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) 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 some […]

February 19, 2017 Blog, News

Learn Fencing at School

Most of us can remember being taught some specific skills or sports during our physical education class that might have led us to follow up with more training and a passion for a specific sport. Some of the sports and skills introduced may have been gymnastics, wrestling or even fencing as well as the usual […]

February 10, 2017 Blog, News

Fencing in the Olympics

Sport fencing has a long and colorful history. Something that many don’t know is that fencing is one of the original Olympic Games, having been a competition since the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. This is a very versatile sport that features different categories within the Olympic parameters and many others outside the Olympics. […]

January 25, 2017 Blog, News

Silversword Fencing Academy: 2016 Press Release and The End of the Year Report

  Silversword Fencing Academy:  Top 10 for 2016 A little over a year ago, Silversword Fencing Academy set up its club at Helensburgh Community Centre. At the time, star local fencer and IAS Mercury Tobin Award winner, Courtney Buchanan was about to head off to represent Australia at the Commonwealth Fencing Championships in South Africa. […]

January 15, 2017 Blog, News

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 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

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

Miles Chamley-Wilson Changes the Face of Fencing

When US Olympian  Miles Chamley-Watson took his first fencing class, it wasn’t because he had any real interest in the sport. It wasn’t even because he felt like the outfits were cool. It was because he was getting into too much trouble doing anything else. Like any kid, he also thought swords were cool. Unable […]

August 2, 2016 News

Fencing and Other Team Sports

There is no doubt that there is some value to a child playing team sports. Fencing is just as valuable as other team sports and in some ways, even more so. This is because of the individual element involved in fencing. Rather than all players working toward a goal at one time, fencing teams allow […]

July 15, 2016 News Tags: , ,
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