Fencing 101: Hygiene Etiquette

While it may seem like a common sense issue that shouldn’t need to be discussed, there is from time to time a need to remind students about some important personal hygiene issues that need to be kept in mind during fencing training and tournament season. Athletes spend a lot of time in close quarters, which […]

August 3, 2018 Blog, News

Nutrition Tips for Serious Fencers

You’ve been training hard. You’re focused and determined. You practice with your coaches and team and you keep up with your personal training program as well. Are you ready to take your fencing career to the next level? It may be time to tighten up your nutrition plan. Drink Your Water Water is one of […]

July 18, 2018 Blog

Learning to Control Your Emotions When Fencing

Stress happens in all aspects of our lives, and that includes while we’re learning to fence and first competing. Even some seasoned fencers will admit to feeling as though their emotions are getting the best of them in training or during a match. While it’s important to acknowledge and process the things you are feeling, […]

June 14, 2018 Blog

3 Books Every Fencer Should Have in His Library

As you embark on your fencing journey, you may find yourself enamored by the history and the techniques you’re learning. While it’s not uncommon for new participants to run out in search of videos and books on the subject, some people go a bit overboard, overwhelm and confuse themselves, and push themselves into information overload […]

May 31, 2018 Blog

Fencing and Your College Application: What You Need to Know

Most people aren’t thinking of their child’s college prospects when they first sign them up for fencing classes. As they get a little older, though, the thought of what will look good on a college application becomes a very real consideration. It not only looks great in terms of admissions, but when you start the […]

May 14, 2018 Blog

How to Keep Up Your Fencing Practice if You Travel a Lot

Do you spend a lot of time on the road for work? If so, you may find it difficult to keep up with your fencing training at your regular school. The good news is there are quite a few things you can do to keep up your training between sessions, with some fencing practice drills. […]

May 8, 2018 Blog

Silversword Handicaps Championships April 2018

Silversword Fencing Academy Championship The end of Term 1 arrived and, by popular demand, the academy organised a handicapped championship for our members in three categories – under 9’s, under 15’s and Open age groups. We were delighted to see the championship carried out with high quality techniques and performances from all members involved. We […]

April 15, 2018 Blog, News

Adding Private Fencing Lessons to Your Schedule

Fencing is an incredibly versatile sport in the way it supports both team efforts and individual accomplishments. While training, students work with their coaches and classmates to perform drills and to help each other improve through sparring practice. At the same time, students compete individually, striving for their own unique goals. While group lessons are […]

April 14, 2018 Blog

Silversword International Foil Clinic 2018

The SilverSword Fencing Academy would like to invite you to their first International Foil Clinic for Fencers. Our guest coach this year will be Simone Piccini from the Antonio Di Colio Fencing Club in Pisa. We will be running a four-day intensive training program for intermediate to advanced students. Fencers will be provided with an […]

March 1, 2018 Blog, News

5 Great Fencing Blogs You Should Follow

Just getting into the world of fencing? Have you been participating for a while but want to learn more? There are quite a number of incredible resources on the web, like fencing blogs that provide great insight into the world of fencing, offering tips, criticisms, and inspiration for advanced practice and study. Better Fencer Jason […]

February 14, 2018 Blog
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