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Sport Fencing Terms That Matter

As a beginning sport fencer there are fencing terms and words that will confuse you at first. Because fencing is a traditionally French sport, it only makes sense that so many of the terms are French. But never fear, you don’t need to learn a new language—just get a grasp on a few phrases.  Beginning […]

December 1, 2016 Blog Tags: ,

Fencing: Prepare Your Mind as Well as Your Body

When you first start learning the sport of fencing, it’s easy to focus on the footwork and various techniques. If you’re especially enthusiastic, you might even start spending more time in the gym in order to build up your muscles and become physically stronger. If you’re like many people, however, there is one thing that […]

November 15, 2016 Blog Tags: , ,

Silversword International Camp 2016

The Trip Silversword Fencing Academy organised a camp with her allied clubs in Escrime PAYS D’Aix, in Aix-en-Provence, France and Escrime Antonio Di Ciolo, in Pisa, Italy. The Silversword coaching methods and philosophies are very similar to these two European clubs, which have proven highly effective producing successful fencers with superior skills. These two clubs […]

Fencing: A Mental Fitness Game, Too?

If you’re familiar with fencing, you already know that this highly artistic sport and hobby is good for your body. Whether you’re sparring competitively or just practicing, those feints, appels and attacks require you to expend a significant amount of energy, so even a 30-minute session can turn into an excellent workout, too. Professional Australian […]

October 13, 2016 Blog Tags: ,

Fencing Foil History

The fencing foil has long been used in sword training. In fact, it get its name from the way that swords were detailed in order to make them safer to train with. Today, it’s one of the most popular forms of fencing that is used in training and competition. In the 18th century, the small […]

September 30, 2016 Blog, News Tags: , , ,

State Club Teams U/11 and U/15 Championship

There was never a fencing champion or any champion at all who didn’t work hard. It is the degree of hard work that separates the podium from the pack, and defines the colour of the medal. The praise and excitement for the under 15’s Silversword fencing A team winning the gold medal and the under […]

September 18, 2016 Blog, News

History of the Sabre

Fencing has a long and colorful history, starting over 3,000 years ago in Egypt. The history of the sabre (or saber) is an evolution based on actual combat. It has a distinct advantage over other fencing options, which is why it is often among the first weapons a student chooses. Though Egyptian history depicts individuals […]

September 7, 2016 Blog

Visit from Craig Kelly, Our Local Member of Parliament

Today, 6th August 2016, Craig Kelly, Member of Parliament, came to visit the Silversword Fencing Academy. He presented Coach Arash with two official Australian flags to present to Clubs Scherma Pisa Antonio di Ciolo and Escrime Pays d’Aix in France where our fencers, Courtney, Jack, Luke and Sarah will be training and competing in September […]

August 7, 2016 Blog, News

Silversword Fencing Academy-Developing Champions From the Young Age

This is a small tribute to grand Maestro Antonio Di Ciolo from Silversword Fencing Academy.  During my work and training with him at Pisa in September 2015, I became  fascinated and enticed with the idea and philosophy of developing champions from the young age. Concept of evolving that innate and instinct feelings kids have to absorb complex coordination skills like a sponge. In a […]

July 27, 2016 Blog

Your Child’s Introduction to Fencing 2

Fencing is a sport which is quickly becoming popular when it comes to kids activities because of everything that the child can learn. There are three main forms of fencing, and each have their own type of weapon. The three swords are known as the foil, the saber and the epee. Foil These started out […]

July 12, 2016 Blog
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