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How Early Can a Child Begin Sport Fencing?

Many parents choose to have their children participate in team sports from an early age. This helps the child learn about teamwork, achieving goals, and sportsmanship. Fencing is not typically considered a team sport. This athletic endeavor is more for helping a child achieve personal goals, taking personal responsibility and accepting the challenge not necessarily […]

January 14, 2017 Blog

Sport Fencing: A Challenge for Yourself

When most think of sport fencing or sword fighting they tend to picture parrying and thrusting against an opponent. Yes, this is what fencing is about but the challenges of the sport are less about the opponent and more about the individual. Time Sport fencing is a very precise sport that requires a great deal […]

January 5, 2017 Blog

Three Reasons Fencing Is Good For Kids

Fencing…and kids? If you’ve never experienced fencing first-hand, it might seem like a dubious connection at first. But the truth about fencing is that it’s about much more than just fighting with swords (swords that are modified to be safe, at that). Learning to fence can actually benefit children in a wide range of ways, […]

December 8, 2016 Blog Tags: ,

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
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