A fencing and epee tournament benefitting Saint Jude’s will be held on November 9, 2013 at S.W.O.R.D. at 813 Leo Street in Dayton, Ohio. The event will start at 10 AM with a 9 AM registration time for participants.
S.W.O.R.D. is the South Western Ohio Recreation and Defense School started in 2012 in order to serve the Dayton community of martial artists and has expanded over the year to serve the Dayton dance community as well as providing a venue for banquets, film festivals and film classes.
Fencing has long standing roots going back thousands of years but was codified in the form that is known now across the world in the late 17th Century. The form developed to allow combat exercises with a sword that were not necessarily deadly but still utilized the same sword combat forms. Epee is a modification of the fencing tradition which does away with some of the more esoteric rules found in traditional fencing.
The tournament is open to participants who are class C and below as ranked by the USFA rating system. But you don’t need to be a fencer to attend – the general public is welcome to observe the action.
The price of admission for competitors is $25.00 for one weapon or $40 for two weapons. There is no admission fee for attending to observe the event. Prizes for the competitors include USFA rating standings and trophies. Food and drinks are available for purchase during the daylong event.
For more information on this event and S.W.O.R.D. please contact William DeVan, founder of S.W.O.R.D., at 937-223-5569. More information is also available at S-W-O-R-D.com or on Facebook at SWORDayton.