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Fencing’s Rio Silver Lining

Fencing’s Rio Silver Lining

It’s fair to say that most of the British fencing community left the Rio Olympic Games behind with a sense of mixed emotions. Richard Kruse coming fourth was an immense achievement but getting so close to a medal meant a slight sense of deflation. As time has passed, I’m sure we’ll all just remember how well he did. All I’ll say about the team event is that it didn’t appear to be our day! Now all we have to do is ponder the “will he, won’t he?” question – will Richard carry on to Tokyo? I do hope so. Last season he showed us that he’s still a major force on the World circuit and he demonstrated that in the toughest environment – Olympic qualification. Continue reading →

Running a Fencing Competition - Jon Willis

Running a Fencing Competition - Jon Willis

By Jon Willis Last year, after I had run a cadet competition, I overheard a fencer refer to me as ‘the man who organises competitions’.  Initially, it dented my ego to think that I’m known more for running competitions than my exploits with an epee.  I only retired a few years ago! However, I’m delighted to have been able to remain in fencing, to use my competitive experience to improve the standard of events in the UK and help the sport grow. Continue reading →

Richard Kruse! The only fencer I let stain my walls.

Richard Kruse! The only fencer I let stain my walls.

There are few people in the fencing world who do not know who Richard Kruse is, representing Great Britain in the men’s foil Olympics. One of the most notable qualities of this man is his dedication to training. I have met few people who work as hard and as consistently as Richard, and the work seems to pay off. When I get into work at 8AM (not 10), we often see the more dedicated fencers already beginning their warmups and practice drills. Among them is always Richard. “Surprised to see you here so early.” – I would always say. We always joke about his training effects his luck, and his response is always “The more I train the luckier I seem to get”. Kruse Continue reading →

Do Not Read this Article on Coaching

Do Not Read this Article on Coaching

Do Not Read This Article Warning do not read this 2 Turn back now and Do Not Read This Article on strip coaching! Continue reading →

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Fencing’s Rio Silver Lining

Fencing’s Rio Silver Lining

It’s fair to say that most of the British fencing community left the Rio Olympic Games behind with a sense of mixed emotions. Richard Kruse coming fourth was an immense achievement but getting so close to a medal meant a slight sense of deflation. As time has passed, I’m sure we’ll all just remember how well he did. All I’ll say about the team event is that it didn’t appear to be our day! Now all we have to do is ponder the “will he, won’t he?” question – will Richard carry on to Tokyo? I do hope so. Last season he showed us that he’s still a major force on the World circuit and he demonstrated that in the toughest environment – Olympic qualification. Continue reading →

Richard Kruse! The only fencer I let stain my walls.

Richard Kruse! The only fencer I let stain my walls.

There are few people in the fencing world who do not know who Richard Kruse is, representing Great Britain in the men’s foil Olympics. One of the most notable qualities of this man is his dedication to training. I have met few people who work as hard and as consistently as Richard, and the work seems to pay off. When I get into work at 8AM (not 10), we often see the more dedicated fencers already beginning their warmups and practice drills. Among them is always Richard. “Surprised to see you here so early.” – I would always say. We always joke about his training effects his luck, and his response is always “The more I train the luckier I seem to get”. Kruse Continue reading →

Running a Fencing Competition - Jon Willis

Running a Fencing Competition - Jon Willis

By Jon Willis Last year, after I had run a cadet competition, I overheard a fencer refer to me as ‘the man who organises competitions’.  Initially, it dented my ego to think that I’m known more for running competitions than my exploits with an epee.  I only retired a few years ago! However, I’m delighted to have been able to remain in fencing, to use my competitive experience to improve the standard of events in the UK and help the sport grow. Continue reading →

Do Not Read this Article on Coaching

Do Not Read this Article on Coaching

Do Not Read This Article Warning do not read this 2 Turn back now and Do Not Read This Article on strip coaching! Continue reading →

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