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

Why Fencers Put Their Right Foot First

Posture and form are among the most important things to master in any martial art. Fencing teaches fencers to fight with their right foot in front. Why not the left foot? To understand why fencers place their right foot in front you’ll need a short history lesson. Left Foot First The origin of the left […]

September 7, 2017 Blog

Is the Sport of Fencing Dangerous?

There are dangers in almost every sport, but the sport of fencing has fewer than most. It’s not just the training, but the protective gear and competition methodology that make this sport among the safest out there. Protective Fencing Gear From the fencing mask or helmet right down to the longer socks, every area of […]

August 3, 2017 Blog

Help Your Child Practice Fencing

There are some unexpected benefits from helping your child practice fencing. Just like school, the lessons need to be practiced at home if they are to become an inherent part of the child’s skills and personality. And there are rewards you may not be able to get or give any other way. Good Sportsmanship In […]

July 20, 2017 Blog

Silversword Fencing Academy – Local Fencers Succeed at National Team Championships

 Last weekend 4 of the Helensburgh based  Silversword Fencing Academy fencers competed in the u17 and u15 National Championships in Perth. Courtney Buchanan, Jonas Dowson, Sarah Mitchell and Jack van Vreumingen all represented NSW in the national teams championship with some impressive results. Buchanan competed in the u17 womens events in epee and foil weapons. […]

July 15, 2017 Blog, News

Fitness and Development Kids to Adolescents

When it comes to fitness and development, kids and adolescents have different needs than adults. That’s why it’s important that any trainer or coach recognize the differences and plan accordingly. For instance, when it comes to lifting weights, up through adolescence, there should be limits on the amount of weight lifted in order to avoid causing […]

July 6, 2017 Blog, News

Silversword Fencing Academy’s Fencer’s Game Plan for Success

Winning is great and we all love to bite on the medal at the end of a comp BUT wining is not always a sign of success. If you are the under 17 National Champion and you win a gold medal against novices in a regional competition that is not success. But the same fencer […]

May 29, 2017 Blog, News

Silversword Fencing Academy: Producing Local Fencing Champions

The Silversword Fencing Academy, Helensburgh’s own fencing club is growing and in recent months has put together a string of successes. With six of the Academy’s fencers now invited to be part of the NSW Fencing Squad, and currently ranked in 3rd place overall in NSW this little Helensburgh club is hitting well above it’s […]

May 16, 2017 Blog, News
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