Silversword Fencing Academy Press Release

Local fencing academy, Silversword is celebrating an impressive 2019. The club has seen significant growth in numbers across all age groups from 5 to 55+ during 2019 and has achieved very impressive results at state, national and international levels. The Academy’s youngest fencers, competing in the u8 age group both finished the year on top […]

December 26, 2019 Blog, News

Want to Be a Better Fencer? Sleep More

Sleep. We know that isn’t the answer you were expecting, but it’s honestly one of the most important yet incredibly overlooked aspects of athletic success. Practice, training, and nutrition usually top the list. But sleep? Sleep tends to end up on the backburner. Why We Aren’t Sleeping Most fencers are participating in the sport for […]

June 14, 2019 Blog, News

Is Fencing a Dangerous Sport?

One of the questions we are frequently asked, especially by new fencers and parents, is whether or not fencing is a dangerous sport. Considering the involvement of weapons, this is a completely legitimate question. We want to address and reassure those with concerns. The Dangers Associated with Fencing As you progress, you’re going to find […]

June 4, 2019 Blog, News

Travel Considerations for Competitive Fencers

There is nothing easy about competition season. Training takes a ton of hard work and dedication and then, just to add to the stress, there is often a lot of travel involved. These tips will help you to plan for a healthy and less stressful tournament season. Plan Around School or Work Breaks Remember – […]

December 14, 2018 Blog Tags:

4 Cool Holiday Gift Ideas for Fencers

The holiday season is here. Whether you have a new or seasoned fencer in your life, you are probably wondering exactly what type of gift would really appeal to their tastes. We have some easy but cool ideas to get you started. Private Lessons We get it — we really do. Private lessons cost more […]

December 1, 2018 Blog Tags:

Fencing and Social Media: A Guide for Parents

Your child has really grown during their fencing lessons. You love watching their training sessions and competitions are exciting and fun for you as a parent, too. You’ve tried to document every aspect of his training with photos of new uniforms and gear and looks of sheer determination. But what are you doing with those […]

November 14, 2018 Blog

5 Tips for New Fencing Students

As a new fencing student, it’s important you develop strong practice habits from the very beginning. It doesn’t matter if you’re training casually or gearing up for your first tournament. Developing strong technique early on will make it easier for you to transition into a heavier practice schedule or to competition training as you progress. […]

October 14, 2018 Blog

How to Stay Energized and Focused on Long Fencing Days

Whether you’re at a long training clinic or away at a tournament, there are some days in your fencing career that are going to be just plain long. True fatigue can have a huge impact not only on your physical abilities, but your mental strength as well. The activity, gear, and long hours can do […]

September 14, 2018 Blog

Fencing During the School Year: Finding Balance

While some kids naturally do well in both sports and school at all times, others need a bit of guidance when it comes to juggling life obligations. We’re always happy when a child discovers his love of fencing and wants to spend more and more time training, but we also recognize how important it is […]

August 30, 2018 Blog

Fencing: It’s Not All About Competition Season

While tournament season is an exciting time for fencers of all ages, competition isn’t the end-all-be-all when it comes to the benefits you can gain from training. It’s important to stay motivated and continue training throughout the year so that you can learn new skills and improve upon those you need to advance in the […]

August 14, 2018 Blog, News
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