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Fencing 101: How to Avoid Burnout

We know how much you love fencing. We also know how difficult it is to balance work or school, fencing, and other life obligations. While serious fencers need to spend a lot of time in practice, they also know how important it is to step away from time to time to regroup and avoid burnout. […]

October 2, 2018 News

Fencing: It’s Not All About Competition Season

While tournament season is an exciting time for fencers of all ages, competition isn’t the end-all-be-all when it comes to the benefits you can gain from training. It’s important to stay motivated and continue training throughout the year so that you can learn new skills and improve upon those you need to advance in the […]

August 14, 2018 Blog, News

Silversword Fencing Academy Report – January to July 2018

At SFA we like to focus on progress towards good fencing. This means that you don’t always get the results you want right now because you focus on becoming a better fencer down the track. This is especially true of our younger/newer fencers. There are two kinds of goals: effort goals and outcome goals. Ranking […]

August 4, 2018 News

Fencing 101: Hygiene Etiquette

While it may seem like a common sense issue that shouldn’t need to be discussed, there is from time to time a need to remind students about some important personal hygiene issues that need to be kept in mind during fencing training and tournament season. Athletes spend a lot of time in close quarters, which […]

August 3, 2018 Blog, News

How to Be a More Supportive Fencing Parent

All parents want to see their children do well in sports. It doesn’t matter if it’s football, baseball, soccer, a martial art, or fencing. The desire to see our kids do well can be somewhat overwhelming. As a result, a lot of fencing parents try to push their children to get better and better when […]

July 6, 2018 News

Silversword Handicaps Championships April 2018

Silversword Fencing Academy Championship The end of Term 1 arrived and, by popular demand, the academy organised a handicapped championship for our members in three categories – under 9’s, under 15’s and Open age groups. We were delighted to see the championship carried out with high quality techniques and performances from all members involved. We […]

April 15, 2018 Blog, News

How to Practice Fencing at Home

Your first fencing lessons are incredibly exciting. The new knowledge is overwhelming yet interesting and leaves a lot of new fencers feeling inspired to practice fencing at home. Don’t. While you may want to practice as often as possible, the beginning months of your training should be limited to practice in your academy alone. Practicing […]

April 3, 2018 News

Improving Your Cardiovascular Endurance for Fencing

Watch any two fencers, in practice or in competition, and it’s easy to see how much physical effort goes into what they are doing. In order to become a strong fencer, one must focus on conditioning. There is a lot of muscular conditioning necessary to maintain great footwork, but cardiovascular conditioning will give you the […]

March 15, 2018 News

Please Reconsider Before Dropping Fencing from Your Schedule

Life is busy. Very busy. Children and teens today have schedules that rival the ones we had at their ages; many rivaling the ones we keep as adults. It’s incredibly easy to become overwhelmed and start looking for ways to cut back, save time, minimize back-and-forth travel, and simply create some breathing room. Sometimes we […]

March 7, 2018 News

Silversword International Foil Clinic 2018

The SilverSword Fencing Academy would like to invite you to their first International Foil Clinic for Fencers. Our guest coach this year will be Simone Piccini from the Antonio Di Colio Fencing Club in Pisa. We will be running a four-day intensive training program for intermediate to advanced students. Fencers will be provided with an […]

March 1, 2018 Blog, News
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