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Silversword Fencing Academy – 2017 End of the Year Report

The NSW Fencing Calendar has been completed and this year saw our club post some very credible results. Overall, our club finished in 6th (out of 28) position in NSW. This is an excellent result by a small, regional club and reflects the attitude of our fencers to have a go and learn and improve […]

December 14, 2017 Blog, News

Silversword Fencing Academy – Local Fencers Succeed at National Team Championships

 Last weekend 4 of the Helensburgh based  Silversword Fencing Academy fencers competed in the u17 and u15 National Championships in Perth. Courtney Buchanan, Jonas Dowson, Sarah Mitchell and Jack van Vreumingen all represented NSW in the national teams championship with some impressive results. Buchanan competed in the u17 womens events in epee and foil weapons. […]

July 15, 2017 Blog, News

Fencing Equipment and Readiness for New Fencers

Beginner fencers need to have some basic fencing equipment to get started, but it’s important not to invest too much before you become familiar with your personal style and preference. Safety is of the utmost importance, so the proper clothing and protection is a must. For weapons, the requirements are a little different. Beginners can […]

July 14, 2017 News

Fitness and Development Kids to Adolescents

When it comes to fitness and development, kids and adolescents have different needs than adults. That’s why it’s important that any trainer or coach recognize the differences and plan accordingly. For instance, when it comes to lifting weights, up through adolescence, there should be limits on the amount of weight lifted in order to avoid causing […]

July 6, 2017 Blog, News

Silversword Fencing Academy – Beginning of a Successful Journey in Montreal

Silversword Fencing Academy – Canada is the Sydney’s Silversword Fencing Academy’s sister based in Montreal. Mr. Yousef Alagheband the academy’s international coach started the branch in Montreal at the beginning of 2016. The academy’s seasoned coach demonstration for skill and passion for fencing very quickly attracted a warm welcome from the locals and set on a […]

June 17, 2017 News

How to Deal with Athletes Choking

Choking – the psychological kind, not the physical kind – is a serious issue for athletes, especially in sports like fencing where razor-sharp focus is a must. When an athlete “chokes,” they essentially freeze up and find it intensely difficult to make decisions, especially the kind of split-second decisions needed to respond to an opponent. […]

June 14, 2017 News

Psychological Development of Athletes

Psychology is a major part of fencing. In order to play an effective game, the fencer must use both his mind and his physical prowess to confuse and outwit his opponent. That’s just one reason why psychological development is so important for our athletes. At Silversword Fencing, we focus on the athlete as a whole […]

June 7, 2017 News

Silversword Fencing Academy’s Fencer’s Game Plan for Success

Winning is great and we all love to bite on the medal at the end of a comp BUT wining is not always a sign of success. If you are the under 17 National Champion and you win a gold medal against novices in a regional competition that is not success. But the same fencer […]

May 29, 2017 Blog, News

Silversword Fencing Academy: Producing Local Fencing Champions

The Silversword Fencing Academy, Helensburgh’s own fencing club is growing and in recent months has put together a string of successes. With six of the Academy’s fencers now invited to be part of the NSW Fencing Squad, and currently ranked in 3rd place overall in NSW this little Helensburgh club is hitting well above it’s […]

May 16, 2017 Blog, News

3 Common Misconceptions about Fencing

Fencing is a sport of agility, takes considerable skill, and does a lot to train both the mind and body. Despite all of the positive benefits of participation, there are still a myriad of misconceptions out there about the sport. Let’s put a few to rest today. Fencing is Just for Boys This stereotypical misconception […]

May 5, 2017 News
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