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Fecht Yeah 2019

June 14-16, 2019

Your favorite HEMA event with three days of classes and all-women's tournaments, all in view of the Hudson River? Sounds about right.

Fecht Yeah 2019: Magical Girls is going to be the best yet, with unique classes across disciplines and competitive women's tournaments in Longsword, Rapier, and Sword and Buckler. The three competitive tournaments are women only, and all genders are welcome to attend, take classes, and cheer on their friends! Watch this space for updated 2019 tournament rule sets.

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Kristin Reimer

Kristin Reimer

We've outgrown our previous venues, and this year all events will be held at the Mercy College Athletic Center in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., right off the Hudson River. We're excited about this change, and we hope to see you there! Mercy College, less than an hour north of NYC in Westchester County, is easily accessible from I-87 and I-287, and is right off the Hudson Metro-North line. We have a reserved hotel block at the Hilton Garden Inn for $153/night, check below for details.

Our Friday Night Adventure is in the works right now, we'll keep you updated!

And when you register you'll see an option to "Donate a Day" or "Donate a Tournament." We want to make Fecht Yeah available for as many as we can, and if you're able to, your donation will serve as a scholarship for another fighter who would not be able to attend otherwise.

We're excited to be hosting this, and we'll see you in June!

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Venue LOcation and EVent RegistratioN

Member discounts available. Email us at fechtyeah@roguefencing.com for yours!

Member discounts available. Email us at fechtyeah@roguefencing.com for yours!

Address
Mercy College
555 Broadway,
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522

Directions
From NYC by train
From westchester; NY area

Lodging
Stay in our hotel block
Hilton Garden Inn
201 Ogden Ave
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522

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Fecht Yeah 2019 Instructors

Katie Zold  Katie has practiced HEMA for four years and has studied multiple weapons including sword and buckler, poleaxe, dagger and, of course, longsword. At her home club of Laurel City Historical Fencing, she enjoys taking new students under her wing and sharing her passion for the art by helping as much as she can. In 2018 she placed third in Survivors (Tier B) Longsword for Fecht Yeah and third in cutting in 2017, though she will joke her crowning achievement in HEMA is showing up on the Crushes and Confessions page multiple times. HEMA turned Katie's life around and gave her a feeling of strength that she loves to share and introduce others to as often as possible.  Photo: Deena Sadek  Class: Once More....With Fuhlen!

Katie Zold

Katie has practiced HEMA for four years and has studied multiple weapons including sword and buckler, poleaxe, dagger and, of course, longsword. At her home club of Laurel City Historical Fencing, she enjoys taking new students under her wing and sharing her passion for the art by helping as much as she can. In 2018 she placed third in Survivors (Tier B) Longsword for Fecht Yeah and third in cutting in 2017, though she will joke her crowning achievement in HEMA is showing up on the Crushes and Confessions page multiple times. HEMA turned Katie's life around and gave her a feeling of strength that she loves to share and introduce others to as often as possible.

Photo: Deena Sadek

Class: Once More....With Fuhlen!

Kimberleigh Roseblade  Kimberleigh Roseblade discovered HEMA in the Spring of 2010 while living in Vancouver, BC. She became both an adult and youth instructor and coached a program known as SwordFit for five years. In 2015 she moved to Muskoka, Ontario where she started a weekly HEMA class (following the Italian martial traditions of Fiore dei Liberi) through a local martial arts school. In October 2016 she moved to Toronto, Ontario where she is now a member of the Academy of European Medieval Martial Arts. She holds the rank of Scholar and teaches a HEMA fitness class through the space AEMMA shares with the Fighting Arts Collective of Toronto. Kimberleigh has been teaching internationally at various HEMA across North America since 2014. In 2016 she won bronze in Women’s Longsword at Swordsquatch in Seattle, Washington.  Class: Giocco Stretto - Close Play with the Longsword

Kimberleigh Roseblade

Kimberleigh Roseblade discovered HEMA in the Spring of 2010 while living in Vancouver, BC. She became both an adult and youth instructor and coached a program known as SwordFit for five years. In 2015 she moved to Muskoka, Ontario where she started a weekly HEMA class (following the Italian martial traditions of Fiore dei Liberi) through a local martial arts school. In October 2016 she moved to Toronto, Ontario where she is now a member of the Academy of European Medieval Martial Arts. She holds the rank of Scholar and teaches a HEMA fitness class through the space AEMMA shares with the Fighting Arts Collective of Toronto. Kimberleigh has been teaching internationally at various HEMA across North America since 2014. In 2016 she won bronze in Women’s Longsword at Swordsquatch in Seattle, Washington.

