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

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
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