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Silversword Fencing Academy – Beginning of a Successful Jurney 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

3 Reasons You Should Take Up the Sport of Fencing This Winter

As April soon gives way to May with the approach of winter, you might feel the stretch of underworked muscles and wonder how you can keep your competitive edge and stay in shape during the cold months. The sport of fencing is undertaken indoors, and offers a number of health benefits that make it an […]

April 13, 2017 Blog, News

Darcy Herod-Welsh Under 11 Champion of the Tri-State Championship

Darcy Herod-Welsh, age 10 was the undefeated under 11s fencing champion at the Tri-State Championships held in Canberra on the 8th of April 2017. Darcy won gold at the tri-state championship which is held annually in Canberra in multiple weapons and age disciplines. Darcy has been fencing for just over a year. He started at […]

April 9, 2017 Blog, News

6 Things Only Fencers Will Understand

We’ve talked a bit about fencing with kids, attending tournaments, and what fencing gear to buy. This time around, let’s have a bit of fencing fun instead. If you’re a seasoned fencer, you know that the sport comes with certain facts that can be pretty humorous. Our involvement in fencing gives us a unique glimpse […]

April 7, 2017 News

Silversword Fencing Academy – Eight Silversword fencers achieved top eight of the state

Two very proud Silversword Academy coaches at the Roberta Nutt Shield (U15 Foil) fencers competition on Saturday 18 Feb 2017. From Jack we saw intelligent, determined, focused and consistent fencing. In a field of 31 competitors he finished in the top 8, losing his final bout by a mere 1 point. And Mei-Mei came home with […]

February 19, 2017 Blog, News
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