How to Keep Your Cool Before a Tournament

It doesn’t matter what sport you’re participating in, fencing or otherwise. Nerves are a normal part of life, especially before any sort of competitive event. Letting your feelings of anxiety get the best of you can hinder your performance, though. So what can you do to stay calm before your event starts? Stay Focused On […]

March 14, 2019 News

Unwillingness to Fight in Fencing

As you may have heard by now, the International Fencing Federation (FIE) has instituted a new rule governing what will happen if two fencers are unwilling to fight in competition. The FIE is considered the governing body, recognized globally and by the International Olympic Committee, for the fencing world. The organization oversees creation and implementation […]

March 5, 2019 News

Storing and Caring for Fencing Equipment at Home

Silversword Fencing Academy -Storing and Caring for Fencing Equipment at Home

  Fencing equipment isn’t quite like others sports equipment. Your gear and weapons can be fragile and need to be carried, cleaned, and stored away carefully between use. Taking care of your gear will ensure it’s always in great shape, capable of protecting you the way it should. Here are a few tips to consider. […]

February 14, 2019 News

Are You Giving Fencing Your All?

  Some people are born with athletic talent. Others have to work a little harder to learn new skills and succeed. The most interesting thing about this observation, though, is that those with natural-born talent are not always the best at what they do. Sometimes they take their skills for granted and feel they don’t […]

February 5, 2019 News

Are You Distracting Your Child During Practice?

Let’s start this out by making one point clear — we love it when parents take an interest in what their kids are doing, and we encourage parents to watch practices. Occasionally, though, your presence may be distracting your child or hindering their progress. Here’s what you need to know about being a good observer […]

January 14, 2019 News

3 Ways to Take Your Fencing Practice to the Next Level in 2019

The New Year is here! We hope you enjoyed the holiday season and had a fabulous time celebrating with family and friends. We know you probably have a few resolutions or goals that pertain to your fencing practice, so here we are to offer a few more suggestions as to how you can elevate yourself […]

January 3, 2019 News

Don’t Hide Your Passion for Fencing

So you’ve started taking fencing lessons and you’re falling in love with your new hobby. The problem? Not a lot of people you know really know about or understand fencing and you’re not sure how to share your new hobby without boring them to tears. Don’t hide your love of the sport! Show Your Friends […]

November 3, 2018 News

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
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