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2021 Five Rings Fencing Classical Fencing Tournament, Sept. 25th and 26th

COVID permitting… Indian Trail Middle School, 1440 E. 151st, Olathe Ks. Otherwise, outdoors TBD
Registration and Cost:
$20 registration, plus $10 for a single event, or $20 for all events.
Please pre-register by emailing
with the subject “2021 FRF Historical Tournament Registration. “
Please include the events you’d like to fence, and your club affiliations / coach. If independent, please say so.
Contact information is also helpful.
I will email you back with confirmation and additional information.
Tournament official events and times:
The events run backwards in time, starting with the 1880s and going backwards.
Saber: Check in / Registration: 8:30am, fencing starts at 9:30am.
Court Sword: Check in / Registration: 11:30am, Fencing starts by 12:30pm, prior event permitting.
Rapier and optional secondary: 8:30am, fencing starts at 9:30am
Long sword: 11:30am, fencing starts at 12:30am, prior event permitting.
I expect we’ll be done with fencing by not later than 5:30pm both days.

Chair Fencing

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.