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Denver 1989. The first World Championships with electric sabre.

Denver 1989. The first World Championships with electric sabre.

Prior to the 1989 Senior World Championships being held in Chicago, all firms pitching to supply the apparatus for this event were invited to a National circuit competition in Chicago to trial their F.I.E. approved sabre apparatus. Continue reading →

Looking back on Rio 2016

Looking back on Rio 2016

Looking back on Rio 2016  With only 12 places available in my event, to qualify for the 2016 Paralympic Games I had to either win direct qualifiers Zonal/World Championships or rank within the top 6 of the world rankings after the automatic and host nation places had been awarded. The qualifying period for this ran from Sept 2014 - May 2016 and I was thrilled to secure an early lead in the rankings, winning GB's first Wheelchair fencing World Cup Gold in the first event and going on to complete a hat-trick in the next two events.   Continue reading →

Alisher Usmanov, Thomas Bach and Barry Paul consider the future of fencing presentation

We pride ourselves in always pushing the sport of fencing forwards and at the 2017 World Championships in Leipzig we wanted to show something really special. Ben calls it the moonshot piste, something that can once again transform the presentation of the sport. It is not until you see the piste in person that you can appreciate how totally awesome it is. 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 →

What a day! What a competition! –  My  experience at Challenge SNCF Réseau 2018 (Men's epee Worldcup)

What a day! What a competition! – My experience at Challenge SNCF Réseau 2018 (Men's epee Worldcup)

Every fencer has it: a personal collection of special moments. A day you'll remember. A match ended with a close win. A competition that leaves not just medals, but memories. For Leon Paul sponsored fencer Bas Verwijlen the 2018 edition of Challenge SNCF Réseau in Paris, one of the most important events of the worldcup series in Men's epee, does definitely belong to that category of unforgettable experiences. Read on for his full report about his day and how he made it to the podium.  Continue reading →

DT for Copenhagen

DT for Copenhagen

Following a seamless journey to Copenhagen via Heathrow, Francine Robb and myself boarded the train to Gentofte where this season's Copenhagen Cadet Epee EFC tournament was taking place.  We had been asked by our friends at the Hellerup Club to head up the DT for 6th edition of this fabulous event. 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 →

Moonshot Piste

Moonshot Piste

A moonshot idea is one that reinvents and revolutionises an industry or in our case a sport. Normally designers take a single product and look to make a series of

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

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Denver 1989. The first World Championships with electric sabre.

Denver 1989. The first World Championships with electric sabre.

Prior to the 1989 Senior World Championships being held in Chicago, all firms pitching to supply the apparatus for this event were invited to a National circuit competition in Chicago to trial their F.I.E. approved sabre apparatus. Continue reading →

What a day! What a competition! –  My  experience at Challenge SNCF Réseau 2018 (Men's epee Worldcup)

What a day! What a competition! – My experience at Challenge SNCF Réseau 2018 (Men's epee Worldcup)

Every fencer has it: a personal collection of special moments. A day you'll remember. A match ended with a close win. A competition that leaves not just medals, but memories. For Leon Paul sponsored fencer Bas Verwijlen the 2018 edition of Challenge SNCF Réseau in Paris, one of the most important events of the worldcup series in Men's epee, does definitely belong to that category of unforgettable experiences. Read on for his full report about his day and how he made it to the podium.  Continue reading →

DT for Copenhagen

DT for Copenhagen

Following a seamless journey to Copenhagen via Heathrow, Francine Robb and myself boarded the train to Gentofte where this season's Copenhagen Cadet Epee EFC tournament was taking place.  We had been asked by our friends at the Hellerup Club to head up the DT for 6th edition of this fabulous event. Continue reading →

Looking back on Rio 2016

Looking back on Rio 2016

Looking back on Rio 2016  With only 12 places available in my event, to qualify for the 2016 Paralympic Games I had to either win direct qualifiers Zonal/World Championships or rank within the top 6 of the world rankings after the automatic and host nation places had been awarded. The qualifying period for this ran from Sept 2014 - May 2016 and I was thrilled to secure an early lead in the rankings, winning GB's first Wheelchair fencing World Cup Gold in the first event and going on to complete a hat-trick in the next two events.   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 →

Alisher Usmanov, Thomas Bach and Barry Paul consider the future of fencing presentation

We pride ourselves in always pushing the sport of fencing forwards and at the 2017 World Championships in Leipzig we wanted to show something really special. Ben calls it the moonshot piste, something that can once again transform the presentation of the sport. It is not until you see the piste in person that you can appreciate how totally awesome it is. Continue reading →

Moonshot Piste

Moonshot Piste

A moonshot idea is one that reinvents and revolutionises an industry or in our case a sport. Normally designers take a single product and look to make a series of

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

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