Plastic Starter Kits


Plastic Fencing Starter Kits, $110 RED or BLUE

Includes Italian made Aramis/Nasycon Range Mask with wire viewing screen, and Plastic Foil (battery operated tip) highly flexible full size.

Great for practice and learning the Sport.

Very safe and light weight, the mask is fantastic and comfortable, with a mesh metal grill.

 

NEW ORDERS COMING IN FOR 2016.

PUT YOURS IN BEFORE THEY SELL OUT!!! (NEW STOCK IN APRIL)

 Mask 1      plasti foils  swordfighter mask and shirts



FIE - Bayonet Ban


Recent news released from FIE stating that “Equipment that does not work perfectly in all situations and therefore does not comply with FIE Rules (body wire with bayonet connection), Will not be accepted during equipment controls at FIE competitions.

The SEMI Commission will immediately contact manufacturers about this matter.”

Interesting news.. find out more on the link 



Plastic Suit Set


Plastic Foil Target Jacket

Plastic Target Vest

A great edition to the foil and mask for new fencers… the light up jacket is more realisitic and great for “playing Fencing



Sword Fighters Australia Products


Sword Fighters Australia Products for the home or office!

Sword Fighters Australia Calendar                Sword Fighters Australia Cap

Sword Fighters Australia Mug Back  Sword Fighters Australia Mug Front

Sword Fighters Australia Pen       Sword Fighters Australia Keyring Torch

Sword Fighters Australia iPhone Cover (personalised name engraving on iPhones)

Sword Fighters Australia Mug       Sword Fighters Australia Sweater

Popular and selling upon demand!

Womens Fencing T-Shirt      Womens T-Shirt Photo

Sword Fighters Mens T-Shirt        Sword Fighters Kids T-Shirt

Even a last minute Christmas present! 

For Prices and ordering please email : info@swordfightersaustralia.com

Download the SFA Products Order Form



Sword Fighters Australia Products


Sword Fighters Australia Products for the home or office!

Sword Fighters Australia Calendar                Sword Fighters Australia Cap

Sword Fighters Australia Mug Back  Sword Fighters Australia Mug Front

Sword Fighters Australia Pen       Sword Fighters Australia Keyring Torch

Sword Fighters Australia iPhone Cover

Sword Fighters Australia Mug       Sword Fighters Australia Sweater

Popular and selling upon demand!

Womens Fencing T-Shirt      Womens T-Shirt Photo

Sword Fighters Mens T-Shirt        Sword Fighters Kids T-Shirt

For Prices and ordering please email : info@swordfightersaustralia.com

Download the SFA Products Order Form



Christmas Presents


Always a popular gift to get students, children, Adults alike into the sport of Fencing.

How about a Fencing Christmas Present!?

We have Plastic Masks and Foils (Red or BlueNasycon Replica equipment for sale.

$240 for 2 sets.. Nasycon Equipment                                     Plastic Equipment

For more details email chris@swordfightersaustralia.comSword Fighter



New Sabre Grip


A bit of news on the Sabre “Pistol or Othopedic” Grip being ratified by the FIE.

Fencing.net article Link 

Sabre Pistol



Leon Paul Xchange masks


Apparently a number of Leon Paul bib Xchange masks are starting to fail, and don’t last as long as Lame’s due to extra handling during matches..

Good article  on the www.fencing.net forum Link



Presents


Still need that last minute Present… How about a Fencing Christmas Present!?

We have Plastic Masks and Foils (Red or BlueNasycon Replica equipment for sale.

$240 for 2 sets.. Nasycon Equipment                                     Plastic Equipment

For more details email chris@swordfightersaustralia.comSword Fighter

Please note that this equipment is generally used in our Parties Link 



Sabre… Dangerous?


Following on from a blog on 26th June,

The FIE has moved to improve the safety in Sabre, especially with the glove/gauntlet.

Fencing.net has an article on improvements being made Link 



Guide to Fencing Shoes


Fencing.net has a great article on which Fencing shoes to buy..

Its a pretty common question most coaches get asked.. so have a read of the link 



Fencing Shoes


What are the best Fencing Shoes for you?  Fencing.net has a great discussion on the subject Link



Last minute Christmas Presents


Still need that last minute Christmas Present… How about a Fencing Christmas Present!?  We have Plastic Masks and Foils (Red or BlueNasycon Replica equipment for sale.  $250 for 2 sets.. Nasycon Equipment    Plastic Equipment    For more details email chris@swordfightersaustralia.comSword Fighter



Conductive Bib Masks


As of January 1st 2011, All Australian Foil competitions will require a conductive bib.

FIE standards require clear or white wires and most new Lame’s have an attachment strip.

Masks are available for sale just email or go to the products page.



