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2024 TOURNAMENT TICKETS (Coming Soon!)

Welcome to...

GESELLEN FECHTEN 2024!
 

Organized by Cymbrogi School of Western Martial Arts

Friday, October TBA

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Saturday, October TBA

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Sunday, October TBA

UPDATES COMING SOON!

Friday - Sunday, October TBA, 2024 5:00 PM [CDT]

Location TBA

Gesellen Fechten 2024 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 divisions of Longsword

  • 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

  • Longsword Open, Women's, and Youth events

  • Single Rapier event

  • Dagger Event with multiple weight divisions

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Tournament Events

Mixed Steel

  • Any single hand weapon (offhand device optional)

  • Nothing longer than a side sword

  • Friday, October 20, 2023

Long Sword

  • Multiple skill divisions and subcategories

  • Open, Women's & Youth events

  • Saturday, October 21, 2023

Single Rapier 

  • Cut and thrust. No offhand devices allowed

  • Sunday, October 22, 2023

Dagger

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.

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