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

Lifelong Skills Gained from Fencing

Most parents are aware that playing sports is a good way to develop skills that will help their child socially and academically. Sport fencing is an individual and team activity that offers benefits and skills that will be used throughout your child’s life. There is so much more to this sport than physical activity, which […]

October 14, 2017 Blog

Social Skills Gained From Fencing

Many people see sport fencing as just another game, or an old-fashioned sport. But, there is a reason sport fencing is still popular in a time when fights are won with mechanical tools and keyboards. Personal Responsibility For fencers on a team, there is a unique level of personal responsibility. In most other sports, one […]

October 5, 2017 Blog Tags:

Sport Fencing Teaches You How to Use Other Swords

Just as the longsword and shield were the weapon of choice for knights, the Epee is the weapon of choice among those in sport fencing. It doesn’t bear much resemblance to most other swords, aside from its fundamental form. It’s incredibly thin, long, and lightweight, which is nothing at all like a longsword or a […]

September 14, 2017 Blog
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