There is no fencing at A.L. for the rest of this week, and Monday is President’s days. So, our next practice there is Wednesday the 21st. New security policies require that we must enter through the doors nearest the office, and that we may not prop the door open. Meaning that there will be two windows where a coach will be by the door to let fencers in. From 6:20 to 6:40, and from 6:55 to 7:05. If you find no coach to let you in, text 785-550-6718 (Mark), or 785-550-6716 (Sam) for entrance.
January 22. No fencing.
Academie Lafayette is closed today. No fencing.
Just a reminder. Academie Lafayette is closed for MLK day, Monday, January 15th.
Therefore no fencing.
The church has requested that we cancel today, January 9th. I think that’s wise.
As we start back up, we want you back! We still have a hard time loaning uniform gear, so we’re not terribly actively seeking new students. Email us for where and when we’re meeting.
Heartland HEMA, Mike Roth’s group, is hosting their first tournament. Details:
Donnybrook- an inordinately wild fight or contentious dispute; brawl; free-for-all.
Heartland HEMA is proud to announce our inaugural annual tournament.
Date: Saturday June 6th and Sunday June 7th
Time: Saturday doors and check in opens at 8:00am. Events start at 9:00am. Tournaments will run till 6:00pm.
Dinner afterwards for anyone who would like to join us.
Sunday doors and check in opens at 8:00am. Events start at 9:00am. Tournaments will run till 3:00pm.
Location: North Kansas City Community Center
3930 NE Antioch Rd, Kansas City, MO 64117
Rapier/ optional offhand device
Short heavy sword/ optional off hand device. (more details in the rule set about this event. In general it’s for all the swords that don’t get to play much; messer, dussaks, katanas, broadsword… things that are short and heavy)
Three additional awards are going to available for fevers to compete for.
Iron Man (best overall fencer )
Hand sniper (collective most successful below elbow attacks)
Scholar (this award is to the fencer that fought most technically proficient regardless of placement in the events. A scholar will be awarded in each individual event and an over all)
Price: 50$ flat entry fee, all events
Registration: we will have means to preregister soon. For now, email
Shirts will be available for purchase when sales are live.
Please do not hesitate to ask any questions.
What is Chair Fencing?
Chair fencing, also known as wheelchair fencing, is a version of fencing for athletes with a disability. Wheelchair fencing has Paralympic events in all sport fencing disciplines: foil, épée, and saber.
The rules in wheelchair fencing do not differ greatly from those of standard fencing. Athletes compete with the same equipment as able-bodied fencers. The major difference is the fencers’ wheelchairs are fastened to fencing frames at a 110-degree angle, allowing upper body movement only. In the foil event, fencers are permitted to strike only the trunk area of the opponent. In épée and saber, anywhere above the waist is a valid target. In épée, an apron is added below the waist to aid in the cancellation of touches in that area. The competitions take the same format as able-bodied tournaments, pool stages followed by direct elimination rounds.
Five Rings Fencing offers lessons in wheelchair fencing in all disciplines to all ages and skill levels. We formerly had fencers practicing in all three weapons at the Lawrence salle.