From fencer to fencer: my Leon Paul Weapon Carrier Pro review

From fencer to fencer: my Leon Paul Weapon Carrier Pro review

Our new fencing bag is here! Fencers, please meet the weapon carrier pro. At first glance, it may look a bit like a traditional top bag you would usually use to carry your weapons around during tournaments, but actually our new release is far more than that. We aimed at nothing less than the - almost - impossible. Offering you a fencing bag that holds all of your kit (yes, even if you're a pro), but that can still be comfortably worn over your shoulders. For that reason, it couldnʼt bear the name "weapon carrier PRO" without at least being tested by one! Meet professional fencer Ben Peggs, who is used to travelling all around the world for World Cup tournaments, and other fencing events. Read on to discover the review (and vlog!) by the former European Games Champion and current Commonwealth Champion. Continue reading →

Reasons for choosing Leon Paul - the story of Polish top fencer Radosław Zawrotniak

Reasons for choosing Leon Paul - the story of Polish top fencer Radosław Zawrotniak

"When you fence at a world class level, you need to be sure that your epee will not fail you when you're at a decisive moment of the match". These are the words of Radosław Zawrotniak (or Radek, for his friends), the best Polish épée fencer. We got Radek to reveal us his opinion about fencing equipment. What's most important to him when selecting an epee? What makes fencing clothing truly outstanding? What should a fencer pay attention to when choosing their mask? And why did the Leon Paul Fusion Pro blade win his heart?   Continue reading →

Running the Great Wall Marathon in Fencing kit: The project

Running the Great Wall Marathon in Fencing kit: The project

Who would be mad enough to run a marathon in fencing kit? Max Titmuss (a  fencer we spotted quite often in the Leon Paul Fencing Centre), apparently. On 1 May 2019, he will be running a full 42km marathon on the Great Wall of China in his Leon Paul Apex fencing kit for charity. Raising money for Ataxia UK, he hopes that something good will come out of this somewhat daft idea. Want to know more (and maybe even support his charity run?) Here's the backstory. Continue reading →

LED Sabre – Rules and Principles of a new combat sport

LED Sabre – Rules and Principles of a new combat sport

The second episode about our LED sabre series with Faisal Mian, instructor at London's Silver Sabre Academy, where you can learn all about the recently born art of fighting with a light sword, is here! Did you know that the discipline of LED sword-fighting as a true discipline of combat sports is already as advanced as to have its own set of rules for tournaments? If not, we recommend you read on! Continue reading →

Experiencing Wireless fencing

Experiencing Wireless fencing

You may have heard of our revolutionary wireless fencing system (and enjoyed our video), but have you ever tried it? Luckily, there's the fencing community if you haven't. Our collegues from Leon Paul France tracked down a coach who, after more than two years of use, is able to provide a long-term insight into the practical benefits of our wireless system, so we've decided to share the interview they did with French coach Thierry Tomine with you.   Continue reading →

Golden Hat trick in Sharjah

Golden Hat trick in Sharjah

In September 2018, the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games qualifying period for wheelchair fencing started and will run through until May 2020. For me, my qualifying period could not have got off to a better start, winning both the World Cup Epee events in Tbilisi, Georgia & Kyoto, Japan and so I was delighted to be able to carry my form through into the new season and secure my third Epee Gold of the qualifiers by taking the win in Sharjah, U.A.E! Continue reading →

The History of Epee Fencing

The History of Epee Fencing

Are you up for some more fencing history on this blog, fencers? We certainly are! After looking at the history of foil fencing (part 1 and part 2), our expert Malcolm Fare today breaks down the history of epee fencing for you. Read the full article after the jump. Continue reading →

Care and maintenance of your foil (and epee) points

Care and maintenance of your foil (and epee) points

Our GT3 tips, whether for foil or epee,  are the most carefully engineered on the planet. We have gone to extraordinary lengths to try to make sure that they are reliable, robust and above all else buttery smooth. Ahead a few tips by our director Alex Paul (with the input from top-ranked foil fencer Richard Kruse!) to help you get the best from them.   Continue reading →

The travelling fencer problems.  10 Do’s and Dont's when you’re on the road as a fencer

The travelling fencer problems. 10 Do’s and Dont's when you’re on the road as a fencer

You might have heard about the so-called travelling salesman problem, which is one of the most studied conundrums amongst computer scientists, but here at Leon Paul we believe there is another problem out there that merits at least the same level attention, and that’s the problems you face when you’re on the go with your fencing kit. (If you've ever gotten into a fight before your actual fencing class with an opponent named “revolving doors”, you know what we’re talking about). So, based on the experience of our Instagram girl Johanna, we’ve collected 10 Do’s and Dont's for the travelling fencer. Warning – they might need to be taken with a pinch of salt ;)     Continue reading →

New FIE rules and the sponsorship game

New FIE rules and the sponsorship game

At their annual congress held in Paris in December 2018 (right before the gala hosted to celebrate their 105th birthday, which we've blogged about extensively), updated their sponsorship rules, allowing for more advertising. These new rules are a fantastic opportunity for fencers to help finance their athletic dreams. You have 10 spaces for representing brands and if you are a top fencer or even an aspiring young fencer, new funding possibilities might now open up for you. Our director Ben Paul gives you an overview over the new rules and shares his tips for athletes.     Continue reading →

