Fecht Yeah 3:
July 20-22, 2018
Fight and Improve
Since 2016, Fecht Yeah has been an event for women of all skill levels to come together and develop their art. This year, we're offering challenging tournaments and classes from top instructors. The best part remains--the community of women fencers dedicated to HEMA. While Fecht Yeah is a women's-focused event, all are welcome to participate in classes, free play, and our open mixed tournament.
What is FECHT YEAH?
A weekend of training, learning, and collaboration for women and gender minorities who study HEMA and other sword arts.
FECHT YEAH 2018
7/20 - 9AM-9PM
7/21 - 9AM-9pm
7/22 - Classes & Open Mixed Tournament
Friday, July 20 to Sunday, July 22
For a limited time:
- Get a free tournament with base registration.
- Get a free shirt with base registration
Regular weekend registration $85, each tournament $25, shirts $25
Contact your friends and register together! If you get at least three people on a team, get 5% off of entry. After three team members, get 1% off for each additional person.
- Either via discount code or partial refund if you've already registered.
- We're capping the discount at 15% off. If you have a lot of friends, that's super awesome. Maybe spin off into two teams!
- Enjoy the other fun team activities
1st Place - Lauren Hanson
2nd Place - Lisa Losito
3rd Place - Julie Olson
Mixed Weapons (Cup of Inclusion)
1st Ryan Rusek
2nd Amelia Schmeits
3rd Joe Ceirante
Fighting from the Onset
Training to be Effective
1st Place - Amelia Schmeits
2nd Place - Meghan O'Connell
3rd Place - Jamie Kikilidis
1st Place - Juniper Humphrey
2nd Place - Lauren Hanson
3rd Place - Liliana Klein
1st Place - Lisa Losito
2nd Place - Julie Olson
3rd Place - Katie Zold
Brittany Reeves has been practicing HEMA with Blood and Iron Martial Arts since 2014. Brittany has since assumed the role of assistant instructor and coach within the club. Brittany placed third in both Women's Longsword and Women's Open-weight Glima at PNW 2015. Recently, Brittany took gold in both Women's Longsword and Women's Lightweight Glima at Rose City Classic 2016, and Bronze in Women's Longsword at SoCal Swordfight 2017; a testament to her progress as a practitioner and competitor. Brittany holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Ancient and Medieval History and primarily focuses on Meyer Longsword and Lausatök Glima under the tutelage of Principal Instructor, Lee Smith.
Kimberleigh Roseblade discovered HEMA in the Spring of 2010 when she walked into the doors of Vancouver's Academie Duello. She became both an adult and youth instructor and coached a program known as SwordFit for years. She moved to Muskoka, Ontario in 2015 where she started a longsword class once a week following the Italian martial traditions of Fiore dei Liberi. In October 2016 she moved to Toronto, Ontario where she is a member of the Academy of European Medieval Martial Artists and teaches a HEMA fitness class through the space they share with the Fighting Arts Collective of Toronto. She is currently in the process of becoming nationally certified as a personal fitness trainer through the YMCA and is also an apprentice in falconry.
Binds in 1.33 Sword and Buckler - Kristine Konsmo - The four binds and various counter-binds discussed in 1.33. The class will be drill-based working in pairs, building up from slow work to sparring situations. Gear: mask, gloves, chest protection for those only doing slow drilling; full sparring kit for those doing the entire class. Sword and buckler.
Footwork - Kristine Konsmo - GHFS - Good footwork in tournament settings is a struggle. Learn methods and drills to improve footwork that won't collapse under pressure.
Special thanks to our local instructors Tristan Zukowski, Peter Concannon, and Tim Kaufman.
Fecht Yeah 2016
Rebecca Boyd began classical fencing in 2008. She fell in love with HEMA at the 2011 Fechtschule America. Since that fateful weekend, she has jumped into historical study and practice feet first, while maintaining a deep love and appreciation for her classical roots. Becca currently practices classical foil, epee, and sabre, and historical smallsword, rapier, rapier/dagger, dussack, longsword, and Bolognese sidesword.
In 2013, Becca founded Second Intent Fencing, where she now teaches both classical and historical fencing. For the last two years she has been an event organizer with the Iron Gate Exhibition in Boston, MA. Becca is a devoted writer and has incorporated her love of HEMA into both her fiction and nonfiction works. Photo courtesy of Cédric Hauteville.
Kimberleigh Roseblade discovered HEMA in the Spring of 2010 when she walked into the doors of Vancouver's Academie Duello. She became both an adult and youth instructor and coached a program known as SwordFit for years. She recently moved to Muskoka, Ontario where she teaches a longsword class once a week following the martial traditions of Fiore dei Liberi. She is currently in the process of becoming nationally certified as a personal fitness trainer through the YMCA while also balancing an apprenticeship in falconry. She can also be found frequenting stages around North America as a musician and performer of various styles.
Longsword - 2016
1st - Lauren Hanson
2nd - Tanya Smith
3rd - Julie Olson
Rapier - 2016
1st - Julie Olson
2nd - Tiffany Ho
3rd - Lauren Hanson
Sword & Buckler - 2016
1st - Tiffany Ho
Saber - 2016
1st - Deena Sadek
Women Instructors & Researchers in HEMA
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