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The Ottawa Historical Fencing Society is proud to be Ottawa’s premier Historical Fencing organization. We have been training students in the National Capital Region since 1999.

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Alright folks, as we are on the cusp of our first class back this session; please don't forget that we may be outdoors, but COVID safe rules still apply! Bring your face masks, make sure to put your gear apart from everyone else's, and - this isn't for COVID, it's just smart - bring water! See you on the field! ...
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Good news everybody! Saber and longsword are officially happening! Classes to start as soon as NEXT WEEK! Details today/tomorrow. ...
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3 months ago

Arseni Kritchever
Now that people are starting to get vaccinated, are folks interested in maybe doing some drills outside maybe on the weekends? Or is there still a city ban on it? ...
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Big Congratulations to our UnderKing winnersSword Alone - Steve Cromwell of Medieval Swordplay CanadaLongsword - Erika Robertson of Ottawa Historical Fencing Society ...
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So happy about the level of fencing that took place on the weekend, very close matches all around!!Here is our winners for Sword Alone: 1st - Tyler Brace of The Sexy Sabre Society2nd - Callum Carmichael of Ottawa Historical Fencing Society 3rd - David Itto of The Academy Of European Medieval Martial Arts ...
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And for our Longsword finalists we have: 1st - Colin Sharkey of Dueling Weapons Academy of Renaissance Fencing 2nd - David Itto of The Academy Of European Medieval Martial Arts3rd - Callum Carmichael of Ottawa Historical Fencing Society ...
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Our next 2020 SOHFA King's Cup shout-out goes straight from our hearts to the Swordfam over at Ottawa Historical Fencing Society for not only training our head instructor and putting on awesome tournaments of your own(with more coming soon we hope!!) But turning around and donating to make ours happen. Thank you for everything you've done, you've supported us every step of the way and we would not have come this far without you. ❤️⚔️ Sign up here: forms.gle/YoUCWXKiEL3iQFep9 ...
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1 years ago

Ottawa Historical Fencing Society
Happy Pride Month from the OHFS! ...
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1 years ago

Carole Faucher
My first longsword tournament 🙂 Thank you Ottawa Historical Fencing Society for putting together this great tournament. Great fights 🙂 ...
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1 years ago

Aisha Cloutier
One thing I love about photography is that you get to share all of your passions in one media. I was lucky enough to have the chance to take photos at the Algonquin HEMA Open Beta this past Saturday!Thanks to the Ottawa Historical Fencing Society and all the fencers for letting me come and take pictures!PS: feel free to share/tag the fencers if you recognize them!#aishaphotography #HEMA #OHFS #AlgonquinHemaOpenBetaHema tournament at Algonquin College - March 7th ...
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The Beta test of our unshamed ruleset has finished! Pictures of the weekend to come, but we're very excited to finalize these rules with the feedback from this weekend! ...
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1 years ago

KAEL
MEET ONE OF OUR CHOREOGRAPHERS!Jason Smithson joined the Ottawa Historical Fencing Society in 2015 and took to the study of Historical Martial Arts very quickly. His enthusiasm and skill led Jeff and Dave to bring him on to assist with instruction, and eventually the organization of events. Today, Jay runs most of OHFS’s day-to-day operations, including speaking at and organizing events, coordinating with other groups, and continuing to assist with instruction. His primary focus in fencing is the medieval sword and buckler system interpreted from the I.33 Tower Manuscript, and he is developing a curriculum on it for OHFS.#Kael #KaelVr #OHFS ...
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Level 1 and 2 are up and running again! Had a great turn out, and a great first day of fencing!There are still spots available, so come join us for some fencing fun! ...
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2 years ago

Ottawa Historical Fencing Society
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HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM THE OHFS! We hope you all stay safe and warm over the holidays! We look forward to fencing friends new and old in the New Year! ...
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2 years ago

KAEL
MEET ONE OF OUR CHOREOGRAPHERS!Matlock Hargrove has more than twenty years of martial arts experience, beginning with Taekwondo in 1995 and continuing with Shorin-ryu Karate, Hapkido, Kung Fu, and MMA. He discovered HEMA through the Ottawa Historical Fencing Society in 2017 and has dedicated himself to studying it ever since. His primary focus is the Liechtenauer’s Kunst des Fechtens, including the longsword, messer and ringen (medieval wrestling).To support his study of HEMA, Matlock has travelled extensively, and had the opportunity to study with veteran instructors across Canada, the U.S. and the U.K. He is also enrolled in the Medieval and Early Modern Studies program at Carleton University, and has also been working to develop an understanding of physical conditioning and fitness as they relate to martial arts training. #Kael #KaelVR📷Nick Howe ...
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