Silver Sabers: Fencing for Seniors

Virginia City 1

Sunday July 28, 2024 - 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm


Silver Sabers is a fencing class specifically for seniors, based on 19th century British saber. It is designed for participants with limited mobility, arthritis, chronic pain, or other conditions that make activities difficult. The class is an exercise in strategy, timing, hand and eye coordination, balance, movement, proprioception, and memory. Combat Con participants will learn how to instruct a Silver Sabers class through practice and roleplay. This will include how to communicate, working with or around limitations of students, safety, and learning about the physiological changes that happen as we age. Silver Sabers was developed by Skye Hilton, a HEMA instructor and Senior Fitness Specialist and offers it at the Senior Centers in her community.


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