Fencing is coming to Helensburgh. And by fencing, we mean sword fighting!
The SilverSword Fencing Academy opens next term, under the guidance of one of Australia’s leading coaches Dr Arash Karpour.
Arash is an expert in the Olympic Sport, and is the foundation coach for some of Australia’s highest-ranked young fencers. Now, he’s bringing all he knows to Helensburgh!
“Fencing is a combat sport involving three different weapons”, says Arash, “the foil, epee
and sabre, which approximate those used in historic sword fights.
“Fencing has a
great many benefits for young people,” he says. “It has strict codes of sportsmanship,
helps to develop hand eye coordination, quick reflexes and strategic thinking.”
Arash says fencing is an active sport which is fantastic for developing fitness. “All our
sessions include a fitness for fencing program that is tailored to the needs and
abilities of young people,” he says.”There have been claims fencing helps mathematical development and is of benefit of people with ADD/ADHD.”
And fears about safety have been addressed. “Fencing is one of the safest sports,” says Arash,”and
low rate of injury.”
Arash says fencing is a sport of the future. “Australia has been investing in the sport and the results are starting to show as young Aussie fencers break into the elite level on the world stage.”
All the gear is provided by SilverSword, with lessons at the Helensburgh Community Hall on Wednesdays, for everyone aged 7 and up.
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