A HEMA Alliance Sponsored event.

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The South East Renaissance Fencing Open is being held for the 7th time! 

This year the event shall include Longsword, Rapier, Sword and Buckler, and Ringen events. We look forward to seeing you there!


The Event is being held Fri Nov 8, Sat Nov 9 and Sun Nov 10 in Atlanta, GA. All are welcome to come, and fence.


  • Sunday Morning Classes

  • Open Longsword

  • Women's Longsword

  • Conventional Rapier based on Gaiani's conventions

  • First Blood Rapier

  • Sword and Buckler

  • Youth Longsword

  • Youth Rapier

  • Ringen

Cost for Event:

  • Weekend Early Registration (Until Oct 28) - $65

  • Weekend Registration plus at door (From Oct 29 to event date) - $75

  • Single Day Registration - $45

  • Ringen addition (venue cost cover) - $10

  • T-Shirt - $15

Rules for the Tournaments:

Weapon Tournaments: Rules

Ringen Tournament: Rules



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Devon Boorman

Devon Boorman has been practicing martial arts since 1986. Starting first with Chinese and Filipino martial arts, Devon discovered western swordplay through the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) which connected him with a burgeoning community of martial artists and scholars studying Historical European Marital Arts throughout the world. Devon’s expertise centres on the Italian swordplay tradition including the arts of the renaissance Italian rapier, sidesword, and longsword, as well as polearms, wrestling, knife and mounted combat. He has taught workshops and seminars throughout the world on both the study and practice of historical techniques and on practical combat implementation. Devon is the co-founder and director of Academie Duello, which has been active in the Vancouver area since 2004.He is also the principle creator for Duello.TV the largest online academy for the study of Historical European Martial Arts with over 100 courses on swordplay and martial arts.

Sean Franklin

Sean Franklin

Sean Franklin began his HEMA career in late 2011 when he began training at Blood and Iron Martial Arts in Vancouver, Canada. Due to his prior experience in the Canadian High Performance Sport System he was able to apply his physical conditioning and disciplined training focus to develop as a martial artist at a rapid rate, being able to outfight many club head instructors after only a few years’ experience. Sean has experience in many weapons and traditions, having competitive medals in most tournament weapon sets.
Sean’s experience in sports coaching has allowed him to rapidly develop as a martial arts instructor, serving as the Head Coach of the Blood and Iron fight team in the past. He is a passionate advocate of test cutting for both preserving martial validity and as a tool to assist the development of quality body mechanics.
He also might be most known for his instructional YouTube videos, which is ironically the least impressive credential in terms of demonstrating actual competence.

Cutting with a Sword vs Whacking with a Feder – Training and technique for unifying Sparring and Test Cutting
Understanding how to properly cut with a sword is an important part of martial arts development. It is not only important to train yourself to make the hits you do land worth something, but also affects the way you construct interpretations, training drills, and approach a fight tactically.
This course will start to build fundamental cutting skills from the ground up. Material will cover training approaches that go beyond cutting performance in front of a tatami stand, with a strong focus on honing skills in every day sparring. In addition to helping practitioners develop their core cutting mechanics this workshop will give instructors with cutting experience a good progression of drills and training tips to help develop skills in their students.
Equipment: Blunt sword. This class will be taught with a longsword focus, but practitioners can choose to participate with their primary weapon of choice.



  • Doors open: 8am

  • Women's Longsword: 9am - 10:30am

  • Open Longsword: 10:30am - 1pm

  • Lunch: 1pm - 2pm

  • Longsword elims: 2pm - 3pm

  • First Blood Rapier: 3pm - 5.30pm

  • Finals: 5.30pm


  • Ringen: 7.30pm - 9.30pm

  • Workshop: 7.30pm - 9.30pm


  • Youth Tournaments: 9am - 11am

  • Sunday Morning Classes: 9am - 11am

  • Conventional Rapier: 11am - 1pm

  • Lunch: 1pm - 2pm

  • Rapier elims: 2pm - 3pm

  • Sword and Buckler: 3pm - 5.30pm

  • Finals: 5.30pm


The location of the event is:

More information for the event can also be found at our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/serfencingopen


All equipment will be checked when a fencer registers on the day for their tournaments. No fencer shall be allowed to participate until all of their gear has been inspected and passed. Participants are encouraged to contact the tournament organizers ahead of time if they have any questions regarding equipment. There may be limited equipment available the day of the tournament for participants to borrow. Some equipment may also be available for purchase on the day of the tournament.

Link: Equipment List


HEMA Alliance members please contact the organizers for the HEMAA code before buying Pass.

Please fill in all of the form and hit submit before buying the passes below.

Weekend Pass

This allows you to compete on Saturday Nov 9 and Sunday Nov 10 in any event you desire.

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Daily Pass

This allows you to come to one of the weekend event days.

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2019 Event T-Shirt

Design coming soon!

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Added fee to cover mat fees for the Ringen event on Friday.

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