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Is Fencing a Dangerous Sport?

One of the questions we are frequently asked, especially by new fencers and parents, is whether or not fencing is a dangerous sport. Considering the involvement of weapons, this is a completely legitimate question. We want to address and reassure those with concerns. The Dangers Associated with Fencing As you progress, you’re going to find […]

June 4, 2019 Blog, News

Preparing for Your First Fencing Competition: What to Expect

You’ve spent months preparing and the big day is coming soon — your first fencing competition. While your thoughts are likely on your technique, and maybe your nerves, it’s important to make sure you know what to expect when you walk through the doors for the first time. Making Sure You Are Prepared You need […]

May 14, 2019 News

6 Reasons We All Need to Lose from Time to Time

Why Fencers Need to Experience Loss

Winning is definitely an incredible feeling, and it’s great reward for hard work and effort. Losing, on the other hand, doesn’t usually feel quite as good. That doesn’t mean it’s a bad thing, though. As a matter of fact, losing is incredibly important to the growth of any athlete. Why Fencers Need to Experience Loss […]

May 1, 2019 News

The Future is Here: Lightsaber Fencing

Love Star Wars? Spend hours imagining yourself in the midst of a heart-pounding lightsaber battle? Fencers in France will soon be able to turn their dreams into reality, as the French Fencing Federation has officially accepted the registration of lightsaber dueling. That’s right, folks. It’s officially a sport. Combatting the ‘Dark Side’ According to the […]

April 14, 2019 News

What You Need to Know About That Referee

You love them. You hate them. They’re the referees at your child’s fencing tournament – or baseball, basketball, soccer or other sporting event. They’re everywhere, and they have a tough job to do. Sometimes they make great calls and other times they mess up, but they are always – for the most part – as […]

April 2, 2019 News

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
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