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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.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.
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.