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Welcome to...

GESELLEN FECHTEN 2022!
 

Organized by Cymbrogi School of Western Martial Arts

Friday, October 28

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Saturday, October 29

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Sunday, October 30

Friday, October 28, 2022 9:00 AM - Sunday, October 30, 2022 5:00 PM [CDT]

11100 N. Kelley Avenue, OKC, OK 73131 | Oklahoma City Sports Center

Gesellen Fechten 2022 has the goal of being the most professional and competitive HEMA event hosted in the USA. 

The Tournament this year will be a 3 day event at an indoor sports facility in Oklahoma City. 

The event will have:

  • Paid and professional staff for every tournament. No volunteers. Consistent reffing and judging.

  • Some of the toughest competitors in HEMA coming from all around the globe. 

  • Multiple Skill Divisons of Longsword to compete in. 

  • A format that prioritizes defensive skills rather than reckless offense. 

  • Video review playback for tough calls. 

  • Awards for State and Regional HEMA Champions. 

  • Mixed Steel Event for single weapons.

  • Single Rapier Event

  • Dagger Event with multiple weight divisions. 

  • Harness Fechten Event (harness= armoured) 

Tournament Events

Long Sword

  • Multiple skill divisions and subcategories.

  • Saturday, October 29, 2022.

 

Mixed Steel

  • Any single hand weapon and offhand device.(Nothing longer than a side sword)

  • Friday, October 28, 2022.

Single Rapier 

  • Cut and thrust. No offhand devices allowed.

  • Sunday, October 30, 2022.

Harnessfechten

Dagger

Sponsors & Vendors

List coming soon!

Geselle Fechten...

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.

THE CYMBROGI TEAM

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Newest team additions from 

2019 Tournament Team Tryouts!

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Congratulations!