Class: Giocco Stretto - Close Play with the Longsword

Jérôme Paupe  Jérôme Paupe has been practicing HEMA since 2007 with "La Compagnie Médiévale". At this period they studied Le Jeux De La Hache, Liechtenauer, and the manuscript of I.33.  Between 2011 and 2013 he did full contact combat in full plate armor. He did longsword, polearm and kite shield with one hand sword. He has won several titles and is proud of those accomplishments. This competitive scene made him love tournaments and then he focused on developing himself by his own initiative. He won other medals in HEMA tournament, notably in Longsword and Sword & Buckler.  His club is currently teaching Meyer longsword, Destreza and I.33 which he is the teacher. Even though he uses primarily the I.33 as his main reference, he tries to use a wide range of different martial arts writings to improve his understanding of the art by using a flexible approach to his research.  He is currently practicing HEMA, learning Wing Chung Kung Fu, teache Sword & Buckler advanced classe at "La compagnie Médiéeval", do private coaching and attend event acros North America to give advanced sword classes.   Classes: I.33: How to effectively control the center and what is the sieging concept  I.33 Combat system: basic concepts

Jérôme Paupe

Jérôme Paupe has been practicing HEMA since 2007 with "La Compagnie Médiévale". At this period they studied Le Jeux De La Hache, Liechtenauer, and the manuscript of I.33.

Between 2011 and 2013 he did full contact combat in full plate armor. He did longsword, polearm and kite shield with one hand sword. He has won several titles and is proud of those accomplishments. This competitive scene made him love tournaments and then he focused on developing himself by his own initiative. He won other medals in HEMA tournament, notably in Longsword and Sword & Buckler.

His club is currently teaching Meyer longsword, Destreza and I.33 which he is the teacher. Even though he uses primarily the I.33 as his main reference, he tries to use a wide range of different martial arts writings to improve his understanding of the art by using a flexible approach to his research.

He is currently practicing HEMA, learning Wing Chung Kung Fu, teache Sword & Buckler advanced classe at "La compagnie Médiéeval", do private coaching and attend event acros North America to give advanced sword classes.

Classes: I.33: How to effectively control the center and what is the sieging concept

I.33 Combat system: basic concepts

Kristen Argyle  Kristen’s studies began in late 2010 with John Harmston in Utah’s Happy Valley and moved north to the Salt Lake Valley of Sin and Villainy continuing her training under Jeremiah Smith. She started teaching a weeknight Liechtenauer Longsword class as a student club at University of Utah in 2014 in order to gain and train more sword friends, and hasn't let go of the heady reins of power since. HEMA, like her husband, is her one and only. She have a baby boy named Marcus who turns one this year.   Classes: Medel’s Meisterhau “Variants”, Medel’s Meisterhau: Break All The Guards!

Kristen Argyle

Kristen’s studies began in late 2010 with John Harmston in Utah’s Happy Valley and moved north to the Salt Lake Valley of Sin and Villainy continuing her training under Jeremiah Smith. She started teaching a weeknight Liechtenauer Longsword class as a student club at University of Utah in 2014 in order to gain and train more sword friends, and hasn't let go of the heady reins of power since. HEMA, like her husband, is her one and only. She have a baby boy named Marcus who turns one this year.

Classes: Medel’s Meisterhau “Variants”, Medel’s Meisterhau: Break All The Guards!

