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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.