Month: August 2018

New Adult Classes

We’ve been running adult classes on a Friday night for some time and we’re expanding to include foil and sabre as well as epee.

Ideal for adults of any age who are looking for a relaxed and fun evening of recreational fencing.

Contact coach@salleossian.com for details.

Fridays, 7-9pm.

Project Forte

FORTE (Fencing)  In fencing, forte (from the Romance root meaning “strong”) is “the strong part” of the blade—the one third-closest to the hilt. The “strength” refers to the control established over the opponent’s weapon upon contact of one’s forte with the opponent’s foible (a situation of favourable leverage).  Wikipedia

Salle Ossian is at the forefront of delivering a Sport for Change initiative that aims to reach out to community groups whose members have been subject to violence, trauma or adverse childhood experiences and who might benefit from the therapeutic opportunities inherent in the sport of fencing.

In fencing, we look at strength in a different way, to mean control of one’s own actions and interactions with others.  Anyone new to the sport will quickly discover that the attributes of self-control, self-confidence and self-belief are immediately accessed and developed as participants are encouraged to take up something completely new, build on their strengths and work with others to improve problem solving and resilience.

How we do this is by engaging with local partners, providers and supporters, to run short 6 week programmes of fencing themed games and practice which inspire and motivate them to take part and to learn and develop.  The journey individuals take is outlined here

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We believe that everyone can benefit from sport and that everyone benefits from confident individuals and communities.

Project Forte will delivered with the support and assistance of Salle Ossian Fencing Club, Scottish Fencing, British Fencing and Perth and Kinross partnerships.

Cadet and Junior Commonwealth Championships

Brilliant performances and a big setting made the 2018 Youth Commonwealth’s a championship that will be remembered for a long time to come. A very young crew from Salle Ossian made up the majority of the Scotland u17 and u20 sabre teams and they did their club and country proud.

In the individual events it was Rory McLellan who was not only the youngest member of the team, but the stand out performance making the quarter finals and narrowly missing out on a medal. He then went on to take silver medal in the team event along with his club mates Mark Alvares, Sam Freeman and Ewan Robertson.

Ewan, also fenced in the u20 team and joined by Toby Carter. Toby fenced amazingly in the team quarter finals taking the score from 22/35 to 39/40, giving Scotland the platform it needed to win 45/42 and secure a semi-final place. They then went on to surprise everyone by winning the bronze medal by beating Canada, with some of the best fencing we’e seen from Ewan Robertson. The full match can be seen here.

Scotland v Canada

In the ladies events, Charlotte Wilson-Smith showed great promise with some solid performances against much more experienced fencers. She comes home with a silver medal from the under 17 team event and a bronze medal from the under 20 team event. Not bad for a 14 year old!