What is FIM

“FIM – FISAS International Meeting” from 1999 is a meeting point for lovers of Historical Fencing and European Martial Arts.

The idea behind FIM is to have a meeting point, unique in its kind, concentrating together in one place gyms, restaurant and hotel. This in order to allow our guests to focus on a period of fencing and martial arts at the highest level without having to worry about anything. Bring just your equipment and your enthusiasm, anything else has been already taken care of!

Previously hosted in its historical venue in Verbania, on the shores of Lake Maggiore, FIM finds today a new home in the The Sports Center “La Ghirada – The city of sports” placed just outside the city of Treviso, the beautiful capital of the ancient Venetian history, few kilometers far from Venice.

Who is FIM intended to:

FIM is a meeting dedicated to Historical Fencing and European Martial Arts in general and it is open to everybody.

Anyone intending to participate to FIM will be required to bring the standard personal protection (fencing mask is mandatory) and, possibly, his/her own swords.
FIM will provide a limited armory, while stocks last, to allow each participant to attend the desired workshops.

FIM is also a meeting and exchange opportunity for enthusiasts and scholars of European Martial Arts, not only for the presence of first-order instructors, but also for the cultural activities that are organized in along with the event.

The gathering of different schools, different disciplines, in one venue fully equipped with gyms, bar, restaurant and hotel will allow each participant to live an experience unique in its kind.

It’s not just training and research to characterize the FIM: the real protagonists are our guests!