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.
22.06.2015 SOUTH-EAST ASIAN GAMES IN SINGAPORE FROM 5TH TO 16TH JUNE 2015 The South-East Asian Games (SEA Games) were held in Singapore from 5th to 16th June 2015. As part of these games, the fencing competition was organised from 3rd to 7th June. Ten countries of the eleven possible for this event participated in the events with Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar who were participating for the first time.
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.
03.06.2015 SEAFF ELECTS NEW OFFICERS The 10 member countries of the Southeast Asian Fencing Federation held their meeting in Singapore on June 2, 2015, in conjunction with the 28th SEA Games. A new set of officers was elected with Madam Rusni Abu HASAN of Malaysia being named president, as Malaysia will be the next host of the SEA Games in 2017.
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.
26.03.2015 REFEREES EXAM IN ABU DHABI A GREAT SUCCESS The FIE Referees Exam held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirate on February 25 to 27, 2015 was a great success as most of the candidates secured their FIE license as new accredited referees.
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.
22.11.2014 3 ASIAN REFEREES AMONG WORLD'S BEST Three referees from Asia have been included among a list of 24 elite referees selected as among the world's best in 2014. They are: SUH Sangwon (Korea) for Foil, Alaa FALLAH (Iraq) for Epee, and JIANG Yefei (China) for Saber.
22.11.2014 3 ASIANS ADDED TO FIE HALL OF FAME During the FIE Congress held in Rome in November 21, 2014, 3 prominent sports leaders in Asia have been enshrined in the FIE Hall of Fame. They are CELSO DAYRIT (Philippines), ALI YOUSSEF HUSSEIN (Kuwait), and XIAO TIAN (China). These three men are among the previously selected Members of Honour of the FIE, who the FIE Executive Committee decided to automatically elevate to the Hall Of Fame, without need for nomination.
04.10.2014 17th ASIAN FENCING GAMES IN GOYANG IN KOREA The 17th Asian Fencing Games ran from 20th to 25th September 2014 in Goyang, Korea. 270 fencers in all weapons combined were represented, (with 99 female fencers and 171 male fencers) 27 Asian countries crossed swords during this event, a new record for the Asian games.
04.09.2014 TEAM ASIA-OCEANIA 1 WINS MIXED TEAM IN NANJING 2014 YOG After garnering only a total of 3 medals in the 1st YOG in Singapore courtesy of Korea (2) and China (1), Asia gave a far better performance at the recently concluded 2014 Youth Olympic Games held in Nanjing.
14.07.2014 KOREA DOMINATES AFC The Korean Fencing team dominated the Asian Fencing Championships anew with a 9 gold medal haul. This is the nth time that Korea has out-matched the other participating teams in the official zonal seniors fencing championships organized by the Fencing Confederation of Asia and sanctioned by the Federation Internationale D'Escrime.
10.06.2014 MONUMENT In HONOR OF A FENCER Probably the biggest monument built in the world, honoring a fencer (as a sportsman) was constructed in the Philippines. The 30 foot monument of DR. JOSE RIZAL which depicts him as an athlete wearing a fencing uniform and holding a fencing sword, was unveiled during the National Schools Games held in the province of Laguna (south of Manila).
28.04.2014 EAST ASIAN COUNTRIES BRING SHARE GLORY IN PLOVDIV China, Japan and Korea shared in bringing honors for Asia in the recently concluded World Juniors and Cadet Fencing Championships held in Plovdiv Bulgaria. These three countries which all belong to East Asia have been consistently performing well in major FIE competitions, giving Asia its place in the medal standing.
20.03.2014 2014 J/C ASIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS IN AMMAN, JORDAN The 2014 J/C Asian Championships were held from March 8 to 17 2014 in Amman, Jordan. It was the first time that the points of individual junior competitions were included in the FIE ranking. 29 countries and 502 athletes participated, all weapons included. This participation is important because Jordan is west of Asia, geographically, and the countries of East and Southeast Asia are further than some European countries. Despite the distance, there were many participants at the 2014 Juniors & Cadets Asian Championships in Amman, which shows that fencing has been developed on the Asian continent.
28.01.2014 BIGGEST SEAFF COMPETITION HELD IN MALAYSIA From January 17 to 27, 2014 Malaysia played host to the biggest SEAFF Championships ever held. More than 400 fencers from Southeast Asia gathered in Putrajaya in the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, representing Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
22.01.2014 FIE RULES IN PERSIAN The 2014 FIE Technical Rules has been translated into the Persian language and recently released in Iran. The Persian version of the fencing rules contain the new changes approved during the FIE Congress held in Paris on December 2013.
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.
01.06.2015 FCA MEDICAL COMMISSION CALLS FOR NOMINEES Following the recent approval of the FCA Executive Committee to form the FCA MEDICAL COMMISSION, member federations in Asia and Oceania are now asked to nominate possible candidates for membership.
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.
24.10.2014 KOREA WINS AU23 CHAMPIONSHIPS CUP Team Korea which participated in the recently concluded Asian Under 23 Fencing Championships held in Manila from October 10 to 15, 2014 won the SHIEKH AHMAD AL-FAHAD AL-SABAH CUP.
24.10.2014 BIG TURNOUT IN THE 2014 AU23 CHAMPIONSHIPS The popularity of the Asian Under 23 Fencing Championships continues to improve as the 3rd edition held in Manila from October 10-15, 2014 registered the participation of 32 federations from Asia and Oceania to a total of around 320 participating athletes and officials.
11.10.2014 HOSTS OF 2016 FCA EVENTS AWARDED During the FCA General Assembly meeting held in Manila on October 10, 2014 the hosts of the FCA competitions for 2016 have been decided and awarded.
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.
11.10.2014 FIRST ASIAN VETERANS CHAMPIONSHIPSHIPS As approved during the FCA General Assembly held in Manila on October 11, 2014, the first Asian Veterans Championships will be held in Manila in the year 2015.
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.
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.
26.11.2014 NEW RULES APPROVED IN CONGRESS During Rome FIE Congress which was held on the 21st of November 9 Iranian proposals were passed by unanimous vote. During the past few years the Iranian Fencing Federation, one of the Asian members, was highly active in amending and proposing new FIE rules directed by Abbasali Faryabi one of the FCA DTs.
10.06.2014 COACHING COURSE IN TASHKENT In continuation of its global plan for the development of fencing in the world, the Federation Internationale D'Escrime has organized another coaching course for Epee coaches in Asia to be held in Tashkent Uzbekistan from June 8 to 21, 2014.
16.12.2013 FIE REFEREEING SABRE SEMINAR IN PARIS The FIE Refereeing Commission established its project of international referees training from 2013 to 2016 to homogenize the level of international referees on the 5 continents. The aim is to clarify the definition of actions that are blurred for referees in order to enhance their refereeing level, which must be as objective as impartial.
01.06.2013 SPECIAL ENDOWEMENT FUND TO SUPPORT VETERAN FENCING CREATED Mr. Alisher Usmanov, FIE President, announced that a â€śSpecialized Endowment Fund to Support Veterans Fencingâ€ť has been created. The Fund is capitalized with USD 10 000 000, the amount allocated by the International Charity Fund For the Future of Fencing and donated by Mr. A. Usmanov, who has become the Fundâ€™s Trustee.