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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

Learning Proper Fencing Etiquette

Learning Proper Fencing Etiquette

One of the first things your fencing coaches should teach you is proper etiquette. Proper fencing etiquette should be practiced during regular training and, as such, will become second nature when you are at a tournament or event. While there aren’t a lot of fancy movements to remember, most of them do come with significant […]

January 14, 2018 Blog

Building Better Relationships within the Fencing Community

The fencing community is small yet mighty; growing, but still a close-knit group. It is rare to walk into a fencing school or competition and get the sensation that there is dissent among competitors, and this is for good reasons. We all recognize that we are a part of the same community and support each […]

January 5, 2018 Blog

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

Preventing Common Fencing Injuries

There is risk of injury, small or large, with any sport. While fencing is safe in theory, everyone serious about the sport will tell you a story about an injury sustained during his career, whether in training or in competition. Knowing a little bit about what fencing injuries are most common will help you to […]

December 14, 2017 Blog Tags:

4 Reasons to Give Fencing a Try

The sport of fencing artfully combines physical power and intellect into a competition that is not only fun to watch (or participate in) but incredibly healthy as well. Whether you love other sports or have struggled to fit in, you may just find that fencing is the missing piece to your athletic puzzle. Seriously, It’s […]

December 5, 2017 Blog

Homeschooling with Fencing

Homeschooling means overcoming challenges that may not be faced in public schools, like plentiful socializing or physical activity. That’s not to say it’s not the best choice for some, with some creative problem solving. Homeschooling with fencing may just be the best solution for some homeschool students who want to solve the riddle of socializing […]

November 14, 2017 Blog

Choosing the Right Fencing Weapon

It’s not easy to choose the right fencing weapon, just because they all have their own appeal. But, choosing your fencing weapon also means choosing your fighting style to some extent, so it’s not just the weapon that should be taken into consideration, but the physique, thought process, and general abilities as well. Epee The […]

November 3, 2017 Blog
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