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Geselle Fechten 2019!
Show Your Skills!
Compete among the world's top HEMA contesters!
Classes from world class instructors!
Professional photography & videography!
Premier vendors on location!
Three skill divisions for long sword.
One skill division for single sword.
Dagger & Wrestling
Two weight classes for dagger and wrestling.
From Middle High German geselle, from Old High German gisello, gisellio journeyman associate fellow (of the guild).
To be a Geselle means you come in fellowship to learn and teach. Both through displaying your hard work through your Art and with an open mind to take material and insight back home.
This Event is for those wishing to share in that spirit of camraderie and fellowship. Through classes, community and fighting!
In the past four years running Geselle Fechten, there have been zero injuries post event reporting. Our awards are usually hand crafted and true gifts of honor and appreciation for the contribution of the Fencer. We have never disqualified anyone and rarely have we had to issue a warning of any sort for conduct or misappropriation of rules. No one lacks for gear and if we have to rule that a weapon or piece of gear as "unfit/unsafe" then we replace it with something comparable for you.
Our goal is to make the event as stress free as possible for all participants. We attempt to eliminate arbitrary rules and over-complicated scoring systems to promote a positive environment for you to display your Art.
Our three divisions of Longsword are to help you find the best fit for the level of competition you are looking for. The Dagger/Ringen event is designed to force you into wrestling/containing the weapon to score rather than athletically stabbing your opponent. The Single Sword event is to challenge yourself against varied single weapon disciplines to help highlight the differences.