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Fecht Yeah 2019

Kristen middle right.

Our amazing instructor Kristen Argyle recently attended Fecht Yeah 2019 in New York, a three-day HEMA event featuring classes and all-women’s tournaments. Kristen fought in all of the tournaments and taught two classes on Hans Medel’s longsword fencing manual. Kristen place 5th in the rapier tournament (a weapon she rarely trains with), 4th in the sword and buckler tournament, and 1st in the Women’s Novice Steel tournament!!! We are very proud of Kristen. The Novice Steel tournament was made up of all but the top 8 fighters from the Women’s Steel tournament.

Kristen on the right.
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Upcoming HEMA Events!

For anyone interested there is a number of upcoming HEMA events that are within a reasonable driving distance. If you are interested in attending any of these events let your fellow students know as carpooling and sharing accommodations can cut down on the cost.

Mid-Continental HEMA Open, Denver, CO

The Mid-Continental HEMA Open (MCHO) is a new tournament hosted by
Denver Historical Fencing Academy. You can register here.

Dates: July 12th – 14th

Cost: $75 + Tournaments ($20-25 each)


  • Open Steel Longsword
  • Women’s Longsword
  • Beginner’s Longsword
  • Steel Saber (weapons provided)
  • Longsword Obstacle/Skills Course

CombatCon, Las Vegas, NV

CombatCon is a small convention and a large HEMA tournament. This event has a lot of classes, panels, vendors, and a costume party called the Time Traveler’s Ball. You can register here and if you are going for the HEMA tournaments, the Tournament Pass is recommended over the Warrior Pass.

Dates: August 1st – 4th

Cost: $110 (Tournament Pass) + Tournaments ($15-35 each)


  • Synthetic Longsword
  • Open Steel Longsword
  • Invitational Longsword
  • Women’s Longsword
  • Sword and Buckler
  • Rapier
  • Singlestick
  • Beginners Cutting
  • Open Cutting
  • Invitational Cutting

Swordsquatch, Seattle, WA

Swordsquatch has a lot of workshops, the Bigfoot brawl, tournaments, Night of Fire(?), a shindig, Flying Trapeze, and a cutting party. Registration comes with 3 lunches, the shindig meal, a t-shirt, and the cutting party.
You can register here.

Dates: September 6th – 8th

Cost: $225 + Tournaments ($25-50 each)


  • Cutting
  • Beginner’s Nylon Longsword
  • Ringen
  • Women’s Steel Longsword
  • Steel Longsword
  • Sunday Mystery

Duels at High Noon, Tuscon, AZ

Duels at High Noon is a tournament with somewhat unconventional rule sets (matches are normally 30 seconds, but you fight a lot of them) and always includes an unusual tournament, this year Bastone, which will be proceeded with a class on its use. You can register here.

Dates: September 21st – 22nd

Cost: $50 (for HEMAA member)


  • Longsword
  • Dussack
  • Bastone