Ars Gladii Open

We are still finalizing details, so please check back soon. Registration, however, is open.

When: April 23-24th, 2022
Where: The PARC, 650 Church St., Plymouth MI, 48170
Cost: $70, includes all tournament events and classes

Please note the following dates:
April 1 – Last day for ticket refunds*
April 19 – Last day to purchase tickets

Tournament Registration is NOW CLOSED. Persons wanting to attend classes only may still purchase tickets through Friday, April 22nd.

* – Persons needing to cancel due to positive COVID infections, close contact, or potential symptomatic conditions starting April 18th through to April 24th, please contact us. A credit will be offered – do not come to the event in a questionable state because you don’t want to waste your money.



Longsword, Tier A and B
Medieval 1-Hand Sword
Longsword Cutting
Team Longsword
Women’s Longsword

Ruleset and Equipment Requirements:

What Division Should I Fence In?

Tier A
If you are always making it the the higher bracket stages in your competitions, and in contention for a medal, Tier A is for you.

Tier B
Tier B is for fencers who:

– Are new to tournament fencing.
– Do not typically advance out of pools, or are eliminated early in bracket stages.

We expect most tournament competitors will be part of the Tier B tournament – Tier B is not “the novice division” but rather the “general division”.

Note: Please select only ONE of the two individual Longsword events. Any participant who registers for both will be unregistered from Tier B.

What is Team Longsword?

Team Longsword is an 3-fencer team event designed to to promote school spirit and healthy competition between groups, rather than just between individuals. All participants are eligible to participate. Teams will be registered the day of the tournament. Each team must consist of members of the same school or club. Those without a club or who do not have enough participating members will be randomly assigned to mixed school teams at the end of registration. For more information, see the Ruleset link above.


More details coming soon, but our current instructor list includes:

  • Stephan Cheney
  • Kat Dunham
  • Sean Franklin
  • Josh Furrate
  • Rebecca Glass
  • Scott Jeffers
  • Sigmund Werndorf
  • Frank Zamary
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