Tips for Travelling to Fencing Tournaments With Kids

Is your little one excelling at fencing? Congratulations! You just might have a real prodigy on your hands. If you’re considering entering your first tournament or competition, know that often at least a modicum of travel is required. When you have children in tow, both long and short trips can become challenging; little ones get […]

March 15, 2017 Blog

Silversword Fencing Academy – Eight Silversword fencers achieved top eight of the state

Two very proud Silversword Academy coaches at the Roberta Nutt Shield (U15 Foil) fencers competition on Saturday 18 Feb 2017. From Jack we saw intelligent, determined, focused and consistent fencing. In a field of 31 competitors he finished in the top 8, losing his final bout by a mere 1 point. And Mei-Mei came home with […]

February 19, 2017 Blog, News

Learn Fencing at School

Most of us can remember being taught some specific skills or sports during our physical education class that might have led us to follow up with more training and a passion for a specific sport. Some of the sports and skills introduced may have been gymnastics, wrestling or even fencing as well as the usual […]

February 10, 2017 Blog, News

Fencing in the Olympics

Sport fencing has a long and colorful history. Something that many don’t know is that fencing is one of the original Olympic Games, having been a competition since the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. This is a very versatile sport that features different categories within the Olympic parameters and many others outside the Olympics. […]

January 25, 2017 Blog, News

Silversword Fencing Academy: 2016 Press Release and The End of the Year Report

  Silversword Fencing Academy:  Top 10 for 2016 A little over a year ago, Silversword Fencing Academy set up its club at Helensburgh Community Centre. At the time, star local fencer and IAS Mercury Tobin Award winner, Courtney Buchanan was about to head off to represent Australia at the Commonwealth Fencing Championships in South Africa. […]

January 15, 2017 Blog, News

How Early Can a Child Begin Sport Fencing?

Many parents choose to have their children participate in team sports from an early age. This helps the child learn about teamwork, achieving goals, and sportsmanship. Fencing is not typically considered a team sport. This athletic endeavor is more for helping a child achieve personal goals, taking personal responsibility and accepting the challenge not necessarily […]

January 14, 2017 Blog

Sport Fencing: A Challenge for Yourself

When most think of sport fencing or sword fighting they tend to picture parrying and thrusting against an opponent. Yes, this is what fencing is about but the challenges of the sport are less about the opponent and more about the individual. Time Sport fencing is a very precise sport that requires a great deal […]

January 5, 2017 Blog

Three Reasons Fencing Is Good For Kids

Fencing…and kids? If you’ve never experienced fencing first-hand, it might seem like a dubious connection at first. But the truth about fencing is that it’s about much more than just fighting with swords (swords that are modified to be safe, at that). Learning to fence can actually benefit children in a wide range of ways, […]

December 8, 2016 Blog Tags: ,

Sport Fencing Terms That Matter

As a beginning sport fencer there are fencing terms and words that will confuse you at first. Because fencing is a traditionally French sport, it only makes sense that so many of the terms are French. But never fear, you don’t need to learn a new language—just get a grasp on a few phrases.  Beginning […]

December 1, 2016 Blog Tags: ,

Fencing: Prepare Your Mind as Well as Your Body

When you first start learning the sport of fencing, it’s easy to focus on the footwork and various techniques. If you’re especially enthusiastic, you might even start spending more time in the gym in order to build up your muscles and become physically stronger. If you’re like many people, however, there is one thing that […]

November 15, 2016 Blog Tags: , ,
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