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Fecht YEAH!

THE PREMIER WOMEN'S HEMA TOURNAMENT

 

Fecht Yeah 2017

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$85 - Base Registration Fee - Includes: All classes + Cup of Inclusion (open mixed-weapons tournament)

+ $25 Longsword Tournament

+ $25 Rapier Tournament

+ $30 Cutting Tournament

ABOUT FECHT YEAH!

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COMBAT, COMMUNITY, COLLABORATION

A weekend of training, learning, and collaboration for women who study HEMA and other sword arts.

Fight and Improve

This is 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-weapons tournament. 

Class Offerings

  • fighting from the onset

  • Training to be effective

  • Fiore Dagger

  • Ringen

  • Glima

  • Warrior's Workout

Tentative Schedule

  • Friday

    • 5:30 - 9:00 PM - Cutting
  • Saturday

    • 10:00 - 12:00 - Longsword Pools
    • 12:30 - 2:00 - Rapier Pools & Elims
    • 2:00 - 3:30 - LS Survivor Elims
    • 3:30 - 5:00 - LS Champion Elims
    • 5:00 - 6:00 - Finals
  • Sunday

    • 10:00 - 12:00 - (Alternative) Survivor, Rapier Finals
    • 12:00 - 4:00 PM - Cup of Inclusion (Open Mixed-Weapons)

About the Venue

Marymount Manhattan College
221 East 71st Street
New York, NY 10021

Where to Stay

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Instructors 2017

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Photo courtesy Oskar and a Camera @OskarAndACamera

Photo courtesy Oskar and a Camera @OskarAndACamera

Michela D'orlando

Based out of London, UK, Michela has been training HEMA for the past four years. Her passion is the longsword, primarily following the Liechtenauer tradition. Over the last three years, she has been one of the most active members of the European tournament scene, competing both in Open and Women's longsword divisions. Her participation in Women's tournaments has been both extensive and successful. Michela has taken part in all of the Nordic Historical Fencng League women's longsword events thus far and has been a familiar face on their podiums. Michela is looking foward to imparting her skills and passion for HEMA to American fencers.

Image provided by Kristine Konsmo

Image provided by Kristine Konsmo

Kristine Konsmo

Bio will be published shortly!

Photo courtesy of Angel Jeremiah Uribe

Photo courtesy of Angel Jeremiah Uribe

Brittany Reeves

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.

Image provided by Kimberleigh Roseblade

Image provided by Kimberleigh Roseblade

Kimberleigh Roseblade

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.

Coming Soon!

Coming Soon!

TBa

Name and bio will be published shortly!

 

Fecht Yeah 2016


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REbecca Boyd

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.


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KIMBERLEIGH ROSEBLADE

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.


Julie Olson - 2016 Rapier Champion

Julie Olson - 2016 Rapier Champion

Historic Results

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

Rules


Women Instructors & Researchers in HEMA

Women Instructors and Researchers in HEMA Directory 2016

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