Adidas Shoes


Adidas High Top Shoes on Sale

Fencing.net has these shoes on sale! check it out

adidas high top

Clearance sale of the 2004 Adidas Adistar high top fencing shoe. A decent shoe that sold for as much as $260 when it first came out, now available for only $99 for a limited time.



Nike Air Ballestra


Announcing: New Nike Fencing Shoes

After 2 years of working with Nike on bringing their fencing shoe to market, Fencing.net
now has some great news on their New Nike Air Ballestra…..

 Nike Air Ballestra!Nike Air Balestra released in 2010
Pre-Order the Nike Air Ballestra from Fencing.Net.For more information go to  Link



Conductive Foil Bibs


The AFF has announced that;

“The conductive bib for Foil masks will become a requirement for all AFF level tournaments from 1st January, 2011.  The requirement will be for FIE approved masks only, for safety and potential insurance risk reasons, no converted conventional masks will be accepted.”

This notification provides the required 6 month lead time previously agreed to by the members of the AFF.

For more information go to AFF Link



Fencing Equipment


With the National Championships AFF #1 on in Melbourne this weekend there are a number of people looking to borrow gear.

If you have any FIE gear but arent using it all day’s this weekend please contact me. I’ll be available at the state centre on thursday for the live broadcast…

chris@swordfightersaustralia.com



Equipment Sale


Looking for cheap gear?

Former Australian company Aladdin is selling all its left over stock.

20-50% off.

Check it out.

download flyer: aladdin stock



Transparent Visor Mask update


FIE suspends use of Transparent Mask 

Due to the recent failure of a transparent mask, the FIE have decided to suspend and forbid, until further notice the use of the transparent mask at foil and epee at all FIE official competitions. The FIE urgent letter and the conclusions of the laboratory are at http://www.fie.ch/Fencing/Letters.aspx

Since the notice a statement has been released from Leon Paul. uk

”This weekend following the receipt of a technical report regarding the failure of a Ulhmann transparent mask at the Junior European Championships the F.I.E. have temporarily suspended their use at its competitions for foil and epee. Leon Paul have reviewed all the technical evidence and the reports from the independent technical advisor who tested the mask that failed and two other independent experts. All of this confirms our continued belief that a mask that is made according to the FIE rules that incorporates in its design all of the features that are suggested in the FIE rules is perfectly safe provided it is used according to the manufacturer’s instructions.”

Until further notice this means the transparent masks wont be used…



Plastic Fencing Foils and Masks


Do you need a mask and foil?

                                             Want to have Fencing Sessions at home or school?

Sword Fighters Australia is taking orders for the fantastic (Nasycon) sets available as a great Fencing Instructor kit

for kids and adults alike. (Photos on the Product Page above)

email chris@swordfightersaustralia.com for prices and numbers

Latest price of $125 AUD [1 mask and 1 foil]

or 2 sets for $240 !!!!

LIMITED NUMBERS NOW

mask and foil   Sword Fighter Masks



Devotion Launch


The new sports brand Devotion is having its Launch Party this friday night 29th May in North Melbourne.

Come and check it out!~

Devotion Launch

www.devotionactivewear.com



Fencing T-Shirts


How many Fencing T-Shirts are there!

When many of you started fencing, it was a rarity to find one….still the best place is at a Competition, mainly the big events in your locality… But here are a few examples

1  2  3  4  5

6  7  8  9  10

11  12  13  14  15

16  17  18  19  20

21  22  23  24  25



Wuxi Uniforms maybe Banned


Chinese Fencing Brand (Wuxi / Jiang) said to be banned by the European Union.

The EU’s Consumer Affairs division (under report: ”RAPEX”) has safety concerns with its FIE clothing protective strength.

Wuxi has apparently recalled its line with EU officials banning the sale of the “Beijing FIE 800N Jacket & Beijing FIE 800N Breeches“.

for more read link Fencing.net

The FIE hasn’t come out with a statement, although the report has been out for 2 weeks +.
Until then the equipment is appropriate and national bodies wont respond until the FIE has.

NB: The FIE has allowed the equipment to be worn. 

Wuxi Uniforms – Australian Situation

The EU’s Consumer Affairs Division has jurisdiction over the sale of products, and their description, in Europe.  The Australian equivalent is the ACCC, which governs trade practices issues (“misleading and deceptive” product claims).  It is believed that a competing European fencing equipment supplier initiated the EU Consumer Affairs Division action.

The FIE has jurisdiction over the use of equipment, and tests sample fabric to confirm 800N compliance.  The EU Consumer Affairs Division tested finished uniforms for 800N compliance.

So, here is the distinction:  currently, the FIE will continue to allow the use of Wuxi uniforms, as they have passed their testing.  However, you will not be able to purchase Wuxi uniforms in Europe.  This means that if they are purchased elsewhere but used in Europe, this will be okay as well.

