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 →

Fencing's Royal Connection

Fencing's Royal Connection

In 1545, the year the Mary Rose sank so spectacularly in Portsmouth harbour, a book on archery was published complaining about the neglect of that sport in favour of fencing, which had masters to teach it in every town. The popularity of fencing in Tudor times was largely due to Henry VIII who encouraged displays of swordplay and who had, in 1540, given the London Masters of Defence a monopoly of teaching arms. Fencing became the passion of high and low. A "prize" fight, or public examination of candidates by the Masters, halted business in the City of London for the day. Continue reading →

New Year, New Challenges

New Year, New Challenges

The 2018 season started with the IWAS World cup in Eger, Hungary running from 15th-19th February and although this event was a familiar season opener, there was to be a trial of new rules throughout this event and also at the next World cup in Pisa and It is safe to say that even though the proposed new sabre distance proved unpopular with many, it certainly encouraged some interesting conversations! 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 →

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 →

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 →

How to Thread Your Blade Tang

How to Thread Your Blade Tang

This is a short video to show you how to cut and thread the tang of a fencing blade. Whether it's foil, epee or sabre the process is the same. Continue reading →

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 →

Wireless sets "I need info about durability, battery life, maintenance, warranty"

Wireless sets "I need info about durability, battery life, maintenance, warranty"

In response to a customer who has asked several questions that come up regularly I thought it would be useful to post some information about Leon Paul's wireless set. Continue reading →

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 →

Fencing's Royal Connection

Fencing's Royal Connection

In 1545, the year the Mary Rose sank so spectacularly in Portsmouth harbour, a book on archery was published complaining about the neglect of that sport in favour of fencing, which had masters to teach it in every town. The popularity of fencing in Tudor times was largely due to Henry VIII who encouraged displays of swordplay and who had, in 1540, given the London Masters of Defence a monopoly of teaching arms. Fencing became the passion of high and low. A "prize" fight, or public examination of candidates by the Masters, halted business in the City of London for the day. Continue reading →

How to Thread Your Blade Tang

How to Thread Your Blade Tang

This is a short video to show you how to cut and thread the tang of a fencing blade. Whether it's foil, epee or sabre the process is the same. Continue reading →

New Year, New Challenges

New Year, New Challenges

The 2018 season started with the IWAS World cup in Eger, Hungary running from 15th-19th February and although this event was a familiar season opener, there was to be a trial of new rules throughout this event and also at the next World cup in Pisa and It is safe to say that even though the proposed new sabre distance proved unpopular with many, it certainly encouraged some interesting conversations! Continue reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Wireless sets "I need info about durability, battery life, maintenance, warranty"

Wireless sets "I need info about durability, battery life, maintenance, warranty"

In response to a customer who has asked several questions that come up regularly I thought it would be useful to post some information about Leon Paul's wireless set. Continue reading →

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