Fencing: A Mental Fitness Game, Too?

If you’re familiar with fencing, you already know that this highly artistic sport and hobby is good for your body. Whether you’re sparring competitively or just practicing, those feints, appels and attacks require you to expend a significant amount of energy, so even a 30-minute session can turn into an excellent workout, too. Professional Australian […]

October 13, 2016 Blog Tags: ,

Fencing Foil History

The fencing foil has long been used in sword training. In fact, it get its name from the way that swords were detailed in order to make them safer to train with. Today, it’s one of the most popular forms of fencing that is used in training and competition. In the 18th century, the small […]

September 30, 2016 Blog, News Tags: , , ,

State Club Teams U/11 and U/15 Championship

There was never a fencing champion or any champion at all who didn’t work hard. It is the degree of hard work that separates the podium from the pack, and defines the colour of the medal. The praise and excitement for the under 15’s Silversword fencing A team winning the gold medal and the under […]

September 18, 2016 Blog, News

History of the Sabre

Fencing has a long and colorful history, starting over 3,000 years ago in Egypt. The history of the sabre (or saber) is an evolution based on actual combat. It has a distinct advantage over other fencing options, which is why it is often among the first weapons a student chooses. Though Egyptian history depicts individuals […]

September 7, 2016 Blog

Visit from Craig Kelly, Our Local Member of Parliament

Today, 6th August 2016, Craig Kelly, Member of Parliament, came to visit the Silversword Fencing Academy. He presented Coach Arash with two official Australian flags to present to Clubs Scherma Pisa Antonio di Ciolo and Escrime Pays d’Aix in France where our fencers, Courtney, Jack, Luke and Sarah will be training and competing in September […]

August 7, 2016 Blog, News

Silversword Fencing Academy-Developing Champions From the Young Age

This is a small tribute to grand Maestro Antonio Di Ciolo from Silversword Fencing Academy.  During my work and training with him at Pisa in September 2015, I became  fascinated and enticed with the idea and philosophy of developing champions from the young age. Concept of evolving that innate and instinct feelings kids have to absorb complex coordination skills like a sponge. In a […]

July 27, 2016 Blog

Your Child’s Introduction to Fencing 2

Fencing is a sport which is quickly becoming popular when it comes to kids activities because of everything that the child can learn. There are three main forms of fencing, and each have their own type of weapon. The three swords are known as the foil, the saber and the epee. Foil These started out […]

July 12, 2016 Blog

Is Fencing Still Popular?

Fencing, like many other classic hobbies, has become somewhat of a refined hobby. It is still popular, but not necessarily used as a survival tool as it once was. However, it still serves more than one fundamental purpose that all people can benefit from. Assessing Situations During a fencing match, it is important for the […]

June 30, 2016 Blog Tags: , ,

Moon Over Buffalo Production and Sword Fighting

We had a pleasure of working with talented actor, Emmanuel Nicolaou and actress, Lynda Leavers, choreographing the sword fighting part of the “Moon Over Buffalo” production. Special thanks goes to Tom Richards, director and Christine Weeks, Wardrobe & Props. We had the pleasure of seeing this play performed and how well they presented this scene. […]

June 5, 2016 Blog, News

Psychological Benefits: Fencing

While participating in any sport can be physically beneficial, there are specific psychological benefits of fencing that can’t be found in sports that involve predictable behaviours or outcomes. Of the many psychological benefits to be found, this article explores cognitive benefits in middle age. Middle Age Cognitive Processing During middle age, the cognitive processes tend […]

May 15, 2016 Blog Tags:
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