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Update: New season, new goals...

Update: New season, new goals...

Hey Leon Paul lovers! The new season has just started so it’s time for a new blog. Last season I took a little break from training because of the very hectic period around the 2016 Rio Olympics. I learned after Beijing 2008 and London 2012 that it is very important to give your body and mind a long period of regeneration before starting another Olympic cycle. Continue reading →

The Professionals

The Professionals

I hate outsourcing. It is something I am not very good at and it always causes me problems. I think to outsource work well, you need to be very detailed

One year of the Fencing Podcast

One year of the Fencing Podcast

This is a short post to show our appreciation for the guys at the Fencing Podcast, who are celebrating their first year in the business of all things fencing. Continue reading →

A German Champion at the German Championships

A German Champion at the German Championships

A season's retreat Gaining a title is never easy. In any sport, at any age class, at any time. To defend a title is, it is said, even more difficult. On March 23, 2016, I managed to win the title of the German B-Youth Champion at my first German Championships in Halle, Germany. It was a hard piece of work, but the feeling of triumph was worth all the hard training, sweat and pain. What I did not know by then was that it was only the beginning. Text: Leander und Timo Helm Videos: Timo Helm, Oliver Gröteke Continue reading →

Do Not Read This Article on Strip Coaching  Fencing, Team Relay Edition!

Do Not Read This Article on Strip Coaching Fencing, Team Relay Edition!

Do Not Read This Article on Strip Coaching Fencing Team Relay Edition Pardon the interruption for a verbose warning that you, most likely, will ignore. Today’s warning will focus on

Rome World Championships 2017

Rome World Championships 2017

I have recently returned from the World Championships in Rome, Italy which ran from the 7th-12th November 2017 it was a great but challenging event in more than one way! We departed for Rome on 5th November as we had weapons check on the 6th, my team mates were competing on 7th/8th and I was competing on 8th/9th Just after we arrived in Rome, I started to feel unwell. This is one thing that every athlete dreads at an event of such importance, unfortunately it only got worse and reached a peak on Epee day. I always take every sensible precaution but sometimes you just get sick and have to make the best of what you have and ensure you work even harder on getting the right nutritional input. Continue reading →

Wheelchair fencing, my story so far

Wheelchair fencing, my story so far

I was born with a disability which affects my left leg. Put simply; I have far too many veins in my leg, causing it to swell and hurt constantly. Growing up with a disability is hard; I was always very insecure and shy about my leg, being different can be tough at the best of times. Continue reading →

British Fencing International Fencing Rules App

British Fencing International Fencing Rules App

British Fencing has released a new International Fencing Rules app. It costs £1.99 ($2.60) (€2.25) and is available on Google Play and Apple Store for mobile and tablet use. Continue reading →

Piers Gilliver Wheelchair Fencing the Road to Rio

Piers Gilliver Wheelchair Fencing the Road to Rio

A lot has happened since I first picked up a weapon in August 2010 when I decided to 'have a go' at fencing at my local club, had I known

The Fencing Podcast - who, why, what and what next?

The Fencing Podcast - who, why, what and what next?

The Fencing Podcast was launched by two Scottish fencers/coaches/nerds in the immediate aftermath of the Rio Olympics. Sean Walton and Gavin McMenemy are the voices of the podcast, after a friend suggested they give the medium a try. Gav has a history of online fencing presence - maintaining the peace as a moderator on Leon Paul’s Fencing Forum (and the US-based fencing.net) for many years - and Sean has written fencing blogs, so a podcast seemed the logical next step. While there is a lot of online discussion and writing about fencing, there is little spoken-word output. Continue reading →

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Update: New season, new goals...

Update: New season, new goals...

Hey Leon Paul lovers! The new season has just started so it’s time for a new blog. Last season I took a little break from training because of the very hectic period around the 2016 Rio Olympics. I learned after Beijing 2008 and London 2012 that it is very important to give your body and mind a long period of regeneration before starting another Olympic cycle. Continue reading →

Rome World Championships 2017

Rome World Championships 2017

I have recently returned from the World Championships in Rome, Italy which ran from the 7th-12th November 2017 it was a great but challenging event in more than one way! We departed for Rome on 5th November as we had weapons check on the 6th, my team mates were competing on 7th/8th and I was competing on 8th/9th Just after we arrived in Rome, I started to feel unwell. This is one thing that every athlete dreads at an event of such importance, unfortunately it only got worse and reached a peak on Epee day. I always take every sensible precaution but sometimes you just get sick and have to make the best of what you have and ensure you work even harder on getting the right nutritional input. Continue reading →

The Professionals

The Professionals

I hate outsourcing. It is something I am not very good at and it always causes me problems. I think to outsource work well, you need to be very detailed

Wheelchair fencing, my story so far

Wheelchair fencing, my story so far

I was born with a disability which affects my left leg. Put simply; I have far too many veins in my leg, causing it to swell and hurt constantly. Growing up with a disability is hard; I was always very insecure and shy about my leg, being different can be tough at the best of times. Continue reading →

One year of the Fencing Podcast

One year of the Fencing Podcast

This is a short post to show our appreciation for the guys at the Fencing Podcast, who are celebrating their first year in the business of all things fencing. Continue reading →

British Fencing International Fencing Rules App

British Fencing International Fencing Rules App

British Fencing has released a new International Fencing Rules app. It costs £1.99 ($2.60) (€2.25) and is available on Google Play and Apple Store for mobile and tablet use. Continue reading →

A German Champion at the German Championships

A German Champion at the German Championships

A season's retreat Gaining a title is never easy. In any sport, at any age class, at any time. To defend a title is, it is said, even more difficult. On March 23, 2016, I managed to win the title of the German B-Youth Champion at my first German Championships in Halle, Germany. It was a hard piece of work, but the feeling of triumph was worth all the hard training, sweat and pain. What I did not know by then was that it was only the beginning. Text: Leander und Timo Helm Videos: Timo Helm, Oliver Gröteke Continue reading →

Piers Gilliver Wheelchair Fencing the Road to Rio

Piers Gilliver Wheelchair Fencing the Road to Rio

A lot has happened since I first picked up a weapon in August 2010 when I decided to 'have a go' at fencing at my local club, had I known

Do Not Read This Article on Strip Coaching  Fencing, Team Relay Edition!

Do Not Read This Article on Strip Coaching Fencing, Team Relay Edition!

Do Not Read This Article on Strip Coaching Fencing Team Relay Edition Pardon the interruption for a verbose warning that you, most likely, will ignore. Today’s warning will focus on

The Fencing Podcast - who, why, what and what next?

The Fencing Podcast - who, why, what and what next?

The Fencing Podcast was launched by two Scottish fencers/coaches/nerds in the immediate aftermath of the Rio Olympics. Sean Walton and Gavin McMenemy are the voices of the podcast, after a friend suggested they give the medium a try. Gav has a history of online fencing presence - maintaining the peace as a moderator on Leon Paul’s Fencing Forum (and the US-based fencing.net) for many years - and Sean has written fencing blogs, so a podcast seemed the logical next step. While there is a lot of online discussion and writing about fencing, there is little spoken-word output. Continue reading →

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