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

5 Tips for Being Lighter on Your Feet

One of the most important attributes of any sport is good footwork. When it comes to fencing, speed and quickness are important but being light on your feet is paramount. Here are some ways to step up your footwork game. Take Your Shoes Off It sounds silly, but your shoes aren’t doing the work – […]

May 14, 2017 Blog

3 Reasons You Should Take Up the Sport of Fencing This Winter

As April soon gives way to May with the approach of winter, you might feel the stretch of underworked muscles and wonder how you can keep your competitive edge and stay in shape during the cold months. The sport of fencing is undertaken indoors, and offers a number of health benefits that make it an […]

April 13, 2017 Blog, News

Darcy Herod-Welsh Under 11 Champion of the Tri-State Championship

Darcy Herod-Welsh, age 10 was the undefeated under 11s fencing champion at the Tri-State Championships held in Canberra on the 8th of April 2017. Darcy won gold at the tri-state championship which is held annually in Canberra in multiple weapons and age disciplines. Darcy has been fencing for just over a year. He started at […]

April 9, 2017 Blog, News
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