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Silversword Fencing Academy – 2019 Report

03/01/2020

Wow what a year 2019 has been for Silversword! Thank you to all our fencers and their families for your support and friendship and we look forward to doing it all again in 2019. Silversword is a relatively modest sized club with around 40 fencers aged 5- 55+ of...

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Silversword Fencing Academy Press Release

26/12/2019

Local fencing academy, Silversword is celebrating an impressive 2019. The club has seen significant growth in numbers across all age groups from 5 to 55+ during 2019 and has achieved very impressive results at state, national and international levels. The Academy’s youngest fencers, competing in the u8 age group...

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Fencing During Cold & Flu Season

30/11/2019

Cold and flu season is upon us. There is a common misconception that athletes are generally healthier than those who do not exercise. While this is generally true, you may be as surprised as we were to find that there is a period of time, after intense exercise, wherein...

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Wheelchair Fencing Makes a Debut at OU

31/10/2019

While at first glance it may seem like fencing is a sport limited to able-bodied athletes, parafencing, or wheelchair fencing, was introduced to the world at the International Stoke Mandeville Games (ISMG) back in 1954.  At the time, a demonstration was given by a paraplegic patient and his instructor,...

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Parenting a Fencer: How to Support Yourself

14/10/2019

You thought this was going to be another post on how to make sure you are supporting your kids through their fencing career, right? Well, guess what. You’re important, too — and we know how dedicated parents (and spouses and other loved ones) have to be to deal with...

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Feeling Bored? Breathe Some Life Back into Your Fencing Practice

30/09/2019

It happens to the best of us. We work hard, we train, we have our ups and downs, and then one day we wake up and just sort of feel burnt out. All of the sudden, just the thought of getting in the car to go to fencing practice...

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3 Habits That Will Make You a Great Fencer

14/09/2019

For some, fencing is merely a hobby — and that’s totally okay with us. Others view fencing differently, especially when it comes to the sport’s more competitive aspects. If you belong to the latter group, you may find yourself constantly looking for ways to improve. The reality is that...

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New to Fencing? How to Watch a Bout

14/08/2019

Wait. What? There are instructions for how to watch fencing bouts? Not exactly, but there are definitely some things you can do — as a parent, friend, or even new fencer — to make the most out of your time watching others compete. Fencing isn’t necessarily as popular as...

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6 Reasons Your Child Should Be in a Sport

06/08/2019

Let’s face it. Not every child is going to end up with a list of beloved sports, simply shifting focus from season to season. Even still, sports activities help to develop social skills, promote teamwork, and practice healthy lifestyle habits. While not every child will end up playing an...

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Tournament 101: The Athlete/Coach Relationship

14/07/2019

Take a close look at just about any sporting event and you’ll notice one thing — whether it’s a team sport or an individual competition, every group or athlete has a coach on the sideline. Your relationship with your coach extends far beyond practice. They’re there to help you...