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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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:...

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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...

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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...

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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...