Federation Statement

We believe in sports and martial arts being a force peacefully uniting people and nations and therefore condemn Russian terrorist agression on Ukraine.

We noticed very little reactions from our fellow Russian HEMA community condemning war criminal policy of their state. We understand that Russia is a totalitarian regime and therefore any opposition puts individuals and their families at risk, but we know that there are forms of resistance for those wanting it. We want to appreciate individuals who have the courage to stand for what is right.

Poland currently blocked Russian citizens from visiting our country and we fully support it. From now on until further notice we ban all fencers from Russia and Belarus living abroad from attending any FEDER HEMA tournaments with the exception for those individuals who stated clearly their opposition to current Russian politics regarding war in Ukraine and choose to represent non-Russian clubs and their banners.

We stand with Ukraine as brothers and sisters as much as we can.