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Chest protectors – an update on the new rules in foil from 2018

Chest protectors – an update on the new rules in foil from 2018

The FIE recently has released new requirements for chest protectors both in men’s and women’s foil. For full information about the underlying problems (including a bit of foil history) as well as some instructions on what to do now and where to purchase, please read on... 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

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 →

Measuring Fencing?

Measuring Fencing?

It’s hard to improve something if you have no idea how to measure it. “Being a better fencer” is a worthy goal, but it is difficult to know if you’re achieving it. We all want to be better fencers. If you don’t then you can stop reading here - but leave a comment at the bottom because I’m curious why you’re on this site. We train,  drill, spar, compete, pore over old books and read modern fencing handbooks on the sly. All to be better fencers. How do we know if our training is working? Continue reading →

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 →

FIE masks update FAQ

FIE masks update FAQ

Here are a few questions and answers about the new FIE rules in regards to masks. All new masks sold by Leon Paul are compliant with the FIE rule changes that will come into effect next season in Septembre 2018. Why are the FIE changing the rules for all FIE masks? Over the past 6 years, the number of masks, made by all fencing manufactures, falling off during competition has increased. 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 →

An Adult Starting Fencing

An Adult Starting Fencing

Fencing is a sport that is surrounded by an air of inaccessibility and mystery for most of us outside the fencing world and it’s no secret that the majority of

What did we learn from the TV presentation of fencing at the 2016 Rio Olympics? Pt2

In my part 1 post, I discussed how clever lighting had made huge improvements to the way Fencing Came across on TV at the Rio 2016 Olympics. There are another few factors that are gradually improving the sports appearance on TV. a-new-dawn-for-fencing-after-the-rio-olympics Did Rio mark a new dawn for televised fencing or is this the start of a raft of changes that will improve the sports appeal to a wider audience? Continue reading →

Hot fencer in uniform!

Hot fencer in uniform!

The other day I had a hot thought…… Can we see if there is a measurable difference between how much heat different uniforms retain? My conclusion was that yes, we can. Recently the FIE and Leon Paul did experiments on various uniforms using an amazing mannequin from EMPA in Switzerland, a specialist in testing clothing. Continue reading →

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Chest protectors – an update on the new rules in foil from 2018

Chest protectors – an update on the new rules in foil from 2018

The FIE recently has released new requirements for chest protectors both in men’s and women’s foil. For full information about the underlying problems (including a bit of foil history) as well as some instructions on what to do now and where to purchase, please read on... Continue reading →

FIE masks update FAQ

FIE masks update FAQ

Here are a few questions and answers about the new FIE rules in regards to masks. All new masks sold by Leon Paul are compliant with the FIE rule changes that will come into effect next season in Septembre 2018. Why are the FIE changing the rules for all FIE masks? Over the past 6 years, the number of masks, made by all fencing manufactures, falling off during competition has increased. 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 →

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 →

An Adult Starting Fencing

An Adult Starting Fencing

Fencing is a sport that is surrounded by an air of inaccessibility and mystery for most of us outside the fencing world and it’s no secret that the majority of

Measuring Fencing?

Measuring Fencing?

It’s hard to improve something if you have no idea how to measure it. “Being a better fencer” is a worthy goal, but it is difficult to know if you’re achieving it. We all want to be better fencers. If you don’t then you can stop reading here - but leave a comment at the bottom because I’m curious why you’re on this site. We train,  drill, spar, compete, pore over old books and read modern fencing handbooks on the sly. All to be better fencers. How do we know if our training is working? Continue reading →

What did we learn from the TV presentation of fencing at the 2016 Rio Olympics? Pt2

In my part 1 post, I discussed how clever lighting had made huge improvements to the way Fencing Came across on TV at the Rio 2016 Olympics. There are another few factors that are gradually improving the sports appearance on TV. a-new-dawn-for-fencing-after-the-rio-olympics Did Rio mark a new dawn for televised fencing or is this the start of a raft of changes that will improve the sports appeal to a wider audience? Continue reading →

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 →

Hot fencer in uniform!

Hot fencer in uniform!

The other day I had a hot thought…… Can we see if there is a measurable difference between how much heat different uniforms retain? My conclusion was that yes, we can. Recently the FIE and Leon Paul did experiments on various uniforms using an amazing mannequin from EMPA in Switzerland, a specialist in testing clothing. Continue reading →

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