The only relevance any of this has to Australian fencing is that the FIE has still validated the Wuxi uniform material, and Australia falls under the FIE rules.  However, if you are in any way concerned about your safety when using the Wuxi brand (or any brand in fact), then you should act accordingly.



Fix A Weapon


Here is a great Book to learn how to maintain and repair Fencing Equipment

Maintenance Book

For more info and to order one, email : chris@swordfightersaustralia.com



Fencing Score Box


The List of Fencing Products is growing on Sword Fighters and associates.

Here is a great Aussie invention:

The S-Box, 3 weapon fencing box.                                  Download Brochure : S-BOX Brochure

Photo

For more details contact

chris@swordfightersaustralia.com



International Ranking Points Appendix


The AFF has a ranking system for points achieved in International Competitions converted into (National) Rankings.Download :  AFF Ranking Point System



New Foil Mask 2009


New Product Available:

Foil Bib Mask     Foil Bib Mask     Foil Mask Wire   Mask Wire

FIE Foil Mask and Mask Wire: Special Offer $180

[$50 deposit paid before 24th December, delivery within 4-6 weeks]
(delivery dependant on location with Aus.)

Sizes - XSmall / Small / Medium / Large / XL (see size chart)
Name :
Postal address :
Email address
:

chris@swordfightersaustralia.com

Size Chart 

For more info refer to Products Page:

Download of FIE Mask Bib Requirements, [ on page 4 there is a template for a Bib ] 

Christmas Gifts - Birthday Presents; Gift Voucher World is the place



Fencing Handheld Scoring System


Itunes has an application download for a Fencing Score Match Card.
Using an Iphone or similar device its a neat little app!
                                                          ITunes>App Store>Sports>ScoreCounter            Itunes Score Counter



Nike Fencing Shoes - “The Balestra”


Since Nike brought out their Fencing shoes, there has been massive interest from the web.
But after contacting Nike, they are still doing research and providing this feedback to the developers.
So they do know how popular their shoe is to Fencers around the World.

Since this shoe was released exclusively for the Olympics there are no current plans to bring it back to market.
The shoes that were released at this time were the only ones that were to be offered. 

Unfortunately there is no official line from Nike as yet…. but we await the PR department!

Nike Balestra



Foil Mask 2009


It is a requirement to wear the Foil Bib Mask as of 1 Jan 2009 in Australian National Competitions.

Keep an eye out for availability within Australia and on Sword Fighters Australia. Products:

Link to the AFF Website :

http://www.ausfencing.org/index.php?articleID=136



New Adidas Fencing Shoes - Adistar


The New Adidas Fencing Shoes - Adistar, are about to become available.

For more info check out the Adidas site                 Adistar ADISTAR



Swordfighter Fencing Equipment


Swordfighters Australia in association with Thunderstruck Performance Gear,

Proudly presents unique undergarments and training apparel for Fencers.

Contact chris@swordfightersaustralia.com for Products.

[Thunderstruck Performance Gear]



Competition Sheets


Every competition needs result sheets, here are some for your use.

Poule [swordfighter-poule-sheet.doc] Sheet

Direct Elimination  [swordfighter-d-e-sheets.doc] Sheet

D/E Tableau [swordfighter-competition-d-e-sheet.jpg] Sheet

D/E Exhaustive [swordfighter-d-e-exhaustive-sheet.jpg] Sheet

Team Match [swordfighter-team-match-sheets.doc] Italian Relay Sheet



En Garde Program


“En Garde” available on FIE website. 

The FIE has the computer program for your club competitions.

Available to download here



FIE Rules for Fencing


The Rules for Fencing 2006 edition.

Translated by the British Fencing Association can be downloaded here;  fie-rules-for-competition-2008.pdf

Along with the updates from Jan 2008 here; fie-rules-for-competition-updates-2008.pdf

For further updates go to BFA website



Referee Hand Signals


Here are the referee hand signals universally used in competitions.

Download here fie-hand-signal-document.pdf

Available also from the www.fie.ch



AFF #1 T-shirts


Tshirts were available to buy at AFF 1 in Melbourne (28-30 March)

Information will be available soon on the website on new products available.



New Nike Fencing Shoe


The market is about to become a little cooler, with the worldwide manufacturer having the Beijing Olympic contract.

Finally some of the shoes are available for viewing. According to Nike the shoes are 20% lighter than other fencing shoes. With light weight materials the durability of the shoes are yet to be assessed, but one comment from Nike was like most serious sports shoe the life span was likely to be 3-6 months. From Nike’s information the shoes are made from more durable materials than before, so we’ll see.

For more information visit the full article at fencing.net.


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