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Lego, miniature and real life fencing pictures.

Lego, miniature and real life fencing pictures.

If you have come across my name before, it was most likely in one of the bottom corners of photographs showing fencers either in action, stood on a podium or

Timing is everything by Enzo Lefort

Timing is everything by Enzo Lefort

Those who know me well, know how dedicated I am into training. When I’m at training, I’m always dedicated at 100% and sometimes more. I want to make count every

Not running the London Marathon, yet…

Not running the London Marathon, yet…

As I mentioned in a previous blog post, I was due to run the London Marathon at the end of the month (April 2020). Due to the COVID19 Pandemic, all

Belt and Road Chang’an International Fencing Master Competition

Belt and Road Chang’an International Fencing Master Competition

When I was first invited to the Belt and Road Master event, I had no idea what to expect. There wasn’t a lot of information other than that it was

The development of fencing kit

The development of fencing kit

Fencing may well be a sport with a relatively strict dress code nowadays (although we're at Leon Paul always trying to bring colours back in the game), but in the past, fencing fashion has (almost) seen it all: open-toed sandals and heeled shoes for the gentlemen, skirts and corsets belts for the ladies... read on to discover the convoluted story of fencing kit, brought to you by our expert in fencing history Malcolm Fare (who has also published the history of epee, foil and sabre fencing here on this blog). Continue reading →

Life of a bookworm

Life of a bookworm

I have always been a big fan of reading and have accumulated a bit of a book collection over the years. I started reading at a very young age and

“Because it’s there”

“Because it’s there”

In March 1923, George Mallory was asked by the New York Times “Why did you climb Mt. Everest?” to which he replied “Because it’s there”. Probably the most famous three

Finding the Fashion in Fencing

Finding the Fashion in Fencing

Fencing and fashion have often gone together in the past, for instance, just a few years ago Dior made a whole collection based on fencing kit. So, when one of

"Epee fencing" by Steve Paul - a review from fencers for fencers

"Epee fencing" by Steve Paul - a review from fencers for fencers

"Fencing and books – two of my favourite things together in one picture". The comments to our Instagram celebration of world book day back in April suggest that we’re not the only ones to enjoy a good read from time to time. All the better, if it’s fencing-themed. So what could we do better than to share our finds and have the books available on our website reviewed by fencers, from international top athletes to fencers more like you and me? We start with a review by our Instagram girl and epee fencer Johanna (who definitely belongs into the latter category ;) ) . Continue reading →

Running the Great Wall Marathon in fencing kit: the race

Running the Great Wall Marathon in fencing kit: the race

Here it is, fencers: after the background story about how the whole project was born and the training update a few weeks ago, it is now time for the tell-all about Max Titmuss's experience of running the Great Wall Marathon in our Apex fencing uniform. A path littered with some unexpected organisational obstacles... and a happy ending to his charity project.   Continue reading →

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Lego, miniature and real life fencing pictures.

Lego, miniature and real life fencing pictures.

If you have come across my name before, it was most likely in one of the bottom corners of photographs showing fencers either in action, stood on a podium or

Life of a bookworm

Life of a bookworm

I have always been a big fan of reading and have accumulated a bit of a book collection over the years. I started reading at a very young age and

Timing is everything by Enzo Lefort

Timing is everything by Enzo Lefort

Those who know me well, know how dedicated I am into training. When I’m at training, I’m always dedicated at 100% and sometimes more. I want to make count every

“Because it’s there”

“Because it’s there”

In March 1923, George Mallory was asked by the New York Times “Why did you climb Mt. Everest?” to which he replied “Because it’s there”. Probably the most famous three

Not running the London Marathon, yet…

Not running the London Marathon, yet…

As I mentioned in a previous blog post, I was due to run the London Marathon at the end of the month (April 2020). Due to the COVID19 Pandemic, all

Finding the Fashion in Fencing

Finding the Fashion in Fencing

Fencing and fashion have often gone together in the past, for instance, just a few years ago Dior made a whole collection based on fencing kit. So, when one of

Belt and Road Chang’an International Fencing Master Competition

Belt and Road Chang’an International Fencing Master Competition

When I was first invited to the Belt and Road Master event, I had no idea what to expect. There wasn’t a lot of information other than that it was

"Epee fencing" by Steve Paul - a review from fencers for fencers

"Epee fencing" by Steve Paul - a review from fencers for fencers

"Fencing and books – two of my favourite things together in one picture". The comments to our Instagram celebration of world book day back in April suggest that we’re not the only ones to enjoy a good read from time to time. All the better, if it’s fencing-themed. So what could we do better than to share our finds and have the books available on our website reviewed by fencers, from international top athletes to fencers more like you and me? We start with a review by our Instagram girl and epee fencer Johanna (who definitely belongs into the latter category ;) ) . Continue reading →

The development of fencing kit

The development of fencing kit

Fencing may well be a sport with a relatively strict dress code nowadays (although we're at Leon Paul always trying to bring colours back in the game), but in the past, fencing fashion has (almost) seen it all: open-toed sandals and heeled shoes for the gentlemen, skirts and corsets belts for the ladies... read on to discover the convoluted story of fencing kit, brought to you by our expert in fencing history Malcolm Fare (who has also published the history of epee, foil and sabre fencing here on this blog). Continue reading →

Running the Great Wall Marathon in fencing kit: the race

Running the Great Wall Marathon in fencing kit: the race

Here it is, fencers: after the background story about how the whole project was born and the training update a few weeks ago, it is now time for the tell-all about Max Titmuss's experience of running the Great Wall Marathon in our Apex fencing uniform. A path littered with some unexpected organisational obstacles... and a happy ending to his charity project.   Continue reading →

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