 
Marlene Hurst  Marlene Hurst began her journey into HEMA January of 2017 with Capital Kunst des Fechtens. Dabbling in messer, dagger, and spear she spends a majority of her time studying wrestling and longsword. Marlene began assisting with Capital Kunst des Fechtens’ Gemeinesfechten students in early 2018 becoming a full instructor that December. With a background in the Cecchetti method of Ballet and Irish Step Dancing, she focuses heavily on body mechanics, awareness, and positioning when teaching / studying.  Class: Structure through Movement

Marlene Hurst

Marlene Hurst began her journey into HEMA January of 2017 with Capital Kunst des Fechtens. Dabbling in messer, dagger, and spear she spends a majority of her time studying wrestling and longsword. Marlene began assisting with Capital Kunst des Fechtens’ Gemeinesfechten students in early 2018 becoming a full instructor that December. With a background in the Cecchetti method of Ballet and Irish Step Dancing, she focuses heavily on body mechanics, awareness, and positioning when teaching / studying.

Class: Structure through Movement

Rebecca Boyd  Rebecca Boyd began classical fencing in 2008 and quickly progressed to historical smallsword and rapier. In 2011, she attended Fechtschule America in Houston, Texas and fell in love with HEMA. Since then she has worked to develop herself as a classical and historical fencer, instructor, and event organizer. She has taught at seminars including Fechtschule America (Houston, TX), PNW (Tacoma, WA), Schwertkampf Mexico (Mexico City), Sentiment du Fer (St. Peters, MO), Fecht Yeah (NYC, New York), Iron Gate Exhibition (Boston, MA), and The Paddy Crean (Banff, Canada). She was the event organizer for the Fencing Extravaganza 2011, and Sentiment du Fer 2012 and 2013. Becca founded Second Intent Fencing (SIF) in 2013, where she taught both classical fencing and HEMA until she moved to Virginia in 2018. In 2014, she joined the Iron Gate Exhibition event organization team and was a key member of IGX Management for IGX 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017. Becca has also competed in HEMA events in the United States, Mexico, and Europe. She has been a member of the Western Martial Arts Coalition (WMAC), the Historical European Martial Arts Alliance (HEMAA), and Esfinges.  Classes: Angelo's Disarms, How to Not Die... Barely

Rebecca Boyd

Rebecca Boyd began classical fencing in 2008 and quickly progressed to historical smallsword and rapier. In 2011, she attended Fechtschule America in Houston, Texas and fell in love with HEMA. Since then she has worked to develop herself as a classical and historical fencer, instructor, and event organizer. She has taught at seminars including Fechtschule America (Houston, TX), PNW (Tacoma, WA), Schwertkampf Mexico (Mexico City), Sentiment du Fer (St. Peters, MO), Fecht Yeah (NYC, New York), Iron Gate Exhibition (Boston, MA), and The Paddy Crean (Banff, Canada). She was the event organizer for the Fencing Extravaganza 2011, and Sentiment du Fer 2012 and 2013. Becca founded Second Intent Fencing (SIF) in 2013, where she taught both classical fencing and HEMA until she moved to Virginia in 2018. In 2014, she joined the Iron Gate Exhibition event organization team and was a key member of IGX Management for IGX 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017. Becca has also competed in HEMA events in the United States, Mexico, and Europe. She has been a member of the Western Martial Arts Coalition (WMAC), the Historical European Martial Arts Alliance (HEMAA), and Esfinges.

Classes: Angelo's Disarms, How to Not Die... Barely

Julie Olson  Julie Olson is began studying German Longsword with Athena School of Arms in 2013. Though the Longsword is her primary weapon, she has dabbled in Italian Rapier, Sword & Buckler, Broadsword, and Dagger. Julie has received top-5 placements at a few regional/national tournaments, as well as Technical Excellence awards. She is one of the head instructors at Athena, Manager of the New England Sword Gathering - a league for Northeast HEMA clubs - and Event Director of Iron Gate Exhibition, the largest HEMA Tournament in the Northeast.  Class: Corner Coaching with Confidence

Julie Olson

Julie Olson is began studying German Longsword with Athena School of Arms in 2013. Though the Longsword is her primary weapon, she has dabbled in Italian Rapier, Sword & Buckler, Broadsword, and Dagger. Julie has received top-5 placements at a few regional/national tournaments, as well as Technical Excellence awards. She is one of the head instructors at Athena, Manager of the New England Sword Gathering - a league for Northeast HEMA clubs - and Event Director of Iron Gate Exhibition, the largest HEMA Tournament in the Northeast.

