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Running into Retirement

Running into Retirement

What does an international fencer do when they retire? I stopped fencing in June 2012 with the European Championships in Italy being my final event. Barring a few little fun

(Fencing) Lessons Learnt – And Fun Had. My Experience at the Leon Paul Sabre Camp.

(Fencing) Lessons Learnt – And Fun Had. My Experience at the Leon Paul Sabre Camp.

Six weeks of summer holidays without fencing? That does nothing for true fencing lovers, who will start to miss their fencing life after a couple of weeks. So Leon Paul's training camp in London in early August was the perfect match (and best mix of city trip, fencing fun, and language holiday) for Leon Paul sponsored Valentin Meka, a U14 sabre fencer from Dormagen, Germany. Want to know what happened when he decided to give up on his sunbed at the beach for a fencing piste? Read on... Continue reading →

Injuries!

Injuries!

The first half of every season is always interesting. As it is, everyone has different approaches, different goals, different vacations and different values. I notice that when I evaluate my first half of the season and discuss it with others. My results this season have not been so great. I was 1 touch from a 64 in Bern, and during the team competition, I got an injury which held me back the rest of year. 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

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 →

"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 →

One of the world's top coaches goes wireless!

One of the world's top coaches goes wireless!

Ziemowit Wojciechowski is a GB Olympic Coach, Head coach of ZFW fencing club and the coach of world number 3 Richard Kruse. Recently he has taken his club into the future by switching to wireless fencing, here is what he has to say: Four months ago I purchased 4 wireless machines from Leon Paul for my fencing club, ZFW, and I haven’t looked back. 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 →

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

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Running into Retirement

Running into Retirement

What does an international fencer do when they retire? I stopped fencing in June 2012 with the European Championships in Italy being my final event. Barring a few little fun

"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 →

(Fencing) Lessons Learnt – And Fun Had. My Experience at the Leon Paul Sabre Camp.

(Fencing) Lessons Learnt – And Fun Had. My Experience at the Leon Paul Sabre Camp.

Six weeks of summer holidays without fencing? That does nothing for true fencing lovers, who will start to miss their fencing life after a couple of weeks. So Leon Paul's training camp in London in early August was the perfect match (and best mix of city trip, fencing fun, and language holiday) for Leon Paul sponsored Valentin Meka, a U14 sabre fencer from Dormagen, Germany. Want to know what happened when he decided to give up on his sunbed at the beach for a fencing piste? Read on... Continue reading →

One of the world's top coaches goes wireless!

One of the world's top coaches goes wireless!

Ziemowit Wojciechowski is a GB Olympic Coach, Head coach of ZFW fencing club and the coach of world number 3 Richard Kruse. Recently he has taken his club into the future by switching to wireless fencing, here is what he has to say: Four months ago I purchased 4 wireless machines from Leon Paul for my fencing club, ZFW, and I haven’t looked back. Continue reading →

Injuries!

Injuries!

The first half of every season is always interesting. As it is, everyone has different approaches, different goals, different vacations and different values. I notice that when I evaluate my first half of the season and discuss it with others. My results this season have not been so great. I was 1 touch from a 64 in Bern, and during the team competition, I got an injury which held me back the rest of year. 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 →

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

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 →

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