From fencer to fencer: my Leon Paul Weapon Carrier Pro review

From fencer to fencer: my Leon Paul Weapon Carrier Pro review

Our new fencing bag is here! Fencers, please meet the weapon carrier pro. At first glance, it may look a bit like a traditional top bag you would usually use to carry your weapons around during tournaments, but actually our new release is far more than that. We aimed at nothing less than the - almost - impossible. Offering you a fencing bag that holds all of your kit (yes, even if you're a pro), but that can still be comfortably worn over your shoulders. For that reason, it couldnʼt bear the name "weapon carrier PRO" without at least being tested by one! Meet professional fencer Ben Peggs, who is used to travelling all around the world for World Cup tournaments, and other fencing events. Read on to discover the review (and vlog!) by the former European Games Champion and current Commonwealth Champion. Continue reading →

Golden Hat trick in Sharjah

Golden Hat trick in Sharjah

In September 2018, the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games qualifying period for wheelchair fencing started and will run through until May 2020. For me, my qualifying period could not have got off to a better start, winning both the World Cup Epee events in Tbilisi, Georgia & Kyoto, Japan and so I was delighted to be able to carry my form through into the new season and secure my third Epee Gold of the qualifiers by taking the win in Sharjah, U.A.E! Continue reading →

Reasons for choosing Leon Paul - the story of Polish top fencer Radosław Zawrotniak

Reasons for choosing Leon Paul - the story of Polish top fencer Radosław Zawrotniak

"When you fence at a world class level, you need to be sure that your epee will not fail you when you're at a decisive moment of the match". These are the words of Radosław Zawrotniak (or Radek, for his friends), the best Polish épée fencer. We got Radek to reveal us his opinion about fencing equipment. What's most important to him when selecting an epee? What makes fencing clothing truly outstanding? What should a fencer pay attention to when choosing their mask? And why did the Leon Paul Fusion Pro blade win his heart?   Continue reading →

The History of Epee Fencing

The History of Epee Fencing

Are you up for some more fencing history on this blog, fencers? We certainly are! After looking at the history of foil fencing (part 1 and part 2), our expert Malcolm Fare today breaks down the history of epee fencing for you. Read the full article after the jump. Continue reading →

Running the Great Wall Marathon in Fencing kit: The project

Running the Great Wall Marathon in Fencing kit: The project

Who would be mad enough to run a marathon in fencing kit? Max Titmuss (a  fencer we spotted quite often in the Leon Paul Fencing Centre), apparently. On 1 May 2019, he will be running a full 42km marathon on the Great Wall of China in his Leon Paul Apex fencing kit for charity. Raising money for Ataxia UK, he hopes that something good will come out of this somewhat daft idea. Want to know more (and maybe even support his charity run?) Here's the backstory. Continue reading →

Care and maintenance of your foil (and epee) points

Care and maintenance of your foil (and epee) points

Our GT3 tips, whether for foil or epee,  are the most carefully engineered on the planet. We have gone to extraordinary lengths to try to make sure that they are reliable, robust and above all else buttery smooth. Ahead a few tips by our director Alex Paul (with the input from top-ranked foil fencer Richard Kruse!) to help you get the best from them.   Continue reading →

LED Sabre – Rules and Principles of a new combat sport

LED Sabre – Rules and Principles of a new combat sport

The second episode about our LED sabre series with Faisal Mian, instructor at London's Silver Sabre Academy, where you can learn all about the recently born art of fighting with a light sword, is here! Did you know that the discipline of LED sword-fighting as a true discipline of combat sports is already as advanced as to have its own set of rules for tournaments? If not, we recommend you read on! Continue reading →

The travelling fencer problems.  10 Do’s and Dont's when you’re on the road as a fencer

The travelling fencer problems. 10 Do’s and Dont's when you’re on the road as a fencer

You might have heard about the so-called travelling salesman problem, which is one of the most studied conundrums amongst computer scientists, but here at Leon Paul we believe there is another problem out there that merits at least the same level attention, and that’s the problems you face when you’re on the go with your fencing kit. (If you've ever gotten into a fight before your actual fencing class with an opponent named “revolving doors”, you know what we’re talking about). So, based on the experience of our Instagram girl Johanna, we’ve collected 10 Do’s and Dont's for the travelling fencer. Warning – they might need to be taken with a pinch of salt ;)     Continue reading →

Experiencing Wireless fencing

Experiencing Wireless fencing

You may have heard of our revolutionary wireless fencing system (and enjoyed our video), but have you ever tried it? Luckily, there's the fencing community if you haven't. Our collegues from Leon Paul France tracked down a coach who, after more than two years of use, is able to provide a long-term insight into the practical benefits of our wireless system, so we've decided to share the interview they did with French coach Thierry Tomine with you.   Continue reading →

New FIE rules and the sponsorship game

New FIE rules and the sponsorship game

At their annual congress held in Paris in December 2018 (right before the gala hosted to celebrate their 105th birthday, which we've blogged about extensively), updated their sponsorship rules, allowing for more advertising. These new rules are a fantastic opportunity for fencers to help finance their athletic dreams. You have 10 spaces for representing brands and if you are a top fencer or even an aspiring young fencer, new funding possibilities might now open up for you. Our director Ben Paul gives you an overview over the new rules and shares his tips for athletes.     Continue reading →

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