Class: Corner Coaching with Confidence

Adam Franti  Adam is a three-weapon Fechter in the Meyer Freifechter Guild and a Free-Scholar of the Historical Fencing Association. He started modern olympic fencing in 2005, and has been active in HEMA tournaments since 2015, earning multiple medals in longsword and rapier. Having earned a master’s degree in history in 2018, he uses his academic skills to study the martial culture of Early Modern Europe, with a particular focus on the Freifechter tradition of Germany, and Salvatore Fabris’ rapier system.  In 2017, Adam found the Lansing Longsword Guild, and has been an event organizer and instructor for the clubs in Michigan, and was one of the founders of the Midwest Historical Fencing League. He hopes to promote deep source study and healthy body mechanics to create skillful, crafty fencers that are, above all, fun to fence.  Classes: Secrets on Display - Public Fencing in the 16th Century, Fabris Body Mechanics

Adam Franti

Adam is a three-weapon Fechter in the Meyer Freifechter Guild and a Free-Scholar of the Historical Fencing Association. He started modern olympic fencing in 2005, and has been active in HEMA tournaments since 2015, earning multiple medals in longsword and rapier. Having earned a master’s degree in history in 2018, he uses his academic skills to study the martial culture of Early Modern Europe, with a particular focus on the Freifechter tradition of Germany, and Salvatore Fabris’ rapier system.

In 2017, Adam found the Lansing Longsword Guild, and has been an event organizer and instructor for the clubs in Michigan, and was one of the founders of the Midwest Historical Fencing League. He hopes to promote deep source study and healthy body mechanics to create skillful, crafty fencers that are, above all, fun to fence.

Classes: Secrets on Display - Public Fencing in the 16th Century, Fabris Body Mechanics

 
Courtney Rice  Courtney Rice has been practicing martial arts since 2005, and co-founded Valkyrie WMAA with David R. Packer in 2012. She was the first woman to attain the rank of Free Scholar at Academie Duello, where she began her fencing training. She leads Valkyrie's longsword classes, and was instrumental in developing the Box Wrestle Fence training method that underpins all of our teaching. Courtney has presented self defense workshops to teens and adults across Metro Vancouver, and spearheaded the inaugural Violence Dynamics Vancouver seminar in 2017. Her primary weapons are the rapier and longsword, and she is a formidable unarmed striker and grappler. Courtney has worked as a roleplayer with the Vancouver Police Department since 2015, and regularly participates in their tactical scenarios and physical skills training. She has been a featured guest instructor at the International Rapier Seminar in London (2016), and at Ottawa Swordplay (2016), as well as Violence Dynamics Vancouver (2017).  Class: The Enemy's Gate is Down, Level Up Your Friends

Courtney Rice

Courtney Rice has been practicing martial arts since 2005, and co-founded Valkyrie WMAA with David R. Packer in 2012. She was the first woman to attain the rank of Free Scholar at Academie Duello, where she began her fencing training. She leads Valkyrie's longsword classes, and was instrumental in developing the Box Wrestle Fence training method that underpins all of our teaching. Courtney has presented self defense workshops to teens and adults across Metro Vancouver, and spearheaded the inaugural Violence Dynamics Vancouver seminar in 2017. Her primary weapons are the rapier and longsword, and she is a formidable unarmed striker and grappler. Courtney has worked as a roleplayer with the Vancouver Police Department since 2015, and regularly participates in their tactical scenarios and physical skills training. She has been a featured guest instructor at the International Rapier Seminar in London (2016), and at Ottawa Swordplay (2016), as well as Violence Dynamics Vancouver (2017).

Class: The Enemy's Gate is Down, Level Up Your Friends