENCING CHAMPIONSHIP (7TH NATIONAL GAMES) 2nd National Fencing Championship was successfully held in Kathmandu, Nepal on December 28-30, 2016 under the 7th National Games. The chmapionship was organized by the Nepal Fencing Association collabaration with the National Sports Council.
18.Dec.2016 GENERAL ALMASSI PASSES AWAY General HOUSHMAND ALMASSI who introduced the sport of Fencing to Iran has passed away. General Almassi devoted his life to fencing by promoting it in Iran as he founded the Iranian Fencing Federation.
28.Nov.2016 MORE ASIANS ELECTED IN THE FIE There are now more Asians involved in the International Fencing Federation. At the recently held FIE Congress in Moscow on November 27, 2016, Wang Wei from China topped the votes of the 15 FIE Comex members elected which included Yuki Ota of Japan and Oleg Peskov of Kazakhstan. FCA President Celso Dayrit is already an automatic Comex member being the confederation president.
27.Nov.2016 FOUR ASIAN LEADERS IN FIE COMEX The Elective Congress of the FIE held in Moscow Russia on November 27, 2016 showed Asia prominently after 3 out of the 15 elected for the FIE Executive Committee come from Asia. WANG WEI (China) topped all the candidates with 93 votes. YUKI OTA (japan) placed a strong seventh place with 67 votes, while OLEG PESKOV (Kazakhstan) was at 14 place with 53 votes.
16.Nov.2016 IOC AWARDS ASIAN WOMAN Filipina fencing official Maria Leonor “Marilee” Estampador was recently given the Continental Award for Asia in the International Olympic Committee Women and Sports Awards, in Lausanne, Switzerland.
07.Nov.2016 BIG HONOR FOR IRAN SABRE TEAM The Islamic Republic of Iran claimed its first gold medal at the FIE Dakar Sabre World Cup held on the 6th of November 2016. The 2 Olympians, Mojtaba Abedini and Ali Pakdaman together with Mohammad Rahbari and Farzad Baher, all under the supervision of Peyman Fakhri, their young and famous coach, were combined to achieve an unforgettable result for Iran in the history of fencing.
31.Oct.2016 KOREA WINS OVERALL HONORS IN AU23 For the third year in a row, Korea emerged as the overall champion in the 2016 Asian Under 23 Fencing Championships held recently in Tokyo. For this feat, Korea earned to own the AU23 Championship Cup, after gaining control of the 2014 AU23 in Kuwait and the 2015 AU23 in Mongolia.
25.Oct.2016 5TH ASIAN UNDER 23 CHAMPIONSHIPS DRAWS BIG TURNOUT The fifth edition of the Asian Under 23 Fencing Championships got underway in Tokyo Japan with a record field of 237 fencers with 50 teams representing 25 countries around Asia and Oceania.
23.Oct.2016 2ND ASIAN REFEREES C LICENSE EXAM HELD IN TOKYO The second Asian Referees C License Exam was held in Tokyo Japan from October 20 to 23, 2016. This follows the first such exam in Asia which was held in Dammam Saudi Arabia in February 2016.
24.Apr.2017 WOMEN'S COACHING COURSE IN ASIA/OCEANIA As a reward for being named part of the "Women and Sports" awardee for 2016 by the International Olympic Committee, MA. LEONOR "Marilee" ESTAMPADOR (Philippines) was given a grant to undertake a project of her choice. Her decision is to coordinate with FIE and FCA to conduct a course for the development of women fencing coaches in Asia and Oceania.
03.Apr.2017 2017 SCHEDULE OF FCA MEETINGS FINALIZED As agreed upon in the meeting in Tokyo last year, the annual FCA meetings for 2017 will be held in Bangkok Thailand in the month of September coinciding with the Asian Veterans Fencing Championships. The following schedules have therefore been finalized as follows:
03.Apr.2017 ASIAN C-LICENSE REFEREES SEMINAR/EXAM SCHEDULED Following the recent decision of the FIE Executive Committee adopting the proposal for the Confederations to pre-qualify and pre-train referees who will be accepted to take the FIE Referees seminar and exam, all candidates must possess a C License given by the FCA.
03.Apr.2017 FCA ATHLETES COMMISSION ELECTIONS SCHEDULED The FIE mandates all confederations to form their respective Athletes Commission following the initiatives of the FIE and the IOC. In compliance, the FCA Athletes Commission was organized in 2014 and is now due for elections this year, and thus will be scheduled during the AFC in Hong Kong this coming June.
24.Mar.2017 ASIAN MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS ADOPTS "VETERANS" TITLE The FCA Executive Board has recently approved to adopt the new competition title of "Asian Veterans Fencing Championships" in lieu of "Asian Masters". This move is to align our competition to the FIE World Veterans Championships and the European Veterans Championships.
24.Mar.2017 HOSTING BIDS TO BE DECIDED SOONER The FCA Executive Board has recently decided that bids for hosting FCA competitions in Asia will be open at least three years ahead (than two years in advance as what has been practiced in the past). As such, competitions for 2019 and 2020 will be open for bids by interested Asian federations and decided in the FCA General Assembly to be held in Bangkok in September 2017.
24.Mar.2017 FOUR MORE ASIANS IN THE FIE STRUCTURE The International Fencing Federation has elected four more distinguished individuals to be part of the FIE structure for the term 2017-2020. This increased the number of Asians serving in various posts in the world governing body for the sport of fencing to 27 individuals, the most number of Asians ever to be honored.
07.Mar.2017 THAILAND TO HOST THE 2018 AFC The FCA Executive Board recently approved to grant the AMATEUR FENCING ASSOCIATION OF THAILAND the right to host the 2018 Asian Fencing Championships in Bangkok. The move was in response to an earlier information that the Chinese Fencing Association will not be able to continue with the hosting rights granted to them previously.
07.Mar.2017 WANG WEI IS NEW MEMBER OF FCA BOARD Upon receipt of an advice from the Chinese Fencing Federation that Mr. CAI JAIDONG will not be able to continue his involvement with the Fencing Confederation of Asia, the FCA Executive Board recently approved to replace Mr. Cai with Mr. WANG WEI as the FCA Director for East Asia and a member of the FCA Executive Board.
24.Feb.2017 2017 AJCFC BIGGEST EVER The Asian Juniors and Cadet Fencing Championships currently being held in Thailand recorded the biggest ever number of participants. The Organizers reported a combined number of athletes and officials in both the cadet and juniors categories of more than 800, much bigger than the participants of previous championships of no more than 550. These number of participants represent 29 federations from Asia and Oceania.
25.Dec.2016 VIETNAM TO HOST 2017 ASIAN UNDER 23 The Vietnamese capital of Hanoi will be the venue for the 6th edition of the Asian Under 23 Fencing Championships. The Vietnamese Fencing Federation officially submitted its intention to host an FCA event for the first time in this Southeast Asian country.
24.Oct.2016 HOSTS FOR 2017 AND 2018 COMPETITIONS APPROVED Following the FCA General Assembly's approval in 2015 for Thailand to host the 2017 Asian Juniors and Cadet Fencing Championships, and for Hong Kong to host the 2017 Asian Fencing Championships (seniors), the FCA General Assembly in its meeting in Tokyo in October 24, 2016 also approved the following host cities.
24.Oct.2016 INCREASED ENTRIES ALLOWED FOR HOST FEDERATIONS In an attempt to encourage federations to host competitions in Asia for young fencers, the FCA General Assembly approved the proposal to allow federations hosting the Asian Under 23 Fencing Championships and the Asian Juniors and Cadet Fencing Championships to enter more fencers in individual events.
24.Oct.2016 NEW FCA COMMISSION MEMBERS AND CHAIRMEN NAMED The various Commissions in the FCA had also been re-constituted following the elections of the Fencing Confederation of Asia during its General Assembly held in Tokyo Japan on October 24, 2016.
24.Oct.2016 FCA ELECTS NEW EXECUTIVE BOARD The General Assembly of the Fencing Confederation of Asia held its elections in Tokyo Japan on October 24, 2016. The elections in Asia are held every four years following the Olympic and the FIE quadrennial cycle.
10.Apr.2017 RUSSIA WINS OVERALL GOLD AND TOTAL MEDAL COUNT FOR TEEN FENCING IN PLOVDIV, BULGARIA. PLOVDIV, Bulgaria - Ten days of spirited competition among enthusiastic teen fencers from all corners of the globe came to a close today in Plovdiv, Bulgaria at the 2017 Junior and Cadet World Fencing Championships. In all, nineteen events took place throughout the Championships, including individual and team tournaments for cadet and junior men and women in foil, sabre, and epee.
26.Mar.2017 KOREA'S JINSUNG JUNG, ITALY'S ROSSELLA FIAMINGO TAKE COLD AT THE BUDAPEST WESTEND EPEE GRAND PRIX BUDAPEST, Hungary, March 26-International epee fencers competed in Budapest this weekend, from March 24-26, at the Westend Epee Grand Prix, attracting nearly 500 top-ranked athletes from around the globe. Korean Jinsung Jung and Italian Rossella Fiamingo took gold in the prestigious men's and women's events, held in the famed MOM Sport Hall. Multiple world and Olympic champions competed in the two competitions, with finals held Sunday evening.
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.
27.Nov.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.